Search Results: "Ann M. Martin"


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RAIN REIGN by Ann M. Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"There is no fluff here, just sophisticated, emotionally honest storytelling. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A story about honorable living in the autistic-narrator genre that sets the bar high. Read full book review >

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TEN RULES FOR LIVING WITH MY SISTER by Ann M. Martin
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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THE DOLL PEOPLE SET SAIL by Ann M. Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Readers are guaranteed very smooth sailing. (not all final art seen) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The Doll and Funcraft families are back—and the ocean's got 'em. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE OF SHOE  by Ann M. Martin
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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CHILDREN'S
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 >

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HERE TODAY by Ann M. Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Occasional loose ends in the plot put this a step below her best work, but Martin's fans will recognize Ellie's emotional struggle and breathe a sigh of relief at the ending. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Sixth-grader Eleanor Roosevelt Dingman lives on the wrong side of the tracks in Spectacle, New York, in 1963. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"They will long to know how the girls fare in fourth and sixth grade and will be able to find out soon: The second in the series arrives in August just in time for school. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Orphans Flora and Ruby are moving in with Min, their maternal grandmother. Read full book review >

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

"Essential fare for fans of A Dog's Life or the perfectly crafted canine tale. (Fiction. 9-12)"
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 >

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A CORNER OF THE UNIVERSE by Ann M. Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A solid, affecting read. (Fiction. 11-13)"
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 >

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DAWN AND THE IMPOSSIBLE THREE by Ann M. Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A worthy addition to the series, albeit a bit more somber than its forerunners. (Graphic adaptation. 7-12)"
In the fifth installment of the graphic adaptation of the beloved series, one of the members of the Baby-Sitters Club copes with a family that's struggling through an acrimonious divorce. Read full book review >

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ON CHRISTMAS EVE by Ann M. Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The title, the appealing cover of the snow globe and Martin's name will sell this sentimental sleigh ride—most likely to grandparents. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Christmas stories tend to be sentimental, and this one is no exception. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Heart-wrenching as well as heart- warming. (Fiction. 10-14)"
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 >