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Martin, Bill 1916-2004

Overview
Works: 639 works in 2,502 publications in 23 languages and 106,338 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Stories in rhyme  Picture books  Board books  Poetry  Ghost stories  Big books  Nursery rhymes  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Performer, Actor, Compiler, Composer, Lyricist, Narrator, Programmer, Commentator
Classifications: PZ8.3.M418, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bill Martin
Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? by Bill Martin( Book )

362 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in 23 languages and held by 14,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them
Polar bear, polar bear, what do you hear? by Bill Martin( Book )

127 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 8,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zoo animals from polar bear to walrus make their distinctive sounds for each other, while children imitate the sounds for the zookeeper. Suggested level: preschool
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin( Book )

113 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 7,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A told B, and B told C, I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree. In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the coconut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no - Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom! The well-known authors of Barn Dance and Knots on a Counting Rope have created a rhythmic alphabet chant that rolls along on waves of fun. Lois Ehlert's rainbow of bright, bold, cheerful colors makes the merry parade of letters unforgettable. 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 )

57 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 6,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations and rhyming text present ten different endangered animals
Baby Bear, Baby Bear, what do you see? by Bill Martin( Book )

40 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Illustrations and rhyming text portray a young bear searching for its mother and meeting many North American animals along the way"--Title page verso
Knots on a counting rope by Bill Martin( Book )

49 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,582 WorldCat member 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
Chicka chicka 1, 2, 3 by Bill Martin( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 2,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: 1 told 2 and 2 told 3, "I'll race you to the top of the apple tree." One hundred and one numbers climb the apple tree in this bright, rollicking, joyous book for young children. As the numerals pile up and bumblebees threaten, what's the number that saves the day? (Hint: It rhymes with "hero.") Read and count and play and laugh to learn the surprising answer. Numbers from one to one hundred climb to the top of an apple tree in this rhyming chant
Barn dance! by Bill Martin( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,804 WorldCat member 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 )

45 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,786 WorldCat member 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."
The ghost-eye tree by Bill Martin( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 2,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walking down a dark lonely road on an errand one night, a brother and sister agrue over who is afraid of the dream Ghost-Eye tree
I pledge allegiance : the Pledge of Allegiance : with commentary by Francis Bellamy( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 2,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divides the Pledge of Allegiance into words and phrases in order to define its meaning
Ten little caterpillars by Bill Martin( Book )

11 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,120 WorldCat member 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
Fire! Fire! said Mrs. McGuire by Bill Martin( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this version of the old rhyme the fire turns out to be the smoke from the candles of a birthday cake
A beasty story by Bill Martin( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in English and held by 1,647 WorldCat member 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
Listen to the rain by Bill Martin( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 1,557 WorldCat member 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 )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kitty Cat is distracted by many things as she gets ready for school in the morning
The maestro plays by Bill Martin( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 1996 in English and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictures accompany a brief rhyming text describing the antics and sounds of a musician's recital
Chicka chicka a b c by Bill Martin( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All the letters of the alphabet try to follow A, B, & C up the coconut tree
Old devil Wind by Bill Martin( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a dark and stormy night one object after another joins in making eerie noises in the old house
The Bill Martin Jr. big book of poetry by Bill Martin( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive anthology of children's poetry with beautiful illustrations
 
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Audience level: 0.10 (from 0.01 for Panda Bear ... to 1.00 for Bill Marti ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see?
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Polar bear, polar bear, what do you hear?Chicka Chicka Boom BoomPanda Bear, Panda Bear, what do you see?Baby Bear, Baby Bear, what do you see?Knots on a counting ropeChicka chicka 1, 2, 3Barn dance!Here are my hands
Alternative Names
Bill Martin Amerikaans schrijver (1916-2004)

Bill Martin auteur de livres pour la jeunesse

Bill Martin mlajši

Martin, B.

Martin, Bill, 1916-

Martin, Bill 1916-1940

Martin, Bill 1916-2004 jr

Martin, Bill, Jr.

Martin Bill Jr 1916-2004

Martin, Bill Jr., Bill

Martin, Jr Bill

Martin, W.

Martin, William Ivan

Martin, William Ivan 1916-

Martin William Ivan 1916-2004

Martin, Willliam Ivan

مرتن، بل، 1916-2004

마틴, 빌 주니어 1916-2004

マーチン, ビル

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