Poems to Learn by Heart
In this companion to A Family of Poems (2005), Caroline Kennedy has chosen 100 of her favorite poems that lend themselves to memorization. Funny, sad, lighthearted and poignant, the poems provide a wide variety of experiences for the reader. She has included battle, sports, and adventure poems that will appeal to boys. Award-winning illustrator John Muth's luminous watercolor paintings provide context and beauty to the selected poems. Ages 9 and up.