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Children’s Poet Laureate Presents: All My Shoes Come in Twos

The poems in Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman’s first book, All My Shoes Come in Twos, prance around in sneakers and sandals, boots and ballet slippers. 12:27

Children's Poet Laureate

The Children's Poet Laureate Presents series features Mary Ann Hoberman, children's poet laureate, reading from her own work, as well as from favorite collections of classic children's poetry.

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Children’s Poet Laureate Presents: Laughing Time
Mary Ann Hoberman reads from William Jay Smith's Laughing Time (Little, Brown, 1953), a favorite children's poetry collection of the Poet Laureate and her family. 06:59

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