Ms. Martin

Jenny Martin is Jenny Martin Headshotthe school librarian at Beck Elementary. She loves to collaborate with teachers 189 days a year in her favorite Texas public school. 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 an eighth grade math teacher and coach at Medlin Middle School. Their son, Conor, recently graduated from Byron Nelson High School and now attends Cornell University. 




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