Search Results: "Leszli Kalli"


BOOK REVIEW

KIDNAPPED by Leszli Kalli
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"The occasional art is more engaging than the diary itself."
The situation—a hijacking—is dramatic, but this teenage diary is tedious. Read full book review >

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THE GOOF WHO INVENTED HOMEWORK by Kalli Dakos
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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MRS. COLE ON AN ONION ROLL by Kalli Dakos
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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 >

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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 >

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A FUNERAL IN THE BATHROOM by Kalli Dakos
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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BROKEN PROMISES by Anitha Robinson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2017

"A middle volume only thinly held together by overdone alien tropes. (Science fiction. 13-18)"
Kalli loses faith in Ellis and fights to free the girls housing the embryos of his dying alien species. Read full book review >

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BROKEN WORLDS by Anitha Robinson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 10, 2014

"A disjointed science-fiction thriller helmed by yet another heroine prioritizing a problematic romance above all else. (Science fiction. 13-18)"
A teenage runaway survives a brutal attack with the aid of a beautiful stranger, only to discover her new friend isn't quite the hero she's always dreamed of. Read full book review >

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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 >