- Lee Bennett Hopkins
- United States (Cape Coral)
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”.