- Ann M. Martin
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name = Ann Matthews Martin
birthdate = Birth date and age|1955|8|12|mf=y
birthplace = Princeton,
New Jersey, flag|USA
occupation = Author
nationality = American
period = 1983 - present
genre = Children's and Young Adult Literature
website = http://www.scholastic.com/annmartin/Scholastic.com/AnnMartin:"For the journalist of the same name, see
Ann Martin (journalist)."Ann Matthews Martin (born August 12, 1955, in Princeton, New Jersey) is an American author of children's and young adult books, most notably the " The Baby-sitters Club" series.
She graduated from
Smith Collegein 1978 with a double major in psychology and elementary education, later becoming a teacher and then an editor of children's books. Her first book was "Bummer Summer", published in 1983. Ideas from Martin's books came from personal experiences, including her own babysitting as a child.
Martin lives in
Hudson Valley, New York. According to the biographical blurb in the back of the Baby-Sitters Club books, she "likes ice creamand " I Love Lucy", and hates to cook."
In 1990, she created the [http://www.scholastic.com/annmartin/foundation.htm Ann M. Martin Foundation] , which provides grants to causes benefiting children, education/literacy programs, and homeless people and animals.
"The Baby-sitters Club"
Kristy Thomas as president. Claudia Kishi as Vice, Mary Anne Spier as Secretary and Stacey McGill as Treasurer.
The Kids in Ms. Colman's Class
Second Grade Baby"
Baby Animal Zoo"
* [http://www.scholastic.com/annmartin/ Ann M. Martin page] from Scholastic, her publisher
* [http://www2.scholastic.com/teachers/authorsandbooks/authorstudies/authorhome.jhtml?authorID=57&collateralID=5225&displayName=Biography Scholastic Authors and Books] page for teachers with biography, interview and partial book list.
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