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BOOKS

Why Am I Blue?

Why Am I Blue?

$14.00

This is a sweet story about identity and self-acceptance, one that children can apply to various situations in their lives.

Magination Press is the children’s book imprint of the American Psychological Association. This book includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers by Gayle E. Pitman, PhD, that discusses how children experience differences throughout childhood and how adults can guide children toward an understanding and acceptance of their own and others’ differences as well.

"These conversations aren’t always easy. However, talking with your child about differences— and similarities—will go a long way towards teaching your child self-acceptance and acceptance of others. Starting these conversations now will pay off throughout your child’s life."

...Gayle Pitman

 

A Funeral in the bathroom

A FUNERAL IN THE BATHROOM

$8.00

Kalli's newest book, A Funeral in the Bathroom and Other School Bathroom Poems, is built around the idea that "There should be a place kids can go when life has dealt another blow."

From "Blabbermouth" to "Flushophobic" to "There's a Sock in the Toilet", Kalli's poems reveal the funny - and sometimes poignant - stories that take place in an elementary school bathroom. Marc Beech's zany illustrations perfectly express the ups and downs of school life.

  • "A heartfelt collage of relatable moments." ...Publishers Weekly
  • "The poems are accompanied by humorous color cartoons. This accessible collection of light verse will be a welcome addition." ...School Library Journal
  • "Another solid addition for classroom shelves." ...Kirkus Reviews

 

I Heard You Twice the First Time

I Heard You Twice the First Time

$9.00

Poems for Tired and Bewildered Teachers by Kalli Dakos with Contributions by Five Teacher/Librarian Poets

Meet the teachers who struggle with stress, failure, difficult students and a lack of time to "enjoy the joy" in their classrooms. Laugh with the teacher who is bewildered by the endless changes in his profession, and finally, meet the teacher who arrives at the Pearly Gates and asks the most important question of all:
Were my years in school Worth all that work and time?

Join author Kalli Dakos on a poetic journey that will rest your teaching soul and inspire your career!

 

Our Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig

Our Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig

$8.00

Children's Choice Selection, 2005
International Reading Association

The full-color pictures reveal the inner turmoil of HAMLET, the pig, as he contemplates the humiliation of being kissed by the principal, MS. JULIET. Nineteen references to Shakespeare's plays introduce students to the majestic language of one of our greatest writers, all within the context of a hilarious tale that takes place in a typical school.

All ages

 

If You're Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand

If You're Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand

$5.50

Children's Choice Selection, 1991
International Reading Association

Thirty-eight poems celebrate the world of elementary school and capture the excitement and challenge, heartbreak and wonder of the classroom.

Grades 2 - 6 Independent Reading
Grades K - 2 Read Aloud

 

Don't Read This Book, Whatever You Do!

Don't Read This Book, Whatever You Do!

$5.50

Children's Choice Selection, 1994
International Reading Association

Thirty-seven poems and mini-plays celebrate elementary school life and the funny, poignant, wondrous and telling moments that can happen only in a classroom.

Grades 2 - 6 Independent Reading
Grades K - 2 Read Aloud

 

The Bug In Teacher's Coffee

The Bug In Teacher's Coffee

$3.50

Children's Choice Selection, 2000
International Reading Association

Kalli Dakos' twenty-three playful poems explore the secret lives of school lunches, jungle gyms, pencils and more! Beginning readers will relish finding out what really goes on in school.

Grades K - 2

 

Mrs. Cole on an Onion Roll and Other School Poems

Mrs. Cole on an Onion Roll and Other School Poems

$10.00

Kalli Dakos displays the mastery of her renowned classroom wit and insight in this full-color collection of school-inspired poems that truly celebrate a child's wacky sense of fun--and that nurture the love of reading and writing.

Grades K - 4

 

Put Your Eyes Up Here

Put Your Eyes Up Here

$7.00

What kind of teacher plays with toys and has a collection of plastic hands hanging from the ceiling? Ms. Roys is that kind of teacher and Peggy isn't sure if she'll be able to survive in her classroom. Dakos' humor and sensitivity are in full force in this collection of poems.

Grades 2 - 6 Independent Reading
Grades K - 2 Read Aloud

 

TOYS

 

Streamers

$1.00

 

Boppers

$1.00