Caroline Kennedy: 'Favorite Poetry for Children'

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Hyperion Books for Children
'A Family of Poems'
Hyperion Books for Children

Caroline Kennedy has compiled a new collection of poems for youngsters. A clue to the inspiration for My Favorite Poetry for Children can be found on the book's cover. It features a photo, taken in the White House, of a 4- or 5-year-old Caroline Kennedy reading to a stuffed teddy bear.

NPR Poetry Special

In partnership with the Academy of American Poets, we spend the month of April exploring new poetry.

Kennedy grew up reading poems and having them read to her.

"Both of my parents really loved reading, and it was one of the things they shared with us..."

The book, which includes titles by ee cummings, Ogden Nash and Sylvia Plath, features many of the poems Kennedy grew up reading — and which she still shares with her children.

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Family of Poems

My Favorite Poetry for Children

by Caroline Kennedy and Jon J. Muth

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