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  • Who: Lee Bennett Hopkins

  • What: Most prolific anthologist of poetry for children

  • Where: United States

With 113 titles to his credit as of July 2011, Lee Bennett Hopkins (USa) is the world’s most prolific anthologist of poetry for children. Mr Hopkins, a noted poet in his own right, has compiled collections based on a variety of topics, including animals, holidays, the seasons, and difficult emotions.

According to Hopkins, poetry “…should come to [children] as naturally as breathing, for nothing – no thing – can ring and rage through hearts and minds as does this genre of literature”.


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