Captain Perseverance: How I Became a Superhero

Captain Perseverance: How I Became a Superhero

Publisher: Juliahouse

Captain Perseverance, ordinary kid turned superhero, discovers the superpower that turns the dread of struggle into the joy of success. Learning to read, long division, science fair, band—“I break the chains, I fly sky high, there’s nothing I can’t do!”

With high-energy illustrations and text that sings from the page, Captain Perseverance inspires young readers to discover the power of grit.

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School Fever

School Fever

Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers

Have you ever…
Caught a computer virus that kept you home from school? Watched your librarian take on a savage beast – and win? Eaten a banana in the cafeteria and turned into a monkey? Hired a superhero to be your school bodyguard? Done all of the above, and done it all in rhyme?
No? Then you’ve been missing out on School Fever!

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Shout! Little Poems that Roar

Shout! Little Poems that Roar

Ever have a classroom zoo with a cat and a cow and a kangaroo? Ever come down with a case of the quacks or eaten deliciously messy snacks? You’re not alone. It’s in this book! Just flip it open and have a look. Do an Alphabet Boogie and a Library Cheer, face up to a T-Rex without any fear. It’s P-o-e-t-r-y to shout about, so turn the page and check it out!

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Giant Children

Giant Children

There’s a turtle named Jaws and a dinosaur canary, an alien playing Spaceball and a no-show tooth fairy. A buffalo’s in the library chomping on the books, and a princess has karate skills that rival her good looks.

These characters and many more are found in this rambunctious and irresistible collection of poems that look at our world through a child’s wide eyes . Giant Children is full to bursting with inspiration, playfulness, and above all, giggles.

“Bagert’s inspired silliness keeps it simple and that’s just the way young readers like it. This book is filled with poems that are fun to read aloud, pitched perfect for a child’s ear and heart. Tedd Arnold’s cartoonish illustrations, done in colored pencil and watercolor washes, provide a lively visual accompaniment for Bagert’s broad comedy.”

The Times-Picayune

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Elephant Games and Other Playful Poems to Perform

Elephant Games and Other Playful Poems to Perform

Welcome to the imaginative world of Brod Bagert where astronauts pack yo-yos in their space suits and elephants play games inside your ear. Some of the poems in this book are like little mirrors. When you read them, you may see yourself. Maybe you’re the superstitious baseball player or the kid who is always in trouble. Maybe you’re having a rough time in school or tired of people telling you “no.” Whoever you are, you’ll find poems that will make you laugh and think.

“Bagert is right in there with the other great poets who will keep poetry alive in the minds and hearts of children.”
Portals: A Journal of the Idaho Council International Reading Association

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Chicken Socks and Other Contagious Poems

Chicken Socks and Other Contagious Poems

Here’s a book with a sure fire guarantee for laughter. It takes a whimsical look at the world around us from little caterpillars to the big night sky. Brod Bagert’s poems will set you laughing and thinking about things like you never have before.

“Simple and infectious…Bright watercolor and colored-pencil illustrations accentuate the lighthearted, sassy tone of most of the poems.”

Library Journal

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The Gooch Machine: Poems for Children to Perform

The Gooch Machine: Poems for Children to Perform

Here is a collection of whimsical poems where kids take on life with sincerity and humor. These poems are fun to read but they are even more fun to perform. Brod Bagert’s infectious energy and Tim Ellis’s spirited illustrations will inspire you to act out these poems and bring them to life.

“With funny, cartoon-like illustrations, the book tackles some of childhood’s greatest worries and joys -such as addition, homework, mean teachers, sisters, role models, and rock and roll.”

Children’s Literature

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Let Me Be… The Boss

Let Me Be… The Boss

Poems for Kids to Learn

Each poem in this delightful collection is intended for children to share, perform, and read aloud. With a range of topics from dinosaurs to the Famous Purple Poka Bear, fancy restaurants to weird relatives, these poems, accompanied by Gerald Smith’s zany illustrations, take a humorous look at the world from a child’s perspective.

“Young Readers will find an advocate in poet Brod Bagert, who understands the dreams and questions children have including fantasies like the one from the title poem.”

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