Bill Martin Jr.





Bill Martin Jr.

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in The United States
March 20, 1916

died
August 11, 2004

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Bill Martin, Jr. (1916-2004) was an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer, and poet. His more than 300 books, among them the bestselling classics Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See; Polar Bear Polar Bear What Do You Hear; Panda Bear Panda Bear What Do You See; and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, are a testament to his ability to speak directly to children. Martin held a doctoral degree in early childhood education. Born in Kansas, he worked as an elementary-school principal in Chicago before moving to New York City, where he worked in publishing, developing innovative reading programs for schools. After several years, he devoted himself full-time to writing his children's books. He lived in New York until 1993, when he moved to Texas. He...more


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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Wha...
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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
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Polar Bear, Polar Bear, Wha...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 21,783 ratings — published 2003 — 21 editions
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Chicka Chicka ABC
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Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3
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Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What ...
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Ten Little Caterpillars
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Knots on a Counting Rope
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 449 ratings — published 1987 — 9 editions
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Barn Dance!
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 272 ratings — published 1986 — 5 editions
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