Welcome to Martha's Books Page

Scroll down to learn about the funny books Martha writes, including the Chickadee Court and First Kids mysteries. Click on a cover to go to Amazon for purchase or more information!

The First Kids Mysteries

Cameron, Tessa and Nate are just your average American kids with your average American dog – except they happen to live in the White House. Cameron and Tessa are the daughters of the first woman president, and Nate is their cousin. Together, they’re the First Kids, and Hooligan is the first dog. In the first outing, The Case of the Rock'n'Roll Dog, the kids solve the baffling disappearance of a historic artifact. Once their reputation is established, they are called upon to solve all kinds of crazy crimes! Critics call the books a whole lot of fun, engaging, and just right for budding politicians and detectives alike.

In the spirit of Harriet the Spy, Encyclopedia Brown, and Cam Jensen, Freeman has created two youthful, contemporary protagonists who will shine.
— Library Media Connection

The Chickadee Court Mysteries

Set in a small college town in Central Pennsylvania, The Chickadee Court mysteries star sixth-grade sleuths and best friends Alex Parakeet and Yasmeen Popp, along with ace-detective cat, Luau, and a host of hilarious neighborhood characters. Each features a holiday when things around the neighborhood go missing. In Who is Stealing the 12 Days of Christmas? it's Christmas decorations. In Who Stole Uncle Sam? it's Alex's baseball coach. In Who Stole Grandma's Million-Dollar Pumpkin Pie? it's an award winning recipe (with a secret ingredient). The critics say the series is fast-paced, well-plotted and humorous. Kids say, "I love it!"

Engaging text with a lot of humor, especially from the cat, keep the story moving quickly.
— School Library Journal
If you like to laugh and you like mysteries, you have to read this!
— A Reader