Todd Parr


Book Signings, Keynote Addresses, School Visits... Places to Meet Todd

Todd loves to visit! He does as many school visits and appearances as he can. If you work for a school, library, convention or bookstore and are interested in finding out more, please
contact Jill Yeomans, Todd's Event Coordinator:

Here’s a list of Todd’s upcoming public events.



This spring, Todd will be visiting select cities in CA and NY!

Keep an eye on this schedule if you'd like a chance to meet Todd when he comes to your area.

May 12
Bank Street School for Children
New York, NY

May 14, 2016
11:00 AM Ages: 3-6
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
Todd will taking part in the Lincoln Center Kids Storytime at the Atrium
11:00 AM Ages: 3-6

May 19
Redwood Shores Library
Redwood City, CA

May 25
Fanmatre Elementary
San Jose, CA

October 2016 TBD
Virginia Children’s Book Festival

November 3 – 4, 2016
Alberta Teachers’ Association Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA

November 17, 2016
National Council of Teachers of English
Atlanta, GA



January 13, 2016
Las Lomitas Elementary
Menlo Park, CA

January 14, 2016
Laurel Elementary School
Oakley, CA

January 17, 2016
California Kindergarten Association Conference
Santa Clara, CA

January 28, 2016
Temple Aliyah
6025 Valley Circle Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

February 3, 2016
Walden Center and School
Berkeley, CA

February 9, 2016
St. Matthew’s Parish School
1031 Bienveneda Ave
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272



Todd will visit Shanghai in March 2016

March 14 – 25, 2016
Shanghai American School
258 Jinxing Road
Huacao Town, Minhang Dist.
Shanghai, China 201107

Shanghai Links Executive Community
1600 Linbai Road
Sanjiagang, Pudong
Shanghai, China 201201

April 4, 2016
The Berkeley School
1310 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702

April 5, 2016
Mark Day School
San Rafael, CA

April 16, 2016
Burlingame Public Library
Easton Branch Library
Burlingame, CA


April 22-23, 2016
Bowling Green State University
Literacy in the Park

April 30, 2016
11:00 AM
Copperfield’s Bookstore
Petaluma, CA



December 3, 2015
Horace Mann School
The Bronx, NY

December 4, 2015
New York Public Library (Tremont Branch)
1866 Washington Ave at E. 176th St
Bronx, NY 10457

December 5, 2015
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Books of Wonder
18 W 18th St.
New York, NY 10011

December 7, 2015
New York Public Library
328 E 67th Street
New York, NY 10065

November 11, 2015
National Presbyterian School
Washington, DC

November 12, 2015
Pritchett Elementary
Buffalo Grove, IL

Laura B. Sprague School
Lincolnshire, IL

November 13, 2015
Willow Grove Kindergarten Center
Buffalo Grove, IL

7:00 PM
Anderson’s Bookshops
5112 Main St
Downers Grove, IL

November 15, 2015
1:00 PM
64th Annual Jewish Book Fair
Berman Center for the Performing Arts
Detroit, MI

Document page
(Adobe PDF Document)

November 16, 2015
The Roeper School
Bloomfield Hills, MI

November 17, 2015
School for Creative and Performing Arts
Cincinnati, OH

Fairview German School
Cincinnati, OH

Dater Montessori
Cincinnati, OH

November 18, 2015
Rodman Public Library
Alliance, OH

Alliance Early Learning School
Alliance, OH

October 16-17th

Virginia Children’s Book Festival — Farmville, Virginia


Saturday June 27, 2015 11:00 AM
Meet Todd Parr at ALA Annual in San Francisco! He signs in the LBYR Booth #1219!


July 6, 2015
Staff Development for Educators National Conference
Todd will be delivering the keynote speech to about 2,500 kindergarten and first-grade teachers.
7:45–8:35 a.m. – Keynote #1
10:00–10:30 a.m. – Signing #1
12:00–12:50 p.m. – Keynote #2
2:30–3:00 p.m. – Signing #2


January 15–25, 2015
Todd will be visiting the Singapore American School—the largest one-campus international school in the world—and appearing at the iCreate Creativity Conference for teachers.

Santa Clara County, CA
February–March, 2015
Come See Todd at These Free Events:

Saturday, February 21
10:30 a.m., Santa Clara Central Park Library
1:00 p.m., Morgan Hill Library
3:00 p.m., Gilroy Library

Sunday, February 22
1:00 p.m., Milpitas Library
3:00 p.m., Cupertino Library

Saturday, March 21
11:00 a.m., Willow Glen Branch Library
2:00 p.m., Bascom Branch Library & Community Center
4:00 p.m., Seven Trees Branch Library

Sunday, March 22
1:00 p.m., Los Gatos Library
3:00 p.m., Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library


April 15th, 2015
Strathcona County Library
401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park, Alebrta, Canada
Todd will be making a few different stops on this trip on behalf of Read Aloud 2015.
Check their web site for details.


Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker
PAEYC Conference in Santa Clara, CA
(Peninsula Association for the Education of Young Children)
Tickets are available here

Shype logo

Teachers, you can now have Todd visit your school via Skype! E-mail Todd's Events Coordinator for details and to arrange a visit: Each 25–30 minute session is $125 USD.

(If your school or venue doesn't have a budget for a Skype event, it's still possible to do it. Just let us know when you'd like to schedule it.)

School visits and appearances

Todd and elementary school teachers
The cool teachers and librarian of Murdock-Portal Elementary School in San Jose on my recent visit on Sept. 10th 2014

Todd loves to visit! He does as many school visits and appearances as he can. If you work for a school, library, convention or bookstore and are interested in finding out more, please
contact Jill Yeomans, Todd's Event Coordinator:

Here are some helpful documents to help you plan for a visit.

Little, Brown Publishers Guide to Author Visits:

Document page
(Adobe PDF Document)

School Visit Info Sheet for administrators and teachers:
School visit info sheet

(Adobe PDF Document)

Book Order Form to send home with the kids:
Order Form

(Adobe PDF Document)

Todd Parr "OneSheet" Flyer to accompany the order form:
Image of flyer

(Adobe PDF Document)

This eight-page guide is a useful tool for preparing students for a school visit from Todd. includes activities to help children compare and contrast, build empathy, learn to love reading, appreciate the environment and communicate their feelings.
Activity Guide

(Adobe PDF Document)

Past Events




Todd will be making appearances at several libraries in Silicon Valley as part of this year’s Silicon Valley Reads, benefitting First 5 of California.

Saturday, Feb 15, 10:30 a.m.
Santa Clara Central Park Library
2635 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara

Saturday, Feb 15, 1:00 p.m.
Cambrian Branch Library
1780 Hillsdale Ave., San Jose

Saturday, Feb 15, 3:00 p.m.
Gilroy Library
350 W. Sixth St., Gilroy

Sunday, Feb 16, 2:00 p.m.
Cupertino Library
10800 Torre Ave., Cupertino

Sunday, Feb 16, 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
150 E San Fernando St., San Jose

Saturday, Mar 8, 10:15 a.m.
Mountain View Public Library
585 Franklin St., Mountain View

Saturday, Mar 8, 1:00 p.m.
Seven Trees Branch Library
3590 Cas Dr., San Jose

Saturday, Mar 8, 3:00 p.m.
Campbell Library
77 Harrison Ave., Campbell

Sunday, Mar 9, 1:30 p.m.
Saratoga Library
13650 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga

Sunday, Mar 9, 3:30 p.m.
Palo Alto Children’s Library
1276 Harriet St., Palo Alto

Have a look at their web site
for more information.

Silicon Valley Reads

First 5 California


Get a sneek peek at Todd's new book “It's Okay To Make Mistakes” (available in July) and have him sign your copy of “Animals In Underwear ABCs,” “Doggie Kisses 123,” or the new board version of “The I Love You Book” at these events:

Saturday, April 5, 10:30 a.m.
Berkeley Central Library
2090 Kittredge St, Berkeley, California 94704
Phone: (510) 981-6100

Saturday, April 26, 1:00 p.m.
Here's The Story
1043 Stuyvesant Ave, Union, NJ 07083
Phone: (908) 688-2665

Here's The Story Book Store

Sunday, April 27, 11:00 a.m.
Books of Wonder
18 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 989-3270


Olá Brazil!
Todd will be visiting select cities April 30–May 8.
More information will be available soon from Todd's publisher in Brazil, Panda Books.


Flyer for Redwood Shores Branch Library Visit
(Click to download flyer)

Monday July 28, 11:00 a.m.
Kelpers Book Store Presents Todd
at the Redwood Shores Branch Library
399 Marine Parkway
Redwood City, CA 94065
Visit their web site


Saturday August 2, 2:00 p.m.
Books Inc., Alameda, CA
Visit their web site


Friday–Saturday October 10–11
Virginia Children's Book Festival
Longwood University, Farmville, VA
Click here for schedule


Thursday, November 13, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Public Library
315 S. Rose St., Kalamazoo, MI
Visit their web site

Friday, November 14, 9:00 a.m.
Keynote Speaker—
Mary Calletto Rife Children’s Literature Seminar
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Texas Township Campus
6767 West O Ave., Kalamazoo, MI
Visit their web site



January 17–February 24

The Museums of Los Gatos
"Children's Book Illustration A-Z"
Todd had original and digital art on display as part of this exhibit, a part of their "Draw Me A Story: A Century of Children’s Book Illustrations" exhibition.


FREE Lunch! Meet Todd!

Free Lunch! Books are so delicious!

Todd made 10 appearances at Oakland Public Libraries last summer (2013) to celebrate "Reading Is So Delicious." It was a great summer program that offered free lunches and encouragement to children to read.




Follow Todd on twitterBy following Todd on twitter you can learn about special "tweetup" events, like the ones he did at public parks in the Berkeley area to give away these special placemats based on The THANKFUL Book!

Placemat from The Thankful Book


Minneapolis, New York
and Miami Tour

From November 11–17, 2012, Todd had a great time visiting these cities with his new book, The THANKFUL Book.



Todd at SFMOMA
(San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)
During Google Family Day!


On Sunday, July 17th, 2011, Todd appeared at Google Family Day at SFMOMA and signed books for fans. Here's a video from the event:



Todd on the Target stage at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Los Angeles Times/UCLA Festival of Books on Saturday, April 24th, 2010.

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