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Mary Ann Hoberman (1930-) Biography - Career, Sidelights - Personal, Addresses, Honors Awards, Writings

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Born 1930, in Stamford, CT; Education: Smith College, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1951; Yale University, M.A., 1985, postgraduate work in English literature. Hobbies and other interests: Biking, gardening, dancing.

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Book Week Poem award from Children's Book Council, 1976; American Book Award, 1983, for A House Is a House for Me; Children's Books of Distinction list, Riverbank Review, 1999, for The Llama Who Had No Pajama; Excellence in Poetry for Children Award, National Council of Teachers of English, 2003.

POETRY FOR CHILDREN

All My Shoes Come in Two's, illustrated by husband, Norman Hoberman, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1957.

Mary Ann Hoberman

How Do I Go?, illustrated by Norman Hoberman, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1958.

Hello and Good-by, illustrated by Norman Hoberman, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1959.

What Jim Knew, illustrated by Norman Hoberman, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1963.

Not Enough Beds for the Babies, illustrated by Helen Spyer, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1965.

A Little Book of Little Beasts, illustrated by Peter Parnall, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1973.

The Looking Book, illustrated by Jerry Joyner, Viking (New York, NY), 1973.

The Raucous Auk: A Menagerie of Poems, illustrated by Joseph Low, Viking (New York, NY), 1973.

Nuts to You and Nuts to Me: An Alphabet of Poems, illustrated by Ronni Solbert, Knopf (New York, NY), 1974.

I Like Old Clothes, illustrated by Jacqueline Chwast, Knopf (New York, NY), 1976.

Bugs, illustrated by Victoria Chess, Viking (New York, NY), 1976.

A House Is a House for Me, illustrated by Betty Fraser, Viking (New York, NY), 1978.

Yellow Butter, Purple Jelly, Red Jam, Black Bread: Poems, illustrated by Chaya Burstein, Viking (New York, NY), 1981.

The Cozy Book, illustrated by Tony Chen, Viking (New York, NY), 1982, reprinted with illustrations by Betty Fraser, Browndeer Press (San Diego, CA), 1985.

Mr. and Mrs. Muddle, illustrated by Catharine O'Neill, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1988.

A Fine Fat Pig, and Other Animal Poems, illustrated by Malcah Zeldis, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1991.

Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers: A Collection of Family Poems, illustrated by Marilyn Hafner, Joy Street Books (Boston, MA), 1991.

(Editor) My Song Is Beautiful: Poems and Pictures in Many Voices, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1994.

The Seven Silly Eaters, illustrated by Marla Frazee, Harcourt Brace (San Diego, CA), 1997.

The Llama Who Had No Pajama: 100 Favorite Poems, illustrated by B. Fraser, Harcourt Brace (San Diego, CA), 1997.

One of Each, illustrated by Marjorie Priceman, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1997.

(Adapter) Miss Mary Mack: A Hand-clapping Rhyme, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1998.

And to Think That We Thought That We'd Never Be Friends, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, Crown (New York, NY), 1999.

The Marvelous Mouse Man, illustrated by Laura Forman, Harcourt Brace (San Diego, CA), 2000.

The Two Sillies, illustrated by Lynne Cravath, Harcourt Brace (San Diego, CA), 2000.

(Adapter) The Eensy Weensy Spider, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 2000.

"It's Simple," Said Simon, illustrated by Meilo So, Knopf (New York, NY), 2001.

The Looking Book: A Hide-and-Seek Counting Story, illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 2001.

(Adapter) There Once Was a Man Named Michael Finnegan, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 2001.

You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Stories to Read Together, illustrated by Michael Emberley, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 2001.

(Adapter) Bill Grogan's Coat, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 2002.

(Adapter) The Marvelous Mouse Man, illustrated by Laura Forman, Harcourt Brace (San Diego, CA), 2002.

Right outside My Window, illustrated by Nicholas Wilton, Mondo (New York, NY), 2002.

(Adapter) Mary Had a Little Lamb, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, Little, Brown (New York, NY), 2003.

You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together, illustrated by Michael Emberley, Little, Brown (New York, NY), 2004.

Whose Garden Is It?, illustrated by Jane Dyer, Harcourt (San Diego, CA), 2004.

(Adapter) Yankee Doodle, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, Little, Brown (New York, NY), 2004.

You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Mother Goose Tales to Read Together, illustrated by Michael Emberley, Little, Brown (New York, NY), 2005.

Contributor of travel articles to New York Times and Boston Globe. Contributor of poems to numerous anthologies, textbooks, and magazines in the United States and abroad, including Southern Poetry Review, Small Pond, and Harper's.

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