Lois Lenski

The Works of Lois Lenski

Autobiographical Novels

Skipping Village. Stokes, 1927
A Little Girl of 1900. Stokes, 1928

Early Picture Books

Jack Horner’s Pie: A Book of Nursery Rhymes. Harper, 1927
Alphabet People. Harper, 1928
The Wonder City: A Picture Book of New York. Coward, 1929
The Washington Picture Book. Coward, 1930
Benny and His Penny. Knopf, 1931
Johnny Goes to the Fair: A Picture Book. Minnton Balch, 1932
The Little Family. Doubleday Doran, 1932
Gooseberry Garden. Harper, 193
Little Baby Ann. Oxford University Press, 1935
Sugarplum House. Harper, 1935
The Easter Rabbit’s Parade. Oxford University Press, 1936
Susie Mariar. Oxford University Press, 1939; Walck, 1968.

Early Story Books

Two Brothers and Their Animal Friends. Stokes, 1929
Two Brothers and Their Baby Sister. Stokes, 1930
Spinach Boy. Stokes, 1930
Grandmother Tippytoe. Stokes, 1931
Arabella and Her Aunts. Stokes, 1932
Surprise for Mother. Stokes, 1934

Mr. Small Series

The Little Auto. Oxford University Press, 1934; Walck, 1959
The Little Sail Boat. Oxford University Press, 1937; Walck, 1960
The Little Airplane. Oxford University Press, 1938; Walck, 1959
The Little Train. Oxford University Press, 1940
The Little Farm. Oxford University Press, 1942
The Little Fire Engine. Oxford University Press, 1946
Cowboy Small. Oxford University Press, 1949
Papa Small. Oxford University Press, 1951
Songs of Mr. Small. Oxford University Press, 1954
Policeman Small. Walck, 1962

Historical Novels

Phebe Fairchild: Her Book, Stokes, 1936 (Newbery Honor Book, 1937)
A-Going to the Westward, Stokes, 1937
Bound Girl of Cobble Hill, Lippincott, 1938
Ocean-Born Mary, Stokes, 1939
Blueberry Corners, Stokes, 1940
Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison, Stokes, 1941 (Newbery Honor Book, 1942)
Puritan Adventure, Lippincott, 1944
Houseboat Girl, Lippincott, 1957

Davy Books

Animals for Me. Oxford University Press, 1941
Davy’s Day. Oxford University Press, 1943; Walck, 1959
A Surprise for Davy. Oxford University Press, 1947; Walck, 1959
Big Little Davy. Oxford University Press, 1956
Davy and His Dog. Oxford University Press, 1957
Davy Goes Places. Walck, 1961

Regional Stories

Bayou Suzette, 1943 (Ohioana Book Award)
Strawberry Girl, 1945 (Newbery Medal, 1946)
Blue Ridge Billy, 1946
Judy’s Journey, 1947 (Children’s Book Award)
Cotton in My Sack, 1949
Prairie School, 1951
Corn-Farm Boy, 1954
San Francisco Boy, 1955
Flood Friday, 1956
Houseboat Girl, 1957
Coal Camp Girl, 1959
Shoo-Fly Girl, 1963
To Be a Logger, 1967
Deer Valley Girl, 1968

Other Picture Books

Forgetful Tommy. Greenacres Press, 1943.
Let’s Play House. Oxford University Press, 1944.
My Friend the Cow. National Dairy Council, 1946.
Ice Cream is Good. National Dairy Council, 1948.
Mr. and Mrs. Noah. Crowell, 1948.

Seasons Series

Spring Is Here. Oxford University Press, 1945; Walck, 1960.
Now It’s Fall. Oxford University Press, 1948.
I Like Winter. Oxford University Press, 1950; Walck, 1960.
On a Summer Day. Oxford University Press, 1953.


Living with Others. Hartford (CT) Council of Churches, 1952.

Roundabout America Series

Peanuts for Billy Ben. Lippincott, 1952.
We Live in the South. Lippincott, 1952.
Project Boy. Lippincott, 1954.
We Live in the City. Lippincott, 1954.
Berries in the Scoop. Lippincott, 1956.
We Live by the River. Lippincott, 1956.
Little Sioux Girl. Lippincott, 1958.
We Live in the Country. Lippincott, 1960.
We Live in the Southwest. Lippincott, 1962.
We Live in the North. Lippincott, 1965.
High Rise Secret. Lippincott, 1966.

Song Books

We are Thy Children. Music by Clyde Robert Bulla. Crowell, 1952.
Songs of the City. Music by Clyde Robert Bulla. E.B. Marks, 1956.
Up to Six: Book I. Music by Clyde Robert Bulla. Hansen Music, 1956.

Read-and-Sing Series

I Went for a Walk. Music by Clyde Robert Bulla. Walck, 1958.
At Our House. Music by Clyde Robert Bulla. Walck ,1959.
When I Grow Up. Music by Clyde Robert Bulla. Walck, 1960.

Poetry and Short Stories

The Life I Live: Collected Poems. Walck, 1965.
Lois Lenski’s Christmas Stories. Lippincott, 1968.
City Poems. Walck, 1971.
Florida. My Florida: Poems. Florida State University Press, 1971.
Sing a Song of People. Little Brown, 1987.
Sing for Peace. Herald Press, 1987.

Debbie Books

Debbie and Her Grandma. Walck, 1967.
Debbie Herself. Walck, 1969.
Debbie and Her Family. Walck, 1969.
Debbie and Her Dolls. Walck, 1970.
Debbie Goes to Nursery School. Walck, 1970.
Debbie and Her Pets. Walck, 1971.

Collected Speeches

Adventure in Understanding: Talks to Parents, Teachers, and Librarians, 1944-1966. Friends of Florida State University Library, 1968

Articles, Essays, and Autobiography

“Regional Children’s Literature.” Wilson Library Bulletin 21 (1946): 289-92.
“Seeing Others as Ourselves.” Horn Book 22 (1946): 283-94.
“What Are Books For, Anyway?” National Elementary Prinicipal 31 (1951): 268-74.
“Can a Child Think?” Ed 75 (1954): 139-44.
“Creating Books.” Library Journal 88, no. Oct. 15 (1963): 3987-90+.
“Creating Books.” School Library Journal 10 (1963): 109-12+.
“Miss Lois Lenski Accepts Regina Award: Address.” Catholic Library World 41 (1969): 16-20.
Journey into Childhood (autobiography). Lippincott, 1972.

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