My Poems & Work

Ken Slesarik, Children's Poet

Books & Anthologies

An assortment of unique and entertaining children's verse. I strive to inspire children to view the world in new and different ways while encouraging literacy.

My Books & Work

My Books & Work

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Ken Slesarik

Books & Anthologies

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PFA for CelebrationsDear TomatoGet Real With Storytime

Do evil chickens lay deviled eggs? Does money really talk? What should you eat at the Roadkill Cafe? These questions and others are answered in my collection of bizarre verse. I have written CREATURES, CRITTERS, BEASTS and VARMINTS with the goal of having children view the world in new and different ways. CCBV contains 32 animal poems and 31 unique animal facts as well as 32 of my most requested poems as an added bonus to reach reluctant readers (64 total poems). I also include 25 poetry tips with examples from my own writing to encourage students to write their own verse. It is available at Amazon at the following link- Creatures,Critters, Beasts and Varmints: A Poetic Guide to Ozark Wildlife: Ken Slesarik: 9780615859491: Amazon.com: Books 

DEAR TOMATO: AN INTERNATIONAL CROP OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE POEMS I’m so excited to be included in this worldwide anthology along with 33 very talented poets. 

GET REAL WITH STORYTIME: 52 Weeks of Early Literacy

I am also very proud to be part of the Poetry Friday Anthology series along with many of today’s most talented and prolific authors. The series is compiled by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong and is available at Amazon The Poetry Friday Anthology (Common Core K-5 edition): Poems for the School Year with Connections to the Common Core: Sylvia Vardell, Janet Wong: 9781937057688: Amazon.com: Books or PomeloBooks.com Home

THE POETRY FRIDAY ANTHOLOGY K-5 EDITION  

THE POETRY FRIDAY ANTHOLOGY for MIDDLE SCHOOL 

THE POETRY FRIDAY ANTHOLOGY for SCIENCE 

THE POETRY FRIDAY ANTHOLOGY for SCIENCE (Kinder and 2nd Grade Student Editions)

THE POETRY FRIDAY ANTHOLOGY for CELEBRATIONS (Teacher and Student Editions)  

POETRY ROCKS 2012 is an e-book available on Amazon Amazon.com: Poetry Rocks 2012 eBook: Ken Slesarik: Kindle Store and Barnes and Noble Poetry Rocks 2012 by Ken Slesarik | 2940014191333 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble that I compiled with poems from the students and staff at Esperanza Elementary School. I included a poem of my own and I’m proud to say the book contains a high percentage of poems written by the special needs children that I have been privileged to work with. 

My poems have also been used in fundraisers, cookbooks, magazines and school functions. When not visiting schools or writing and teaching poetry I perform at coffee shops or bookstores while creating my niche. Currently I am working on several collections that emphasize creative humor.

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