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Ann M. Martin

Biography

Ann M. Martin

Ann M. Martin is the author of the momentous series The Baby-sitters Club, as well as the Main Street series. Her other novels include A DOG’S LIFE and the Newbery Honor book A CORNER OF THE UNIVERSE. She lives in upstate New York.

Ann M. Martin

Books by Ann M. Martin

Written by Ann M. Martin with illustrations by Gale Galligan - Children's 8-12, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Graphic Novel

Dawn Schafer is the newest member of The Baby-sitters Club. While she's still adjusting to life in Stoneybrook after moving from sunny California, she's eager to accept her first big job. But taking care of the three Barrett kids would be too much for any baby-sitter. The house is always a mess, the kids are out of control, and Mrs. Barrett never does any of the things she promises.

Written by Ann M. Martin with Annie Parnell and illustrations by Ben Hatke - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Humor, Magic

Missy Piggle-Wiggle is finally starting to feel settled in at the upside-down house, but right when everything is going so well, a terrible storm blasts through Little Spring Valley, damaging the upside-down house. Now the house is in need of repair (and isn't happy about it one bit), and money is becoming pretty tight for Missy. And, on top of that, the children of Little Spring Valley continue to need Missy's inventive cures, such as the Smarty-Pants Cure, the Whiney-Whiners Cure and the Won't-Walk-the-Dog Cure. Luckily, Missy knows just what to do!

Written by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin with illustrations by Brett Helquist - Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fiction, Holiday

Christmas is Annabelle Doll's favorite time of year. She loves celebrating with her family, and she especially loves all the beautiful decorations Kate and Grandma Katherine put up in the dollhouse. But when the angel topper for the Dolls' tree breaks, Annabelle is convinced the holiday is ruined. And things only get worse when Kate and Nora decide to use the dolls to create a nativity scene downstairs, meaning Annabelle won't be able to keep her special traditions at all!

Written by Ann M. Martin with Annie Parnell and Illustrated by Ben Hatke - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Humor, Magic
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle has gone away unexpectedly and left her niece, Missy Piggle-Wiggle, in charge of the Upside-Down House and the beloved animals who live there: Lester the pig, Wag the dog and Penelope the parrot, among others. Families in town soon realize that like her great-aunt, Missy Piggle-Wiggle has inventive cures for all sorts of childhood (mis)behavior: The Whatever Cure and the Just-a-Minute Cure, for instance. What is a stressed out parent to do? Why, call Missy Piggle-Wiggle, of course!
Written by Ann M. Martin with illustrations by Raina Telgemeier - Children's 8-12, Comic Books, Friendship, Graphic Novel
Claudia and her sister, Janine, may as well be from two different planets. Claudia, who pays more attention to her artwork and The Baby-sitters Club than her homework, feels like she can't compete with her perfect sister. Janine studies nonstop, gets straight As and even takes college-level courses! But when something unexpected happens to the most beloved person in their family, will the sisters be able to put aside their differences?
Written by Ann M. Martin with illustrations by Raina Telgemeier. - Children's, Comic Books, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Youth Fiction

Poor Stacey. She just moved to a new town, is still coming to terms with her diabetes, and is facing baby-sitting problems left and right. Fortunately, Stacey has three new friends -- Kristy, Claudia, and Mary Anne. Together they're the BSC -- and they will deal with whatever's thrown their way... even if it's a rival baby-sitting club!

written by Ann M. Martin with illustrations by Raina Telgemeier - Fiction, Graphic Novel

Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey are best friends and founding members of The Baby-sitters Club. Whatever comes up --- cranky toddlers, huge dogs, scary neighbors, prank calls --- you can count on them to save the day. But baby-sitting isn't always easy, and neither is dealing with strict parents, new families, fashion emergencies, and mysterious secrets. But no matter what, the BSC have what they need most: friendship.

written by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin

Annabelle Doll, Tiffany Funcraft, and their families are whisked out to sea when the Palmers accidentally place them in a box destined for charity donation. And it turns out they're not alone-there are plenty of other doll people on the ship, too. After traveling thousands of miles, will they be able to find their way home? 

by Ann M. Martin
Rose Howard is obsessed with homonyms. She’s thrilled that her own name is a homonym, and she purposely gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms (Reign, Rein), which, according to Rose’s rules of homonyms, is very special. Not everyone understands Rose’s obsessions, her rules, and the other things that make her different – not her teachers, not other kids, and not her single father. When a storm hits their rural town, rivers overflow, the roads are flooded, and Rain goes missing. Rose’s father shouldn’t have let Rain out. Now Rose has to find her dog, even if it means leaving her routines and safe places to search.
by Ann M. Martin - Children's, Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Women’s Issues

Dana is Abby's daughter --- but she's always been much closer to her father, Zander. And then her father dies. After years of moving Dana is angry at Abby, and wants nothing more than to get back to New York City. She moves in with her aunt Adele, determined to study art and avoid all the mistakes her mother made. But can she leave her family behind?

by Ann M. Martin and Raina Telgemeier - Fiction, Friendship, Graphic Novel

When The Baby-Sitters Club gets into a huge fight, Mary Anne is left to her own devices. She has to eat by herself in the school cafeteria, figure out how to make new friends and deal with her overprotective father. But the worst happens when she finds herself in a baby-sitting emergency and can't turn to her friends for help. Will Mary Anne solve her problems and save The Baby-sitters Club from falling apart?