Helen Beatrix Potter was an English author conservationist, natural scientist, and illustrator best known for the 24 Tales series of animal books that featured the character Peter Rabbit. Beatrix was born in Kensington, London to Helen and Rupert Potter in 1866. Beatrix and her younger brother Walter Bertram loved to paint and draw, and would make sketches of their pets that included bats, snakes, lizards, frogs, mice, and rabbits. With her parents encouraging her, Beatrix spent hours on her sketches of plants and animals, which was evidence of her early attraction to the natural world that continued into her adult life.

Books in order of publication:

The Tale of Peter Rabbit (privately printed, 250 copies, 1901)

The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902)

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (1903)

The Tailor of Gloucester (1903)

The Tale of Benjamin Bunny (1904)

The Tale of Two Bad Mice (1904)

The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle (1905)

The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan (1905)

The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher (1906)

The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit (1906)

The Story of Miss Moppet (1906)

The Tale of Tom Kitten (1907)

The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck (1908)

The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or, The Roly-Poly Pudding (1908)

The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies (1909)

The Tale of Ginger and Pickles (1909)

The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse (1910)

The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes (1911)

The Tale of Mr. Tod (1912)

The Tale of Pigling Bland (1913)

Appley Dapply’s Nursery Rhymes (1917)

The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse (1918)

Cecily Parsley’s Nursery Rhymes (1922)

The Tale of Little Pig Robinson (1930)

Peter Rabbit’s Painting Book (1911)

Tom Kitten’s Painting Book (1917)

Jemima Puddle-Duck’s Painting Book (1925)

Peter Rabbit’s Almanac for 1929 (1928)

The Fairy Caravan (1929)

Sister Anne (illustrated by Katharine Sturges) (1932)

Wag-by-Wall (decorations by J. J. Lankes) (1944)

The Tale of the Faithful Dove (illustrated by Marie Angel) (1955, 1970)

The Sly Old Cat (written 1906; first published 1971)

The Tale of Tuppenny (illustrated by Marie Angel) (1973)

The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots (2016)] (Illustrated by Quentin Blake.)

Red Riding Hood (2019) (Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury.)

The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit by Emma Thompson (illustrated by Eleanor Taylor)

The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit by Emma Thompson (illustrated by Eleanor Taylor)

The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit by Emma Thompson (illustrated by Eleanor Taylor)