A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children
Author: Caroline Kennedy
Illustrator: Jon J. Muth
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Publication Date: 2005
Awards: ALA Notable Children’s Book, and New York Times best-selling Best-Loved Poems.
Genre: Poetry: Anthology
Audience: Gr. K+
Overview: This anthology is divided into seven categories: About Me, That’s So Silly!, Animals, The Seasons, The Seashore, Adventure, and Bedtime. The poems range from humorous to serious. They are all beautifully written with breathtaking imagery.
Activity: This is a great book to read independently before bedtime. Suggest picking a different poem category each night. Write down in a journal what you felt, saw, or were reminded of while you were reading the poems. Keep the journal for future reference!
Reviewer’s Name: Amie Lauriello
Posted by Dr. Deb L. Marciano at 10/08/2007