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A Lifetime of Fiction: The 500 Most Recommended Reads for Ages 2 to 102

A Lifetime of Fiction: The 500 Most Recommended Reads for Ages 2 to 102

by William Patrick Martin


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ISBN-13: 9781442229396
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/16/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 234
Sales rank: 1,097,340
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. William Patrick Martin is a book lover. His vision was to create a uniquely authoritative reference that he could use to make the best possible fiction choices for himself and his family. He has been a professor of education at Temple University and Monmouth University. He did his dissertation on the epic University of Chicago Great Books debate of the 1930s and 1940s. While at Monmouth University, Martin was also the director of the Governor’s School on Public Issues, a selective residential summer program for New Jersey gifted and talented teenagers. His career in Pennsylvania state government has included stints as a press secretary, management consultant, and special advisor to the Lieutenant Governor. He has a doctorate in education and a master’s in journalism.

Martin has extensive experience as an editor, college professor, publicist, management consultant, and meeting facilitator. He now works full time on writing, promoting, and selling books. He and his wife Marianne Martin operate Zabby Books @

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preschoolers (Ages 2-5)
Chapter 2 Early Readers (Ages 4-8)
Chapter 3 Middle Readers (Ages 9-12)
Chapter 4 Young Adults (Ages 13-17)
Chapter 5 Adults (Ages 18+)
Chapter 6 Special Interests
Chapter 7 Twenty-Seven Writers You Should Know
Appendix 1 Preschool Booklist
Appendix 2 Early Reader Booklist
Appendix 3 Middle Reader Booklist
Appendix 4 Young Adult Booklist
Appendix 5 Adult Booklist

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A Lifetime of Fiction: The 500 Most Recommended Reads for Ages 2 to 102 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a personal friend of Bill Martin and former colleague of many years, I recall early on, one of his life ambitions was to write a book about books. When asked why, he shared his passion for reading, love for education, drive for knowledge, and motivation for sharing the joys of reading with all ages. But, with so many books available, which ones should be read? A Lifetime of Fiction answers that question. It brings Bill’s dream to life in creating a unique one-stop resource highlighting 500 of the most popular classic fiction books ever written as denoted by multiple lists, institutions, and experts. Each book is depicted with photographs and synopsis for each author and story. He has conveniently categorized all the books by age group and provided a special chapter on the writers we should all be familiar with. If you are looking for a great book on great books, this is the book. Rick Freeman Harrisburg PA