Society of
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Speaker Profile - Darren Sardelli


Region: New York: Long Island
Age Levels: 5-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
Skype Visit: Yes
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Darren Sardelli is a children's book author and poet known for his humorous rhymes. He travels to schools, globally, inspiring students through poetry assemblies and writing workshops. Darren's first book, Galaxy Pizza and Meteor Pie, has helped young people discover how much fun poetry can be. His poems also appear in children's magazines, school textbooks, and popular children's books such as Peter, Peter, Pizza Eater (a Scholastic Book List Best Seller), I Hope I Don't Strike Out (Teacher's Choice Award), One Minute Till Bedtime (Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2016), and SCHOOL PEOPLE (Children's Book Council Book of the Year Finalist). For more information, please visit

Presentation Description:

Darren Sardelli is a dynamic force in the world of children’s poetry. His creative, clever, upbeat rhymes keep students on the edge of their seats. This award-winning poet and children’s book author has visited more than 700 schools. His poems are published in 23 children’s books in the U.S and U.K., as well as dozens of textbooks (worldwide). For more information on this fascinating poet, please visit