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New Book! The Armpit of Doom: Funny Poems for Kids

The Armpit of Doom: Funny Poems for KidsMy newest poetry collection, The Armpit of Doom: Funny Poems for Kids, is now available! This collection of 70 new poems has been a labor of love for the past couple of years, and I hope you have as much fun reading it as I had writing it.

Click here to download a free sample in PDF format.

Click here to buy The Armpit of Doom from Amazon.com.

Book Description

Kids love Kenn Nesbitt’s hilarious poetry! With their rollicking rhythms, playful rhymes, and mischievous twists, kids can’t stop reading these poems.

The Armpit of Doom includes seventy new poems about crazy characters, funny families, peculiar pets, comical creatures, and much, much more, all whimsically illustrated by Rafael Domingos.

eBook Edition

In addition to the paperback, The Armpit of Doom is also available for Kindle, Nook, iOS, Google Play, and Kobo ereader. Click on the icons below for more information.

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Reviews

Irrepressible, unpredictable, and raucously popular children’s poet Kenn Nesbitt was spawned in the same cracked petri dish as Jack Prelutsky, to whom he is the natural heir. A title guaranteed to generate “No, wait, read this one!” responses, The Armpit of Doom is more mayhem from one of the masters.
(J. Patrick Lewis, U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate, author of Please Bury Me in the Library and many other books for children)

Video: My Hamster Has a Skateboard

A few months ago, I was a guest on Renee LaTulippe’s terrific children’s poetry blog, No Water River. While I was there I recited the poem “My Hamster Has a Skateboard” from my book The Tighty-Whitey Spider: And More Wacky Animal Poems I Totally Made Up. Just in case you missed it, I thought I would post the video of the poem here as well. I hope you enjoy it!

New Book: I’m Growing a Truck in the Garden

I'm Growing a Truck in the GardenI’m pleased to announce that my newest book, I’m Growing a Truck in the Garden is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com. Written especially for young readers in the UK, this collection of weird and wonderful poems, with fun and quirky illustrations by Sophie Burrows, follows one boy through his day as he plays with his friends and creates havoc along the way.

Pre-order your copy now and be the first to receive it when it arrives on September 3!

Winning Rhymes

Check out the winning poems from the 2012 TFK Poetry Contest

Santino Panzica, winner of the 2012 TIME for Kids Poetry Contest

From www.timeforkids.com: More than 1,000 kids entered this year’s TIME For Kids Poetry Contest. Poet Kenn Nesbitt chose the winners. “I had an amazing time reading the poems,” he says. All the winners will receive a copy of Nesbitt’s book of poetry The Tighty Whitey Spider. Click here to watch a video of the funny poet read one of his own rhymes for TFK.

Ready for a chuckle? Click here to read these silly rhymes from this year’s winners.

Video Interview and Poem

Renee LaTulippeNow that National Poetry Month 2012 is officially underway, there are a lot of great new resource being published on the web. At No Water River, Renee LaTulippe’s will be interviewing a number of poets this month, and posting videos of them reciting their poems. The first interview is with yours truly, and you can also see a video of me reciting my poem “My Hamster Has a Skateboard.”

Be sure to check back regularly at No Water River to see all of the videos  and interviews that Renee has planned for this month.

Kids Hummingbird Poetry Contest

HummingbirdDo you like hummingbirds? Do you like writing poems? Would you like to win a prize? Hummingbird-guide.com is hosting their second annual Kids Hummingbird Poetry Contest here.

The contest is open to kids ages 6-12. Winners will receive a free hummingbird feeder. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2012 and winners will be announced October 31, 2012.

But there’s no need to wait. You can submit your own original hummingbird poem now. Good luck to you!

Madness! 2012

 

Update: Round Two poems are now open for voting! You can see (and vote on) my Round Two entry here.

There is some serious madness going on this month at ThinkKidThink.com. Ed DeCaria has masterminded a tournament involving 64 writers who are going head-to-head in a children’s poetry showdown. Over the next few weeks there will be several rounds of competitions that include well-known children’s poets as well as relative newcomers, all battling to see who will ultimately be crowned the champ.

So who’s the judge? You are! That’s right. Voting is open to the public. All you have to do is read each pair of poems and decide which one you like best. The poets with the most votes move on the next round and the madness continues until there is only one poet left standing.

If you’d like to see my first entry in the tournament, you’ll find it here.

So what are you waiting for? Head over to ThinkKidThink.com and cast your votes for the best kids poems in the tournament.

Free Poetry4kids Android App

Poetry4kids Android App

If you have an Android smart phone or tablet, you can now take Poetry4kids.com with you wherever you go using the new Poetry4kids Android app.

With this fun new app you can:

  • Read the latest poems posted to Poetry4kids.com
  • Watch the newest poetry videos
  • Listen to the Poetry4kids podcast
  • Read the latest news from Poetry4kids.com
  • Follow the Poetry4kids Twitter feed

This kid-friendly poetry app is guaranteed to keep you laughing while you read, listen, and watch.

And, best of all, it’s free! Click here for more information.

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TIME for Kids 2012 Poetry Contest

Calling all poets! TIME For Kids has a challenge for you: Write a funny, rhyming poem. It must be an original poem that does not copy another poet’s work. Enter it in the TIME For Kids Poetry Contest. The grand-prize winner will receive an online class visit from poet Kenn Nesbitt. The grand-prize winner and four finalists will each get a signed copy of one of Nesbitt’s books of poetry, and their poems will be published at timeforkids.com.

The deadline is March 1, 2012, so what are you waiting for? Send in your funny poem today!

New Video – My Brother’s Not a Werewolf

It’s time once again for a new animated video. This one is of my poem “My Brother’s Not a Werewolf.” With fun, bouncy music by Sergei Stern and awesome animation by Stephan Krosecz, I hope you’ll enjoy watching this one over and over. If you like, you can even click on the “CC” (closed captioning) button to read along as you listen to the poem.