Carmela A. Martino

Author. Speaker. Teacher.

Selected Works

Middle-Grade Novel
Rosa didn't know which she hated more--being lonely or being different. One thing she did know--she wanted a baby brother . . . one just like Antonio.

To read an excerpt from the novel,
click here.

For a list of discussion questions, click here.


The new edition of Rosa, Sola is now available, and includes a new "Discussion Questions" section for classroom use. The paperback can be ordered directly here, and from most online booksellers. The Kindle version is available from Amazon, and the Nook version is at BN.com!
Two Articles in the book below
Carmela's two articles appears in the 2016 Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market edited by Chuck Sambuchino (Writer's Digest Books).
Short Story in Anthology
Short story in I Fooled You: Ten Stories of Tricks, Jokes, and Switcheroos, a middle-grade anthology edited by Johanna Hurwitz. See the teacher's guide here.
Poem in And the Crowd Goes Wild! A Global Gathering of Sports Poems edited by Carol-Ann Hoyte and Heidi Bee Roemer, a collection of 50 sports poems by writers from 10 countries.
Poem in Anthology
In Chicken Soup for the Soup: Teens Talk High School edited by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Amy Newmark, & Madeline Clapps
For Recommended Reading for Children and Teens click below:


Carmela's Blog

Please note: This is only an occasional blog. Please see my regular posts at www.TeachingAuthors.com.

Guest Teaching Author Interview and Another Giveaway

September 28, 2009

Tags: Teaching Authors Blog, Book Giveaway

Today at www.TeachingAuthors.com, we are featuring a Guest Teaching Author Interview with Elizabeth Dulemba as part of the blog tour for her new bilingual picture book SOAP, SOAP, SOAP ~ JABON, JABON, JABON. This is our first interview with an author who is also an illustrator! In honor of Elizabethís visit, we will be giving away an autographed copy of her new book. You have until midnight Wednesday, Sept. 30 (CST), to enter for a chance to win. For details, click here.


Another Giveaway at Teaching Authors

September 16, 2009

Tags: Teaching Authors Blog, Book Giveaway

Today, Esther Hershenhorn posted a review of Ann Whitford Paulís WRITING PICTURE BOOKS: A HANDS-ON GUIDE FROM STORY CREATION TO PUBLICATION at www.TeachingAuthors.com. In conjunction with the review, we are giving away one of Annís picture books--WORD BUILDER, illustrated by Kurt Cyrus. To enter our giveaway drawing, readers need to post a comment sharing the title of a favorite book on writing for children and/or teens by midnight, Friday, Sept. 18. For more information, click here.

Chance to win a free book!

September 4, 2009

Tags: Teaching Authors Blog, Book Giveaway

All week we have been celebrating the release of April Halprin Wayland's picture book, New Year at the Pier--A Rosh Hashanah Story at www.TeachingAuthors.com. You can enter for a chance to win a free autographed copy by posting a goal for the new school year. For more information, click here. But note: entry deadline is midnight, Monday, Sept. 7 (CST).