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Martin, Bill 1916-2004

Overview
Works: 582 works in 1,696 publications in 13 languages and 100,468 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Picture books  Poetry  Board books  Pictorial works  Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Big books 
Roles: Compiler, Actor, Author of screenplay, Creator, Performer, Narrator, Editor, Composer, Lyricist
Classifications: PZ8.3.M418, [E]
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Bill Martin
Publications by Bill Martin
Publications by Bill Martin, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Bill Martin
Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? by Bill Martin( Book )
170 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 10,496 libraries worldwide
Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a mother looking at them
Polar bear, polar bear, what do you hear? by Bill Martin( Book )
72 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 6,634 libraries worldwide
Zoo animals from polar bear to walrus make their distinctive sounds for each other, while children imitate the sounds for the zookeeper
Chicka chicka boom boom by Bill Martin( Book )
60 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,962 libraries worldwide
An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, what do you see? by Bill Martin( Book )
31 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 4,936 libraries worldwide
Illustrations and rhyming text present ten different endangered animals
Knots on a counting rope by Bill Martin( Book )
35 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,719 libraries worldwide
A grandfather and his blind grandson, Boy-Strength-of-Blue-Horses, reminisce about the young boy's birth, his first horse, and an exciting horse race
Baby Bear, Baby Bear, what do you see? by Bill Martin( Book )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,617 libraries worldwide
Illustrations and rhyming text portray a young bear searching for its mother and meeting many North American animals along the way
Barn dance! by Bill Martin( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 2,895 libraries worldwide
Unable to sleep on the night of a full moon, a young boy follows the sound of music across the fields and finds an unusual barn dance in progress
Here are my hands by Bill Martin( Book )
29 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 2,730 libraries worldwide
The owner of a human body celebrates it by pointing out various parts and mentioning their functions, from "hands for catching and throwing" to the "skin that bundles me in."
Chicka chicka 1, 2, 3 by Bill Martin( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 2,463 libraries worldwide
Numbers from one to one hundred climb to the top of an apple tree in this rhyming chant
The ghost-eye tree by Bill Martin( Book )
14 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 2,298 libraries worldwide
Walking down a dark lonely road on an errand one night, a brother and sister argue over who is afraid of the dreaded Ghost-Eye tree
I pledge allegiance : the Pledge of Allegiance : with commentary by Francis Bellamy( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 2,184 libraries worldwide
Divides the Pledge of Allegiance into words and phrases in order to define its meaning
Fire! Fire! said Mrs. McGuire by Bill Martin( Book )
13 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,013 libraries worldwide
In this version of the old rhyme the fire turns out to be the smoke from the candles of a birthday cake
Ten little caterpillars by Bill Martin( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,781 libraries worldwide
Illustrations and rhyming text follow ten caterpillars as one wriggles up a flower stem, another sails across a garden pool, and one reaches an apple leaf, where something amazing happens
A beasty story by Bill Martin( Book )
10 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in English and held by 1,745 libraries worldwide
A group of mice venture into a dark, dark woods where they find a dark brown house with a dark red stair leading past other dark colors to a spooky surprise
The maestro plays by Bill Martin( Book )
12 editions published between 1970 and 1996 in English and held by 1,614 libraries worldwide
Pictures accompany a brief rhyming story describing the antics and sound of a violonist's recital
Listen to the rain by Bill Martin( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 1,589 libraries worldwide
Describes the changing sounds of the rain, the slow soft sprinkle, the drip-drop tinkle, the sounding pounding roaring rain, and the fresh wet silent after-time of rain
Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, are you waking up? by Bill Martin( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,516 libraries worldwide
Kitty Cat is distracted by many things as she gets ready for school in the morning
Chicka chicka boom boom ... and lots more learning fun! by Bill Martin( visu )
11 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,341 libraries worldwide
Presents four stories that combine learning with fun, including the title work, an alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree
The happy hippopotami by Bill Martin( Book )
19 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and held by 1,282 libraries worldwide
The happy hippopotami enjoy a merry holiday at the beach, wearing pretty beach pajamas, dancing the maypole, and battling with water guns
Old devil Wind by Bill Martin( Book )
2 editions published between 1970 and 1993 in English and held by 1,248 libraries worldwide
On a dark and stormy night one object after another joins in making eerie noises in the old house
 
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Alternative Names
Martin, B.
Martin, Bill, 1916-1940
Martin, Bill Jr
Martin, Bill jr. 1916-2004
Martin, Bill Jr., Bill
Martin, Jr Bill
Martin, W.
Martin, William Ivan 1916-
Martin, William Ivan, 1916-2004
Martin, Willliam Ivan
مرتن، بل، 1916-2004
マーチン, ビル
Languages
English (536)
Japanese (5)
Arabic (3)
French (2)
Spanish (1)
German (1)
Chinese (1)
Persian (1)
Shona (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Korean (1)
Dutch (1)
Yoruba (1)
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