Books by Ann M. Martin

THE LONG WAY HOME by Ann M. Martin
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Despite some wooden writing, Martin succeeds here by illuminating the fraught family relationships strained by separation, financial stress and individual aspiration. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Martin continues the multigenerational saga begun in Better to Wish (2013) with this second entry, spanning the years 1955-1971. Read full book review >
BETTER TO WISH by Ann M. Martin
Released: May 1, 2013

"Some threads—whither Orrin?—are left dangling. But the deftly rendered theme of personal resilience, laced with romance and Americana, will earn this a deservedly wide audience. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Martin delivers the first novel of a planned quartet, set to span four generations of daughters. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Here's hoping more unexpected good things are in store for the Littlefield family. (Fiction. 9-12)"
What starts out to be a bummer summer turns out well in retrospect. Read full book review >
Released: June 5, 2012

"These amusing tales, all of them strong and distinct, total up to a nice, easily accessible package that will be a hit with dog lovers. (Short stories. 9-12)"
Nine brief, sometimes pithy short stories explore children's interactions with man's (and kids') best friend. Read full book review >
TEN RULES FOR LIVING WITH MY SISTER by Ann M. Martin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Martin has a gift for creating appealing characters in an atmosphere of caring and forgiveness. (Fiction. 9-12)"
New York City is the setting of Newbery Honor winner Martin's (A Corner of the Universe, 2002) latest, which deftly explores the discord between two sisters. Read full book review >
THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB by Ann M. Martin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2010

The Baby-Sitters Club returns! Read full book review >

EVERYTHING FOR A DOG by Ann M. Martin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

In this poignant companion to A Dog's Life (2005), Martin pursues her story of two homeless puppies from male puppy Bone's perspective, adding canine-related stories from two boys, Charlie and Henry. Read full book review >

THE RUNAWAY DOLLS by Ann M. Martin
FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

Fans of the first two Doll People stories will be thrilled with number three. Read full book review >

WELCOME TO CAMDEN FALLS by Ann M. Martin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2007

Orphans Flora and Ruby are moving in with Min, their maternal grandmother. Read full book review >

ON CHRISTMAS EVE by Ann M. Martin
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

Christmas stories tend to be sentimental, and this one is no exception. Read full book review >

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

Following the tradition of other realistic animal stories, this moving account of a stray dog's life experiences is told from the canine perspective. Read full book review >

HERE TODAY by Ann M. Martin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

Sixth-grader Eleanor Roosevelt Dingman lives on the wrong side of the tracks in Spectacle, New York, in 1963. Read full book review >

THE MEANEST DOLL IN THE WORLD by Ann M. Martin
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

In the further adventures of best friends Tiffany Funcraft and Annabelle Doll, the two are accidentally carried to a strange home in a school backpack. Read full book review >

A CORNER OF THE UNIVERSE by Ann M. Martin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

In July of 1960, just as she is turning 12, Hattie Owen's quiet, solitary summer—occupied with books, the various residents of her parents' boarding house, small errands about town, and avoiding her grandmother—is disrupted, bringing a loss of a kind of innocence and a look at the wide borders of the world. Read full book review >

BELLE TEAL by Ann M. Martin
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

A young white girl witnesses the integration of her public school in the early 1960s South. Read full book review >

THE DOLL PEOPLE by Ann M. Martin
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

Little girls are in for a marvelous treat in this delicious fantasy that captures many of the rituals, fancies, and habits of girlhood with sweetness and honesty, while imparting gentle lessons about risk, self-fulfillment, and dealing with difference. Read full book review >

ELEVEN KIDS, ONE SUMMER by Ann M. Martin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

An episodic story uniting the big, alphabetically named family in Ten Kids, No Pets (1988) with the leads from Just a Summer Romance (1987). The Rossos are looking forward to their summer rental on Fire Island—a rambling old house on the beach. Read full book review >