Ms. Martin

Jenny Martin is the school librarian. She loves to collaborate with teachers 189 days a year in her favorite Texas public school, Beck Elementary. Ms. Martin is also an experienced author and presenter who's appeared at many conferences, festivals, libraries and schools. Her first Young Adult novel was named one of Paste Magazine's and Teen Magazine's ˜Best Books of 2015." She loves mentoring bookworms of all ages and sharing a deep love of reading and writing with students at Beck.

Outside of the library, Ms. Martin enjoys spending time with her close-knit, Star Wars-obsessed, book-hoarding family. Her husband, Chris Martin, serves as a math teacher and coach at Byron Nelson High School. Their son, Conor, recently graduated from Byron Nelson High School and now attends Cornell University.

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Favorite Children's Books:

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

The Wednesday Wars and Okay For Now by Gary Schmidt

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Each Little Bird That Sings by Deborah Wiles

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg

The Sweetest Fig by Chris Van Allsburg

Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson

The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

The Playbook by Kwame Alexander

Love that Dog by Sharon Creech

Pup and Bear by Kate Banks

Favorite Author:

Neil Gaiman