Storytime book
© Author Adventures

Texas A&M University-Commerce features the library of children’s author Bill Martin, Jr. His popular books for preschoolers include Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and Polar Bear, Polar Bear.

Bill Martin, Jr.’s books were relied upon by teachers, children’s librarians, and all kinds of care givers of children from the day they hit the shelves. I remember designing entire storyhour themes around his books, a practice handed down from one generation of librarians to another.

His books have also been featured on television series geared toward young children. An example is an episode of Storytime (PBS) where the author made a guest appearance and read his book, The Ghost-Eye Tree, which was co-authored by John Archambault.

Call ahead to view this collection of original manuscripts and sketches.

This is the final stop on Part Two of our Texas Trail!

Patricia Smart