About the author

maria martin books

I’m Maria Martin

I like to write hooks

from Caracas to Colorado

to make little books.


Maria’s love for books started at a very young age. The habit of reading set the stage for an international relocation, learning the language, and expanded my vocabulary significantly. That love grew as I reentered the world of children’s books as an adult, reading to toddlers at my local library’s weekly bilingual story time.

Picture books are entertaining, nostalgic, accessible. A story is a wholesome investment of around ten minutes a piece.

I’m partial to books that teach a good lesson, though occasionally I’ll dabble in the purely whimsical. The rating is intended to be neutral and informative, so I’ve taken on the school’s metric of A+ through F. The review will be detailed but not excessively long, so you can have an insider’s perspective on what to expect if you purchase the book. I do not sell these books, nor take commissions, but I’m happy to point you in the right direction. I will interview authors to introduce them, whether they are established creators or newcomers to the genre.

Aside from reading, you can find me writing and illustrating with my family at home.

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney

It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

J. K. Rowling

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

Dr. Seuss

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