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In this Reading Rockets interview, children’s poet laureate Mary Ann Hoberman discusses growing up in the Northeast, the inspiring language and conversation of her childhood, and how her family experiences continue to surface in her work. Reading Rockets, an initiative of WETA, is a multimedia project offering information on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. 3:01

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: The Llama Who Had No Pajama
Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman reads from her collection The Llama Who Had No Pajama. 10.13

Children’s Poet Laureate Presents: All Kinds of Families
Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman reads her story-in-verse, All Kinds of Families. 6:50

Children’s Poet Laureate Presents: All My Shoes Come in Twos
Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman reads from her first collection, All My Shoes Come in Twos. 12:27

Children’s Poet Laureate Presents: The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear
Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman reads from The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear. 11:05

Children’s Poet Laureate Presents: I Like Old Clothes
Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman reads her collection I Like Old Clothes. 04:18

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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