Book List in Order: 35 titles


  • With type set in three columns and three colors for easy readability, each of the eight short fairy tales takes a new look at the old stories and invites two readers to read their own parts and then read the center column together. ...



  • Designed with budding readers in mind, each of these tales starring familiar nursery rhyme characters is set in three columns with color-coded type as a script for two voices to read separately and together. ...



  • When you learn a poem by heart, it becomes a part of you. You know it in your mind, in your mouth, in your ears, in your whole body. And best of all, you know it forever. From the creators of the bestselling You Read to Me, I'll Read to You series...



  • In this familiar children's nursery song, Mary arrives at school one day with her friendly lamb following close behind her. Going against school rules, the students sneak the adorable lamb inside where they teach it the alphabet, to count to ten, and...



  • With irresistible, rollicking rhyme, beloved picture book author Mary Ann Hoberman shows readers that families, large and small, are all around us. From celery stalks to bottle caps, buttons, and rings, the objects we group together form families, ju...



  • When 10-year-old Allie learns that her family will be moving from a two-family home to their very own house, she's hesitant until she finds out they will be living on a street with the magical name of Strawberry Hill. That changes everything! But str...



  • Mary Ann Hoberman has adapted the well-known song based on the true story of the Great Chicago Fire, "There'll be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight," into a funny and memorable story. When Mrs. O'Leary leaves her lantern in the barn, the cow kicks i...



  • What could be better than a visit to Grandma's? A sleepover, of course! But despite all the excitement, despite Grandma's delicious special meal, and despite Grandpa's fun games, there's still a moment when home suddenly seems very far away. That's ...



  • his cheerful companion follows the enormous success of You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Stories to Read Together. Designed with budding readers in mind, each of the 8 fairy tales has been given a new twist and is set in three columns and ...







  • A classic song follows an old lady as she accidentally swallows a fly and then takes a series of increasingly drastic measures to stop the fly from buzzing around inside her, in a book which includes musical notation and an activity page....



  • The gardener says the garden belongs to him. But the woodchuck insists that it's his. And so do the rabbit, the butterfly, the squash bug, and the bumblebee. Even the tiny seeds and whistling weeds think the garden just couldn't grow without them. As...



  • An addition to the Sing-Along series which includes musical notation expands on the familiar song to include a girl, a poodle, a toad, and a rooster who, along with Yankee Doodle, open a restaurant called Yankee Doodle's Noodles....





  • A lively picture book adaptation of the well-known children's hand-clapping rhyme, perfect for the whole family. Everyone knows some version of this popular children's hand-clapping rhyme, but in this adaptation, the elephant's fateful jump over the ...



  • In rhyming verse that’s a deliberate homage to Dr. Seuss, poet and picture book author Mary Ann Hoberman takes on quarreling and its consequences, and shows how turning fighters into friends leads to greater peace. It all starts with a fighting bro...



  • This imaginative adaptation of the popular children's song, first published in hardcover in 2000, is now in paperback. National Book Award winner Mary Ann Hoberman expands on the hugely popular children's song and tells the story of the eensy-weensy ...



  • Simple, rhyming text and beautiful, soothing artwork introduce the seasons by showing the changing landscape outside the narrator's window, such as baby birds learning to fly, colorful leaves falling gently to the ground, and snowflakes tumbling out ...



  • Bill Grogan's pesky goat has been eating clothes and getting into lots of trouble. When Bill gets rid of him he ends up on a train with an engineer and a group of raucous barnyard animals and sets off on a great adventure. This hilarious story is wri...



  • As more and more mice pour into an unsuspecting town, the people grow increasingly distressed. Who can get rid of the pests? The marvelous Mouse Man claims he can lead them away--ut he ends up taking more than anyone bargained for. Animals and humans...







  • Every child knows some version of this silly song, but in this sly adaptation, Michael Finnegan's mysteriously recurring whiskers are just the beginning of his comic adventures. This familiar tale is spiced up with a hilarious twist and some quirky ...



  • One day, a boy goes out for a walk. He encounters a dog, a cat, and a horse. The dog dares him to growl, the cat dares him to stretch, and the horse dares him to jump. "It's simple," says Simon. Then he meets a tiger, who challenges him to all three ...



  • Oliver Tolliver lives all alone and has one of everything in his little house-one table, one chair, one apple, and one pear. To him, it's perfect. But when he invites Peggoty Small over to admire his arrangement, he finds she has quite another opinio...



  • Getting a pet cat should be simple, but it isn't for Silly Lilly. At the advice of her friend Sammy, she finds herself cutting down trees, building a shed--even buying a cow in her quest for a cat. Is all this work really necessary? Told in whimsica...





  • Peter wants only milk, Lucy won’t settle for anything but homemade lemonade, and Jack is stuck on applesauce. Each new addition to the household brings a new demand for a special meal. What’s a mother to do? “[A] highly comic rhyming romp that ...







  • An exuberant collection of bouncy, rhythmic verses takes in hippos, armadillos, the folk from Backward Town, llamas without pajamas, and other topics...



  • Where does everyone?and everything?live? A House Is a House for Me is a rollicking rhyme about houses. Some of the houses are familiar, such as an anthill and a dog kennel, while others are surprising, such as a corn husk and a pea pod. This longtime...







  • "I like old clothes, / Hand-me-down clothes, / Worn outgrown clothes, / Not-my-own clothes. . . . Originally published by Knopf in 1976 (with illustrations by Jacqueline Chwast), this poem—an exuberant celebration of hand-me-down clothes—...









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    “If you’re sleepy in the jungle/And you wish to find a pillow,/Take a friendly word of warning:/DO NOT USE AN ARMADILLO! . . .” Covering everything from centipedes to whales, from swinging on swings to ice-skating in winter, from eating applesa...


Award-Winning Books by Mary Ann Hoberman

Whose Garden Is It?
2004 National Outdoor Book Award -- Children's
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You
2004 NAPPA Gold Award -- Ages 6 & Up
2004 Parents Choice Award (Spring) (1998-2007) -- Recommended