Rogers Garden-Bullock Elementary School Children’s Author Visit in Bradenton, Florida

/ March 7, 2022

The city of Bradenton, Florida, is receiving a fun and engaging author visit led by Unicorn Jazz creator, Lisa Caprelli, to G.D. Rogers Garden-Bullock Elementary School on Thursday, March 10th, 2022.

School author visit by childrens author Lisa Caprelli of Unicorn Jazz book series

Unicorn Jazz & G.D. Rogers Garden-Bullock Elementary School Author Visit in Bradenton, FL

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Originally settled in the year 1842, Bradenton officially became incorporated as a city in 1903. Located in Manatee County, Bradenton is home to a population of over 55,000 and several historic buildings, districts, and preservations, such as the Bradenton Carnegie Library, the Neal and Robinson Preserves, Manatee Village Historical Park, Village of the Arts, Braden Castel Park Historic District, and many more.

Situated between Tampa and Sarasota and known to tourists and locals alike for its natural geographical beauty, Bradenton is mottoed as “The Friendly City”.

The Coloring Contest Winners are:

Marian Calel-Garcia – 1st grade
Terrance Hubbard- 3rd grade
Lyzette Cruz-Gaytan- 5th grade

Bee-ing Happy, based on the book Bee-ing Happy – Contest Winners are: 

Dalary Pacheco -K
Gabriela Castillo-2nd
Delia Avila Jimenez Larkin- 4th

Unicorn Jazz & G.D. Rogers Garden-Bullock Elementary School Author Visit

On March 10, 2022, the award-winning author of the children’s Unicorn Jazz stories and songs, Lisa Caprelli, will be presenting to the young learners of G.D. Rogers Garden-Bullock Elementary in 3 sessions virtually. We at Unicorn Jazz are so excited for the opportunity to join up with the staff and students of G.D. Rogers Garden-Bullock as part of our virtual World Read Across America Tour!

Part of the Manatee School District and home of the rockets mascot, G.D. Rogers Garden-Bullock Elementary is committed to providing educational excellence and equity for each and every one of its students, day in and day out. We at Unicorn Jazz are looking forward to presenting to a school where the staff is dedicated to creating an environment for children where each student can shine in their own way — after all, finding ways to shine a positive light in our own unique and individual way is the most fundamental of the core messages found in our Unicorn Jazz books!

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As part of the Virtual Visit to G.D. Rogers Garden Bullock Elementary, author Lisa Caprelli will present a short 5 min video from “Unicorn Jazz Presents The Thing I Do” kids show on Amazon TV & KidsBeeTV and much more, including:

  • Order forms for books towards G.D. Rogers Garden-Bullock Elementary will be given in advance.
  • Reading, writing, and behind the scenes from the Unicorn Jazz book series will be read
  • Teachers can share or read in advance of this visit, the Unicorn Jazz book one– storytime and the Unicorn Jazz Friendship song to get familiar with the characters and stories themes of friendship, belonging, kindness, social-emotional learning.
  • Teachers can take advantage of learning resources for Unicorn Jazz
  • Free resources for THE THING I DO book
  • Songs from 10+ music videos created by Lisa at
  • Approx 7-10 min Q&A facilitated by author and teacher’s classrooms
  • Additional 100-page variety of coloring pages, activities, and learning here.
  • SEL learning packet
  • Unicorn Jazz & Zebracorn Puppets are available on Etsy for teachers/educators

Thank You G.D. Rogers Garden-Bullock Elementary!


How Far is Bradenton, FL, from Huntington Beach, California, the HQ of the Unicorn Jazz?

Located in the southeastern U.S., The Friendly City of Bradenton is over 2,571 miles from our southwestern Unicorn Jazz HQ in Huntington Beach. That would make for over a 37-hour car drive!

Making Geography Fun

Fun Facts about Bradenton, FL

  • Other historic landmarks in Bradenton include the Professional Building, the Iron Block Building, the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, the Bradenton Riverwalk, and DeSoto Square and National Memorial.
  • LECOM Park baseball field in Bradenton is the training site of the MLB Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • Bradenton is the hometown of several professional athletes, including baseball players Hank Aaron and Jamie Moyer, football players Tommie Frazier and Peter Warrick, golfers Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda, and Rick Lamb, tennis player Michaella Krajicek, and soccer player Freddy Adu
  • The city is most likely named after the first two settlers in Manatee county, brothers Joseph and Hector Braden.

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