Books by Kalli Dakos

A FUNERAL IN THE BATHROOM by Kalli Dakos
POETRY
Released: July 1, 2011

Dakos adds another collection to the poetry shelf, this one taking its inspiration from the school bathroom.

Every educator knows the bathroom pass is an escape route for students. Read full book review >

OUR PRINCIPAL PROMISED TO KISS A PIG by Kalli Dakos
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

Read 10,000 books this year, challenges Principal Ms. Juliet, and she will kiss a pig. Read full book review >

PUT YOUR EYES UP HERE by Kalli Dakos
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2003

Dakos, an elementary-school reading specialist, offers another school-themed collection of poetry, this time describing a school year in an unusual classroom. Read full book review >

Released: Aug. 31, 1999

PLB 0-06-027940-0 Dakos's collection of 23 poems from the perspective of items found at school satisfies the I Can Read requirements of simplicity and word repetition, but may not lure beginning readers back for a second time. Read full book review >

THE GOOF WHO INVENTED HOMEWORK by Kalli Dakos
POETRY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

A collection of 36 poems that paint a funny, affectionate, and sometimes poignant portrait of a school year. Read full book review >

POETRY
Released: May 1, 1995

Fewer selections (32 vs. 38), shorter verses, full-color illustrations, and an absence of the serious poems of If You're Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand (1990) gear Dakos's collection to a younger audience than her earlier work. The poems are energetic, upbeat, and have a humorous slant on the trials and triumphs of the primary years. Read full book review >