Books written by Judith Viorst

Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

Atheneum | September 24, 1972 | 32 pages
On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.  More Info

What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About?

Simon and Schuster | February 9, 2016 | 112 pages
From the beloved and internationally bestselling author of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Judith Viorst comes a brand-new collection of clever, hilarious, and poignant poems that touch on every aspect of the roller-coaster ride that is childhood. Did you wake up this... More Info

Lulu's Mysterious Mission

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | April 7, 2015 | 192 pages
This irresistible illustrated chapter book starring Judith Viorst’s Lulu is full of hilarious hijinks, delightful twists, and a top-secret mission! Eeny meeny miney mo, That babysitter’s got to go. Lulu has put her tantrum-throwing days behind her. That is, until her parents announce that they... More Info

Alexander, Who's Trying His Best to Be the Best Boy Ever

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | August 26, 2014 | 40 pages
Alexander tries his hand at behaving in this hilarious companion to the bestselling classic Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Last night somebody ate a whole box of jelly donuts. That somebody woke up with a terrible bellyache, and that somebody’s mom found the empty... More Info

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

June 3, 2014 | 34 pages
Simplified Chinese edition of the classic by Judith Viorst, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, an ALA Notable Children's Book. In Simplified Chinese. Annotation copyright Tsai Fong Books, Inc. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.  More Info

Alexander and the Wonderful, Marvelous, Excellent, Terrific Ninety Days

Free Press | July 2, 2011 | 128 pages
Whatever became of Alexander after that famously bad day? And did you know that Judith Viorst is his mother? And what happens to her passion for household neatness and orderliness, her deep devotion to schedules, her compulsive yearning to offer helpful advice when Alexander -- now grown up,... More Info

Lulu's Mysterious Mission

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | April 8, 2014 | 192 pages
This irresistible third illustrated chapter book starring Judith Viorst’s Lulu is full of hilarious hijinks, delightful twists, and a top-secret mission! Eeny meeny miney mo, That babysitter’s got to go. Lulu has put her tantrum-throwing days behind her. That is, until her parents announce that... More Info

Lulu Walks the Dogs

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | March 11, 2014 | 176 pages
Feisty Lulu sets out to make some dough in this illustrated chapter book with “plenty of appeal” (Kirkus Reviews) from children’s book legends Judith Viorst and Lane Smith. The stubbornly hilarious Lulu has decided it’s time to buckle down and earn some cash. How else can she save up enough... More Info

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Little Simon | January 7, 2014 | 34 pages
The perennially popular tale of Alexander’s worst day is now a board book that belongs on every child’s bookshelf. Alexander is not having a great day. He has to endure gum in his hair, sitting in the middle of the backseat, third-best-friend status, no dessert at lunch, lima beans, railroad... More Info

Lulu and the Brontosaurus

Atheneum | April 3, 2012 | 128 pages
Now in paperback, an illustrated chapter book from industry legends Judith Viorst and Lane Smith!I'm gonna, I'm gonna, I'm gonna, gonna, get a bronto-bronto-bronto-bronto-saurus for a pet! Lulu is so accustomed to getting what she wants that when her parents deny her birthday request for a... More Info

Lulu Walks the Dogs

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | September 4, 2012 | 160 pages
Feisty Lulu sets out to earn some cash in this illustrated chapter book from children’s book legends Judith Viorst and Lane Smith. The stubbornly hilarious Lulu has decided it’s time to buckle down and earn some cash. How else can she save up enough money to buy the very special thing that she... More Info