Wednesday, October 15, 2008

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Hoberman Picked as Poet Laureate
Publishers Weekly: October 9, 2008 by John A. Sellers

As part of its fifth annual Pegasus Awards, the Poetry Foundatio
n has selected Mary Ann Hoberman as Children’s Poet Laureate. Hoberman inherits the two-year position, which comes with a $25,000 prize, from Jack Prelutsky. The purpose of the award is to raise awareness of poetry among children.

Hoberman received the honor at an awards ceremony earlier this week in Chicago. “Generations of readers who first discovered poetry in the books of Mary Ann Hoberman remember it not as a dry textbook encounter but as a moment of joyous play,” said John Barr, president of the Poetry Foundation, in announcing Hoberman’s appointment. “Her poems tease young minds even as they please young ears with rhythm and rhyme.”

In August 2009, Little, Brown will release Hoberman’s next book of poetry, All Kinds of Families ! READ MORE

Check Out a Website or a Book @ Burbank Public Library

You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You
Little, Brown, 2005
~ very short Mother Goose tales to read together

The Llama Who Had No Pajama: 100 Favorite Poems
Harcourt Brace, 1998
~ covering everything from centipedes to whales, from swinging on swings to ice-skating in winter, from eating applesauce to celebrating birthdays, the delightful poems in this collection convey the experiences of childhood

The Cozy Book
Browndeer Press, 1995
~ a delightful look at all the warm, delicious things that make up a cozy day

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