Ann M. Martin

American writer of children's literature

Ann Matthews Martin (born August 12, 1955) is an American children's writer.

Ann Matthews Martin
Martin at the National Book Festival on August 31, 2019
Martin at the National Book Festival on August 31, 2019
BornAnn Matthews Martin
(1955-08-12) August 12, 1955 (age 68)
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
GenreChildren's books


Ann Martin grew up in Princeton, New Jersey with her parents and her younger sister, Jane. She graduated from Smith College. After this, Martin became a teacher and then an editor of children's books. Now, she is a full-time writer.

Martin finds the ideas for her books from many different things. Some are based on what she has done herself. Others are based on childhood memories and feelings. All of the characters that Ann uses in her books, including the members of The Baby-Sitters Club, are fictional. However, many of her characters are based on real people. Sometimes Ann names her characters after people she knows, and other times she simply chooses names that she likes.[1]

In 1990, she started the Ann M. Martin Foundation. This gives money to causes which help children, education/literacy programs, homeless people and animals.

Books change

  • The Baby-sitters Club series
  • Baby-Sitters Little Sister series
  • The Kids in Ms. Colman's Class series
  • California Diaries series
  • P.S. Longer Letter Later with Paula Danziger
  • Snail Mail No More with Paula Danziger
  • Leo The Magnificent
  • Rachel Parker, Kindergarten Showoff
  • Ten Kids, No Pets
  • Eleven Kids, One Summer
  • Ma and Pa Dracula
  • Yours Turly, Shirley
  • Just a Summer Romance
  • Missing Since Monday
  • With and Without You
  • Me and Katie (The Pest)
  • Stage Fright
  • Inside Out
  • Just You and Me
  • Bummer Summer
  • A Dog's Life: The Autobiography of a Stray
  • Everything for a Dog
  • The Doll People series
  • A Corner of the Universe
  • Belle Teal
  • Here Today
  • Main Street
  • Needle and Thread
  • 'Tis the Season
  • Welcome to Camden Falls
  • On Christmas Eve
  • Ten Rules for Living with My Sister

References change

  1. "Ann M. Martin |". Archived from the original on 2010-03-07. Retrieved 2012-04-01.

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