Celebrate Bill Martin's 100th Birthday in New York City March 10!
Speakers: Steven Kellogg, Floyd Cooper, Michael Sampson, Thommy Thomason, Margery Cuyler, Herb Parker, John Poeton, and more!
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Receive the newest Martin Book at His Birthday Party!
COMING March 2016
Join us on March 10 in Manhattan to Celebrate Bill Martin's 100th Birthday! Register above.
THE PARTNERSHIP LIVES ON...
The writing team of Bill Martin Jr and Michael Sampson came together in 1978, when the duo met at a conference in Arizona. Over the next 25 years, the two wrote 26 books for children, including CHICKA, CHICKA, 1, 2, 3 and PANDA BEAR, PANDA BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE ?
They also trained more than 1000,000 teachers in their PATHWAYS TO LITERACY workshops over 22 summers. That tradition continues today. In fact, Pathways will hold a Bill Martin Birthday Bash confernce in Manhattan on March 10 at Cooper Union. (Register above)
In 2006, I LOVE THIS EARTH was published. In 2007, BABY BEAR, BABY BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE came out, and instantly became a New York Times best-seller! KITTY CAT, KITTY CAT, ARE YOU WAKING UP was published in 2008, and has two sequals. In November 2008, THE BILL MARTIN JR BOOK OF POETRY a tribute to Bill Martin Jr, edited by Michael Sampson was released. Bill and Michael worked 10 years selecting their favorite poems for the collection, as well as writing their own. They also recorded themselves performing the poetry, which will soon be available on iTunes. The most recent Martin/Sampson collaboration was KITTY CAT, KITTY CAT, ARE YOU GOING TO SCHOOL. It was the third book
And the good news is that even with the passing of Bill in 2004, more Bill Martin / Michael Sampson books will continue to be released in the coming years - books Bill Martin and Michael Sampson completed but had not submitted to publishers. The latest Bill Martin/Michael Sampson books, LISTEN TO THE WORLD and SPUNKY LITTLE MONKEY will be published in 2016 and 2017.
Michael Sampson continues to do Author Visits, sharing the books he and Bill wrote. For information, including QuickTime movies, see the Author Visit tab on this site.
BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE? I SEE CHILDREN, READING ME!