This is a partial list of books written by Marvin Martin, including memoirs, journals, family histories, travel books, reviews, correspondence, opinion articles, photography collections, children's novels, short stories, poetry, adaptations he has made for the stage, books written in conjunction with students, etc. As of 2015, he has completed over 150 books. These books are self-published. 

When he was a teacher, he wrote a number of journal articles in education journals, pamphlets (THE GREAT VITAMIN MYSTERY and A RIVER OF MILK) for the National Dairy Council, magazine articles, portions of science textbooks, etc. He also took all of the photographs for a book on science education in the elementary school. Nine of them are collections of his reviews. None of them have been published, though copies of some can be found in homes, libraries, and archives around the country. He had 135 OpEd articles published in the Kenosha News and a couple in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.


Photo Illustrated Children’s Novels

He wrote these novels based on his slide-tape presentations.

Group Novels

He wrote these in conjunction with students he taught, who were in 2nd through 4th grades.

  • Escape from the Dark Hand
  • The Haunted House
  • The Crystal Palace

Family History

Teaching Career

Photo Albums of People & Events in His Life

  • Friends and Family
  • I Can See It Now
  • Seeing Is Remembering

Photo Illustrated Scripts of Children’s Plays That He Wrote (adapted for the stage) and Directed

  • A Christmas Carol
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • The Ark Is Sinking
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • The Giant Shrinker
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • The Night the Bed Fell
  • Peter Pan
  • The Phantom Tollbooth
  • The Plain Princess and the Lazy Prince
  • The Song of Hiawatha
  • Tom Sawyer
  • The Thinking Machine
  • The Wizard of Oz

Social Work

  • The Long Journey Home ( The true story of a family of four children who spent eight years of their lives in children's homes and foster homes. He worked with them in his college days and had access to their court and casework records, as well as taped interviews with the surviving adult children and their mother).

Student Writings

  • Expressions (Vol. 1-6)

Photo Illustrated Travel Journals 

His students accompanied him on most of these trips. 

  • An American Journey (Eastern States)
  • Been There Done That Vol. 1-2
  • England
  • Fun in the Sun (Florida trips)
  • Greece - Vol. 1 -2
  • Horizons 76 (Western States)
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy - Vol. 1
  • Journeys of the Heart - Vol. 1
  • New York, New York
  • Scotland


Fifty Books They Can't Resist

Elementary English Vol. 39, No. 5 (MAY, 1962), pp. 415-417

Published by: National Council of Teachers of English

Keeping Up To Date In Space Science

Elementary School Science Bulletin No. 72 (OCTOBER 1962), pp. 2-3

Published by: National Science Teachers Association

All Writing Should Be Creative

The Elementary School Journal Vol. 63, No. 3 (Dec., 1962), pp. 132-135

Published by: The University of Chicago Press

Children Can Become Better Writers

Elementary English Vol. 41, No. 1 (JANUARY, 1964), pp. 53-55

Published by: National Council of Teachers of English

Springboards for Young Writers

The Elementary School Journal Vol. 62, No. 7 (Apr., 1962), pp. 360-361

Published by: The University of Chicago Press

Let's start teaching science

Science Education Volume 47, Issue 3, pages 253–255, April 1963

Teaching Children for Tomorrow

Childhood Education Volume 38, Issue 8, 1962 p359-361

The Great Vitamin Mystery (pamphlet)

Published by: National Dairy Council (1968); 39 pages


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