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  • CWP Jacqueline Briggs Martin 

    Jacqueline Briggs Martin

    Jacqueline Briggs Martin is the author of eighteen picture books for children. She is best known for Snowflake Bentley, which received a Caldecott medal in 1999. The Chiru of High Tibet, her most recent, was published in 2010.  It was named to Smithsonian Magazine’s and Kirkus Review’s “Best Book of 2010” lists and selected for the 2011 list of “Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 by the National Science Teachers Association and the Children’s Book Council.

    Her books have won a Golden Kite Honor Award; been selected three times for the Lupine Award, given by the Maine Library Association “to recognize an outstanding contribution to children's literature of Maine;” been named four times to the Blue Ribbon List of the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books; and made the Smithsonian Magazine's List of Notable Books. In 2008 Martin received the Award for Excellence in Children's Literature from the Sterling North Society. The award is named after Sterling North, who wrote the 1964 Newberry Honor Book, Rascal: A Memoir of a Better Era. Jacqueline Briggs Martin has taught creative writing at Cornell College, at the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival, and at The Loft Literary Center. She lives in Mount Vernon, Iowa.

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  • PUBLICATIONS

    The Chiru of High Tibet
    Houghton Mifflin

    Chicken Joy on Redbean Road
    Houghton Mifflin

    Banjo Granny
    Houghton Mifflin

    On Sand Island
    Houghton Mifflin

    The Finest Horse in Town
    Purple House Press

    The Water Gift and The Pig of the Pig
    Houghton Mifflin
    2003 Lupine Award

    The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish: Based on a True Story
    Houghton Mifflin

    Snowflake Bentley
    Houghton Mifflin
    1999 Caldecott Award Winner, 1998 Lupine Award Winner

    Grandmother Bryant's Pocket
    Houghton Mifflin
    1996 Lupine Award Winner

    Good Times on Grandfather Mountain
    Orchard Books

    Higgins Bend Song and Dance
    Houghton Mifflin

    Button, Bucket, Sky
    Carolrhoda