Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Children's Poet Laureate Announced

The Poetry Foundation announced the second Children's Poet Laureate - Mary Ann Hoberman. Jack Prelutsky won the honor last year. The Library owns a number of wonderful books by Ms. Hoberman, including The Llama who Had No Pajama. Here's a part of one of the poems I especially like, called "Changing."

I know what I feel like;
I'd like to be you
And feel what you feel like
And do what you do.

In addition to poetry, Hoberman has written picture books and story collections, such as You Read to Me, I'll Read to You.

Check out all of the new Laureate's books here.

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