Kenn Nesbitt

Kenn Nesbitt

About Kenn Nesbitt

Former Children's Poet Laureate (2013-15) Kenn Nesbitt is the author of many books for kids, including Kiss, Kiss Good Night, My Hippo Has the Hiccups, Revenge of the Lunch Ladies, and many others. His poems have appeared in numerous bestselling anthologies, including every book in the popular Kids Pick the Funniest Poems series, and anthologies with more than two million copies in print. His work has been published in hundreds of school textbooks around the world, as well as national television programs, and numerous children's magazines. Kenn visits hundreds of schools online each year, sharing his wacky brand of poetry with kids everywhere, and helping to create a new generation of poetry lovers. His website, www.poetry4kids.com, is the most visited children's poetry website on the Internet.

Connect with him on Twitter (@poetry4kids) and Instagram (@kennnesbitt).

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    Poems by Kenn Nesbitt

  • Springy Sidewalk

    in Famous Children Poems

    The people outside on the sidewalk
    can’t seem to remain on the ground.
    They’re jumping and hopping and springing,
    and generally bouncing around.

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  • Let Me Out Of The Class

    in Famous Children Poems

    (sing to the tune of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game")

    Let me out of the classroom.
    Let me out of the school.

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  • I Can't Wait For Summer

    in Famous Children Poems

    I can’t wait for summer, when school days are done,
    to spend the days playing outside in the sun.
    I won’t have to study. No homework, no tests.
    Just afternoons spent on adventures and quests.

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  • Homework Stew

    in Famous Children Poems

    I cooked my math book in a broth
    and stirred it to a steaming froth.
    I threw in papers—pencils, too—
    to make a pot of homework stew.

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  • Elaine The Complainer

    in Famous Children Poems

    My name is Elaine
    and I like to complain.
    Complaining is all that I do.
    I moan when it’s hot

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