Books by Kalli Dakos

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

"Another solid addition for classroom shelves…just cross fingers that it is not too inspiring. (Poetry. 6-9)"
Dakos adds another collection to the poetry shelf, this one taking its inspiration from the school bathroom. Read full book review >
OUR PRINCIPAL PROMISED TO KISS A PIG by Kalli Dakos
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Still, an interesting twist on a familiar event. (Picture book. 4-8)"
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

"Teachers in second- through fourth-grade classrooms will find this a useful and amusing addition to classroom libraries. (Poetry. 7-9)"
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

"Some of the poems are stronger than others, but this is an effective and welcome collection of verse, ably supported by Brunkus's fine and funny black-and-white drawings. (Poetry. 7-11)"
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

"Nickelodeon,'' this volume will appeal to those who appreciate the anything-can-happen environment of Miss Nelson's classroom or the Magic School Bus. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
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. Read full book review >