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Ann M Martin


(Ann Matthews Martin)
USA flag (b.1955)

Ann Matthews Martin was born on August 12, 1955. She grew up in Princeton, NJ, with her parents, her younger sister, Jane, and a lot of pets. Aside from being big cat lovers, Ann and her family also had hamsters, mice, turtles, guinea pigs and fish at different times throughout the years. After graduating from Smith College, Ann became a teacher and then an editor of children's books. She's now a full-time writer. Ann gets the ideas for her books from many different places. Some are based on personal experiences, while others are based on childhood memories and feelings. Many are written about contemporary problems or events. All of Ann's characters, even the members of the Baby-sitters Club, are made up. But 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. Ann has always enjoyed writing. Even before she was old enough to write, she would dictate stories to her mother to write down for her. Some of her favorite authors at that time were Lewis Carroll, P L Travers, Hugh Lofting, Astrid Lindgren, and Roald Dahl. They inspired her to become a writer herself. After living in New York City for many years, Ann moved to the Hudson Valley in upstate New York where she now lives with her dog, Sadie, and her cats, Gussie, Willy and Woody. Her hobbies are reading, sewing, and needlework. Her favorite thing to do is to make clothes for children.
 

Genres: Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Romance
 
Series
Baby-Sitters Club
   1. Kristy's Great Idea (1986)
   2. Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls (1986)
   3. The Truth About Stacey (1986)
   4. Mary Anne Saves the Day (1987)
   5. Dawn and the Impossible Three (1987)
   6. Kristy's Big Day (1987)
   7. Claudia and Mean Janine (1987)
   8. Boy Crazy Stacey (1987)
   9. The Ghost at Dawn's House (1988)
   10. Logan likes Mary Anne! (1988)
   11. Kristy and the Snobs (1988)
   12. Claudia and the New Girl (1988)
   13. Good-Bye, Stacey, Good-Bye (1993)
   14. Hello, Mallory (1993)
   15. Little Miss Stoneybrook...and Dawn (1993)
   16. Jessi's Secret Language (1991)
   17. Mary Anne's Bad-Luck Mystery (1993)
   18. Stacey's Mistake (1988)
   19. Claudia and the Bad Joke (1988)
   20. Kristy and the Walking Disaster (1993)
   21. Mallory and the Trouble With Twins (1994)
   22. Jessi Ramsey, Pet-Sitter (1989)
   23. Dawn on the Coast (1994)
   24. Kristy and the Mother's Day Surprise (1989)
   25. Mary Anne and the Search for Tigger (1992)
   26. Claudia and the Sad Good-Bye (1992)
   27. Jessi and the Superbrat (1992)
   28. Welcome Back, Stacey! (1992)
   29. Mallory and the Mystery Diary (1992)
   30. Mary Anne and the Great Romance (1990)
   31. Dawn's Wicked Stepsister (1992)
   32. Kristy and the Secret of Susan (1990)
   33. Claudia and the Great Search (1995)
   34. Mary Anne and Too Many Boys (1990)
   35. Stacey and the Mystery of Stoneybrook (1993)
   36. Jessi's Baby-Sitter (1990)
   37. Dawn and the Older Boy (1990)
   38. Kristy's Mystery Admirer (1993)
   39. Poor Mallory! (1993)
   40. Claudia and the Middle School Mystery (1991)
   41. Mary Anne Vs. Logan (1991)
   42. Jessi and the Dance School Phantom (1991)
   43. Stacey's Emergency (1991)
   44. Dawn and the Big Sleepover (1991)
   45. Kristy and the Baby Parade (1991)
   46. Mary Anne Misses Logan (1991)
   47. Mallory on Strike (1994)
   48. Jessi's Wish (1994)
   49. Claudia and the Genius of Elm Street (1991)
   50. Dawn's Big Date (1992)
   51. Stacey's Ex-best Friend (1992)
   52. Mary Anne and Too Many Babies (1992)
   53. Kristy for President (1992)
   54. Mallory and the Dream Horse (1992)
   55. Jessi's Gold Medal (1992)
   56. Keep Out, Claudia! (1993)
   57. Dawn Saves the Planet (1992)
   58. Stacey's Choice (1995)
   59. Mallory Hates Boys and Gym (1995)
   60. Mary Anne's Makeover (1999)
   61. Jessi and the Awful Secret (1993)
   62. Kristy and the Worst Kid Ever (1993)
   63. Claudia's Friend (1993)
   64. Dawn's Family Feud (1990)
   Postcard Book (1991)
   Stacy's Revenge (1991)
   65. Stacey's Big Crush (1993)
   66. Maid Mary Anne (1993)
   67. Dawn's Big Move (1993)
   68. Jessi and the Bad Baby-Sitter (1993)
   69. Get Well Soon, Mallory! (1993)
   Guide to Baby-Sitting (1993) (with Jahnna Beecham)
   70. Stacey and the Cheerleaders (1999)
   71. Claudia and the Perfect Boy (1994)
   72. Dawn and the We Love Kids Club (1994)
   73. Mary Anne and Miss Priss (1994)
   74. Kristy and the Copycat (1996)
   75. Jessi's Horrible Prank (1996)
   76. Stacey's Lie (1994)
   77. Dawn and Whitney, Friends Forever (1994)
   78. Claudia and Crazy Peaches (1994)
   79. Mary Anne Breaks the Rules (1994)
   Secret Santa (1994)
   80. Mallory Pike, #1 Fan (1994)
   81. Kristy and Mr. Mom (1995)
   82. Jessi and the Troublemaker (1995)
   83. Stacey vs The BSC (1995)
   84. Dawn and the School Spirit War (1995)
   85. Claudia Kishi, Live from WSTO! (1995)
   86. Mary Anne and Camp BSC (1995)
   87. Stacey and the Bad Girls (1995)
   88. Farewell, Dawn (1995)
   The Baby-Sitters Club: The Movie (1995) (with A L Singer (Peter Lerangis))
   89. Kristy and the Dirty Diapers (1999)
   90. Welcome to the BSC, Abby (1995)
   91. Claudia and the First Thanksgiving (1995)
   92. Mallory's Christmas Wish (1995)
   93. Mary Anne and the Memory Garden (1995)
   94. Stacey McGill, Super Sitter (1996)
   95. Kristy + Bart = ? (1996)
   96. Abby's Lucky Thirteen (1996)
   97. Claudia and the World's Cutest Baby (1999)
   98. Dawn and Too Many Sitters (1999)
   99. Stacey's Broken Heart (1996)
   100. Kristy's Worst Idea (2000)
   101. Claudia Kishi, Middle School Dropout (1996)
   102. Mary Anne and the Little Princess (1999)
   103. Happy Holidays, Jessi (1996)
   104. Abby's Twin (2000)
   105. Stacey the Math Whiz (1997)
   106. Claudia, Queen of The Seventh Grade (1999)
   107. Mind Your Own Business, Kristy! (1997)
   108. Don't Give Up, Mallory (1997)
   109. Mary Anne to the Rescue (1997)
   110. Abby the Bad Sport (1997)
   111. Stacey's Secret Friend (1997)
   112. Kristy and the Sister War (1997)
   113. Claudia Makes Up Her Mind (1997)
   114. The Secret Life of Mary Anne Spier (1997)
   115. Jessi's Big Break (1998)
   116. Abby and the Best Kid Ever (1998)
   117. Claudia and the Terrible Truth (1998)
   118. Kristy Thomas, Dog Trainer (1998)
   119. Stacey's Ex-Boyfriend (1998)
   120. Mary Anne and the Playground Fight (1998)
   121. Abby in Wonderland (1998)
   122. Kristy in Charge (1998)
   123. Claudia's Big Party (1998)
   124. Stacey Mc Gill... Matchmaker? (1998)
   125. Mary Anne in the Middle (1998)
   126. The All-New Mallory Pike (1999)
   127. Abby's Un-Valentine (1999)
   128. Claudia and the Little Liar (1999)
   129. Kristy at Bat (1999)
   130. Stacey's Movie (1999)
   131. The Fire at Mary Anne's House (1999)
   The Summer Before (2010)
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Baby-Sitters Little Sister
   1. Karen's Witch (1988)
   2. Karen's Roller Skates (1988)
   3. Karen's Worst Day (1989)
   4. Karen's Kittycat Club (1989)
   5. Karen's School Picture (1992)
   6. Karen's Little Sister (1989)
   7. Karen's Birthday (1990)
   8. Karen's Haircut (1990)
   9. Karen's Sleepover (1990)
   10. Karen's Grandmothers (1990)
   11. Karen's Prize (1993)
   12. Karen's Ghost (1990)
   13. Karen's Surprise (1993)
   14. Karen's New Year (1991)
   15. Karen's in Love (1991)
   16. Karen's Goldfish (1991)
   17. Karen's Brothers (1994)
   18. Karen's Home Run (1991)
   19. Karen's Goodbye (1991)
   20. Karen's Carnival (1991)
   21. Karen's New Teacher (1991)
   22. Karen's Little Witch (1995)
   23. Karen's Doll (1991)
   Secret Diary (1991)
   24. Karen's School Trip (1992)
   25. Karen's Penpal (1992)
   26. Karen's Ducklings (1992)
   27. Karen's Big Joke (1992)
   28. Karen's Tea Party (1996)
   29. Karen's Cartwheel (1996)
   30. Karen's Kittens (1992)
   31. Karen's Bully (1997)
   32. Karen's Pumpkin Patch (1992)
   33. Karen's Secret (1992)
   34. Karen's Snow Day (1993)
   35. Karen's Doll Hospital (1993)
   36. Karen's New Friend (1993)
   37. Karen's Tuba (1993)
   38. Karen's Big Lie (1993)
   39. Karen's Wedding (1993)
   40. Karen's Newspaper (1993)
   41. Karen's School (1993)
   42. Karen's Pizza Party (1993)
   43. Karen's Toothache (1993)
   Little Sister School Scrapbook (1993)
   44. Karen's Big Weekend (1993)
   45. Karen's Twin (1994)
   46. Karen's Baby-Sitter (1994)
   47. Karen's Kite (1994)
   48. Karen's Two Families (1994)
   49. Karen's Stepmother (1994)
   50. Karen's Lucky Penny (1999)
   51. Karen's Big Top (1994)
   52. Karen's Mermaid (1994)
   53. Karen's School Bus (1994)
   54. Karen's Candy (1997)
   55. Karen's Magician (1994)
   56. Karen's Ice Skates (1999)
   57. Karen's School Mystery (1995)
   58. Karen's Ski Trip (1995)
   59. Karen's Leprechaun (1995)
   60. Karen's Pony (1999)
   61. Karen's Tattletale (1995)
   62. Karen's New Bike (1995)
   Summer Fill-In (1995)
   Jump Rope Rhymes (1995)
   63. Karen's Movie (1995)
   64. Karen's Lemonade Stand (1995)
   65. Karen's Toys (1995)
   66. Karen's Monsters (1995)
   67. Karen's Turkey Day (1995)
   68. Karen's Angel (1995)
   69. Karen's Big Sister (1995)
   70. Karen's Grandad (1996)
   71. Karen's Island Adventure (1996)
   72. Karen's New Puppy (1997)
   73. Karen's Dinosaur (1996)
   Playground Games (1996)
   74. Karen's Softball Mystery (1996)
   Baby-Sitters Little Sister Photo Scrapbook (1996)
   75. Karen's County Fair (1996)
   76. Karen's Magic Garden (1996)
   77. Karens School Surprise (1996)
   78. Karen's Half Birthday (1996)
   79. Karen's Big Fight (1996)
   80. Karen's Christmas Tree (1996)
   81. Karen's Accident (1997)
   82. Karen's Secret Valentine (1997)
   83. Karen's Bunny (1997)
     aka Karen's Bunny Trouble
   84. Karen's Big Job (1997)
   Book of Laughs (1997)
   85. Karen's Treasure (1997)
   86. Karen's Telephone Trouble (1997)
   87. Karen's Pony Camp (1997)
   88. Karen's Puppet Show (1997)
   89. Karen's Unicorn (1997)
   90. Karen's Haunted House (1997)
   91. Karen's Pilgrim (1997)
   92. Karen's Sleigh Ride (1997)
   93. Karen's Cooking Contest (1998)
   94. Karen's Snow Princess (1998)
   95. Karen's Promise (1998)
   96. Karen's Big Move (1998)
   97. Karen's Paper Route (1998)
   98. Karen's Fishing Trip (1998)
   99. Karen's Big City Mystery (1998)
   100. Karen's Book (1998)
   101. Karen's Chain Letter (1998)
   102. Karen's Black Cat (1998)
   103. Karen's Movie Star (1998)
   104. Karen's Christmas Carol (1998)
   105. Karen's Nanny (1999)
   106. Karen's President (1999)
   107. Karen's Copycat (1999)
   108. Karen's Field Day (1999)
   109. Karen's Show and Share (1999)
   110. Karen's Swim Meet (1999)
   111. Karen's Spy Mystery (1999)
   112. Karen's New Holiday (1999)
   113. Karen's Hurricane (1999)
   114. Karen's Chicken Pox (1999)
   115. Karen's Runaway Turkey (1999)
   116. Karen's Reindeer (1999)
   117. Karen's Mistake (2000)
   118. Karen's Figure Eight (2000)
   119. Karen's Yo-Yo (2000)
   120. Karen's Easter Parade (2000)
   121. Karen's Gift (2000)
   122. Karen's Cowboy (2000)
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Baby-Sitters Club Mysteries
   1. Stacey and the Missing Ring (1991)
   2. Beware Dawn! (1991)
   3. Mallory and the Ghost Cat (1992)
   4. Kristy and the Missing Child (1992)
   5. Mary Anne and the Secret in the Attic (1992)
   6. The Mystery at Claudia's House (1992)
   7. Dawn and the Disappearing Dogs (1993)
   8. Jessi and the Jewel Thieves (1993)
   9. Kristy and the Haunted Mansion (1993)
   10. Stacey and the Mystery Money (1993)
   11. Claudia and the Mystery at the Museum (1993)
   12. Dawn and the Surfer Ghost (1993)
   13. Mary Anne and the Library Mystery (1994)
   14. Stacey and the Mystery at the Mall (1994)
   15. Kristy and the Vampires (1997)
   16. Claudia and the Clue in the Photograph (1994)
   17. Dawn and the Halloween Mystery (1994)
   18. Stacey and the Mystery at the Empty House (1994)
   19. Kristy and the Missing Fortune (1995)
   20. Mary Anne and the Zoo Mystery (1995)
   21. Claudia and the Recipe for Danger (1995)
   22. Stacey and the Haunted Masquerade (1995)
   23. Abby and the Secret Society (1996)
   24. Mary Anne and the Silent Witness (1996)
   25. Kristy and the Middle School Vandal (1996)
   26. Dawn Schafer, Undercover Baby-Sitter (1996)
   27. Claudia and the Lighthouse Ghost (1996)
   28. Abby and the Mystery Baby (1997)
   29. Stacey and the Fashion Victim (1997)
   30. Kristy and the Mystery Train (1997)
   31. Mary Anne and the Music Box Secret (1997)
   32. Claudia and the Mystery in the Painting (1997)
   33. Stacey and the Stolen Hearts (1998)
   34. Mary Anne and the Haunted Bookstore (1998)
   35. Abby and the Notorious Neighbor (1998)
   36. Kristy and the Cat Burglar (1998)
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Baby-Sitters Little Sister Super Special
   1. Karen's Wish (1993)
   2. Karen's Plane Trip (1991)
   3. Karen's Mystery (1995)
   4. Karen, Hannie and Nancy (1992)
   5. Karen's Baby (1992)
   6. Karen's Campout (1993)
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Baby-Sitters Club Portrait Collection
   1. Stacey's Book (1994)
   2. Claudia's Book (1995)
   3. Dawn's Book (1995)
   4. Mary Anne's Book (1996)
   5. Kristy's Book (1996)
   The Complete Guide to the Baby-Sitters Club (1996)
   6. Abby's Book (1997)
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Kids in Miss Colman's Class
   1. Teachers Pet (1995)
   2. Author Day (1996)
   3. Class Play (1996)
   4. Second Grade Baby (1996)
     aka Class Baby
   5. Snow War (1997)
   6. Twin Trouble (1997)
   7. Science Fair (1997)
   8. Summer School (1997)
   9. Halloween Parade (1997)
   10. Holiday Time (1997)
   11. Spelling Bee (1998)
   12. Baby Animal Zoo (1998)
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California Diaries
   1. Dawn (1997)
   2. Sunny (1997)
   3. Maggie (1997)
   4. Amalia (1997)
   5. Ducky (1998)
   6. Sunny : Diary Two (1998)
   7. Dawn : Diary Two (1998)
   8. Maggie : Diary Two (1998)
   9. Amalia : Diary Two (1998)
   10. Ducky : Diary Two (1998)
   11. Dawn : Diary Three (1999)
   12. Sunny : Diary Three (1999)
   13. Maggie : Diary Three (1998)
   14. Amalia : Diary Three (2000)
   15. Ducky : Diary Three (2000)
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Doll People
   1. The Doll People (1998) (with Laura Godwin)
   2. The Meanest Doll in the World (2003) (with Laura Godwin)
   3. The Runaway Dolls (2008) (with Laura Godwin and Brian Selznick)
   4. The Doll People Set Sail (2014) (with Laura Godwin)
   The Doll People's Christmas (2016) (with Laura Godwin)
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Main Street
   1. Welcome to Camden Falls (2007)
   2. Needle and Thread (2007)
   3. 'tis the Season (2007)
   4. Best Friends (2008)
   5. Secret Book Club (2008)
   6. September Surprises (2008)
   7. Keeping Secrets (2009)
   8. Special Delivery (2009)
   9. Coming Apart (2010)
   10. Staying Together (2011)
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Family Tree
   1. Better to Wish (2013)
   2. The Long Way Home (2013)
   3. Best Kept Secret (2014)
   4. Home Is the Place (2014)
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Missy Piggle-Wiggle (with Annie Parnell)
   1. The Whatever Cure (2016)
   2. The Won't-Walk-the-Dog Cure (2017)
   3. The Sticky-Fingers Cure (2018)
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Novels
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Collections
   Adventures: Timeless Tales (1999)
   It's Heaven to Be Seven (2000) (with others)
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Picture Books
   Leo the Magnificat (1996)
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Anthologies edited
   Friends (2005) (with David Levithan)
   Because of Shoe (2012)
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Non fiction
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Series contributed to
Wildfire
   46. Just You and Me (1983)
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Ann M Martin recommends
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Glitter Gets Everywhere (2021)
Yvette Clark
"Delightful and utterly compelling. Glitter Gets Everywhere sparkles like the gem that it is."
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Do You Know Me? (2020)
(Can You See Me, book 2)
Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott
"This glimpse into the world of a young autistic girl is astonishingly insightful and honest. Tally's struggles to 'fit in' are heart-wrenching, and her victories are glorious."
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The Startup Squad (2019)
(Startup Squad, book 1)
Nicole C Kear and Brian Weisfeld
"An inspiring story about entrepreneurial girls. I loved this story of girls finding their way in the world of entrepreneurship."

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Friends (2005)
Stories About New Friends, Old Friends, And Unexpectedly True Friends
edited by
David Levithan and Ann M Martin

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