Poetry4kids turned 25 this year! Over the past two and a half decades I have worked on Poetry4kids nearly every day, and it has become the most visited children’s poetry website on the Internet, thanks to you. Because of you, I am able to earn a living as a working poet and help improve childhood literacy around the world.
Running a website with more than 2 million visitors and 15 million views each year is, sadly, quite expensive. For years I have covered the costs by including advertising on the site. This is not an ideal solution, but a necessary one.
However, I now have what I think is a better solution that will remove the advertising for you and give you a number of additional benefits: Poetry4kids Memberships.
In a nutshell, for a small, monthly subscription fee, you can become a member of Poetry4kids and enjoy all of the following rewards:
Reader Level – $5/month
- Support my mission to help kids have fun while improving their reading and writing skills
- Ad-free access to poetry4kids.com
- Two free ebooks: The Armpit of Doom and The Biggest Burp Ever
- Access to all poems on the website (more than 800 to date), organized by book
- Early access to new YouTube videos, including poems and writing lessons
- Direct message me any time through the Buy Me a Coffee app
- Connect with me via a members-only email address
Poetry Lover – $10/month
If you really love poetry, please consider the Poetry Lover level to receive the following rewards…
- All the benefits of the Reader level, plus…
- Two additional free ebooks: My Cat Knows Karate and My Dog Likes to Disco
- Two free, fully-produced audiobooks: My Hippo Has the Hiccups and The Tighty-Whitey Spider
- Monthly live, interactive, online poetry-writing workshops, throughout the school year
Super Member – $20/month
Super Members help me to focus on creating the best poetry experience for young readers. Super Members get…
- All the benefits of the Poetry Lover and Reader levels, plus…
- One free online author visit for your class each school year. (A US$300 value.)
- Free and early access to all future ebooks and audiobooks
- This level of support helps me create new animated videos and fully-produced audiobooks
For those of you who are interested in virtual author visits, memberships are the least expensive way to bring me to your school. At the Poetry Lover level, you and your class can join my members-only online poetry sessions every month of the school year. And at the Super Member level, you can schedule an online author visit just for your class or school every year.
To become a member of Poetry4kids, simply visit my Buy Me a Coffee page and click on the Join button for your selected level.
Thank you for your support. I look forward to the next 25 years of Poetry4kids with a vibrant community of teachers, librarians, parents, and other fans of poetry for kids!
— Kenn Nesbitt