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Jacqueline Martin
Hamline University MS-A1730
1536 Hewitt Ave
St Paul, MN 55104

Jacqueline Martin

Contact Info

Jacqueline Martin
Hamline University MS-A1730
1536 Hewitt Ave
St Paul, MN 55104

Biography

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, published in 2010, 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 most recent titles are picture book biographies: Will Allen and the Growing Table, published in 2013; and Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious, 2014.

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 and the ALA's list of Notable Children's 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 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.

 

Publications

Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious
Readers to Eaters

Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table
Readers to Eaters

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
Houghton Mifflin

Button, Bucket, Sky
Carolrhoda