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Todd and No Small Matter Team Up
This is the first of three shorts films Todd did for a documentary that comes out this year in theaters.
NO SMALL MATTER is a feature documentary (2017) and national campaign for high quality, affordable early care and education produced by the filmmakers at Kindling Group and Siskel Jacobs Productions. Special thanks to Rachael and Chris. Have a good weekend. Love, Todd www.nosmallmatter.com
Todd and Think Equal team up for an exciting new partnership. Think Equal is an amazing non-profit, and their mission is to make social and emotional literacy part of the curriculum in developing countries to promote acceptance, tolerance and celebrate diversity at a young age with the aim of helping to prevent conflict and violence. Five of my books will be part of this launch starting out in Sri Lanka, translated in Tamil and Sinhalese. You can learn more about them and their patrons/advisers here www.thinkequal.com. Be sure and watch the video with Meryl Streep.
Todd’s latest short film will premier on Sesame Street March 11th, 2017!
Once again Todd visited the Singapore American School in Singapore. He had a great time with everyone.
Read Children's Books, Inclusivity, and Why It Matters, a new blog post on the New York Public Library's site about Todd's books.
Actress Stockard Channing read
BE WHO YOU ARE to 1st graders in NYC! Thanks Broadway Books First
Class for making it happen!
Todd's books are featured in this Baby Gift Guide on Buzzfeed!
Check out this cool video the mentions Todd’s The Peace Book, which is part of No Small Matter | Teaching Little Ones About Kindness. A feature-length documentary film and national engagement campaign.
Check out Todd’s new Be Who You Are! Playlist on Spotify.
Todd had a great time last week and made a lot of new friends. Here are some of the highlights from Chicago, Oklahoma City, and Edmonton Canada. GO CUBS!!!
photo credit: Vernon Hills Public Library
photo credit: Vernon Hills Public Library
Todd appeared on an episode of TruTV’s You Can Do Better
Here are a couple of frames of Todd talking about Friendship.
Read Todd's new article in Brightly!
Scholastic Book Clubs talks to a teacher about Todd’s The Family Book.
BE WHO YOU ARE featured in The Children’s Book Review Best Books of October 2016 review!
"BE WHO YOU ARE" mural painted by Todd and Monty Montgomery!
The completed view of the 6' x 16' acrylic latex and nova color acrylic polymer on birch panel collaborative "LIVE" mural done by Monty Montgomery and Todd Parr along with the talented kids and folks who made it out to the Virginia Children's Book Festival 2016 at Longwood University in the Town of Farmville, Virginia . The festival was a huge success with over 6000 kids attending. The mural will be placed at Centra Southside Community Hospital in Farmville, VA until the new year, at which time it will be dedicated to Virginia's children at it's permanent home, the Children's Hospital of Richmond. Thanks to all of you who helped bring this mural to life, we hope it brings many smiles to many faces. Visit www.vachildrensbookfestival.com for more information.
Scholastic Books will license another one of Todd’s titles for the school market. THE FEEL GOOD BOOK will be part of the February Early Childhood and Inchworm clubs. It will also be in the March Kindergarten club, Firefly classic club, and Early Childhood club.
Todd loves Scholastic Books! One of Todd’s favorite things in school was taking home the Book Club Order sheets. He loved looking at all the pictures, and could wait to receive his order that his moms placed for him. Here is a list of his books available under the Scholastic partnership.
It’s Okay to Be Different.
The THANKFUL Book.
The EARTH Book.
The I’m Not Scared Book.
The Feelings Book.
It’s Okay to Make Mistakes.
The Family Book.
the Peace Book.
Reding Makes You Feel Good.
Students at Bryant Elementary got a special treat today - author Todd Parr came for a story time! And thanks to the generosity of our partners Wipro, each 2nd & 3rd grader took home a copy of Parr's "It's OK to be Different".
6,000 brand new books will reach San Francisco communities this week, thanks to Wipro. We're so proud to partner with them to bring new books, big smiles & brighter futures to kids in need.
Hachette-Phoenix (China) will soon publish fifteen more of Todd’s books in Simplified Chinese.
Here’s the list:
1. The I am Not Scared Book
2. It’s Ok to Be Different
3. Reading Makes You Feel Good Book
4. The Daddy Book
5. The Earth Book
6. The Family Book
7. The Feel Good Book
8. The Feelings Book
9. The Grandma Book
10. The Grandpa Book
11. The I Love You Book
12. The Mommy Book
13. The Okay Book
14. The Peace Book
15. We Belong Together
Todd is honored and excited to announce that for the third year I will be headed back to Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia to participate in the 2016 Virginia Children’s Book Festival. He will be collaborating with his super talented friend, Monty Montgomery! The mural will then be transferred to The Children’s Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.
Todd is happy to be chosen as one of the Picture Book Month Champions in November and as a Picture Book Month Ambassador!
Hey everyone! If you've read my books, then you probably know that my favorite food is macaroni and cheese. But what you might not know is that I love to cook. So I decided to try something new to tell you about my book It's Okay to Make Mistakes. Love, Todd
Here's my annual Back-To-School Checklist. Have a a great school year!
BE WHO YOU ARE!
Thats also the title of Todd’s new book October 26th, 2016
Todd had an amazing time in Shanghai, China at the Shanghai American School.
TEACHER ROCK! available now!
A celebration of the countless ways teachers change the world-with a free Back-to-School poster!
Teachers are amazing! They teach you new things, make you laugh, and help you meet new friends. They always encourage you to do your best. They make the classroom a great place to be!
From admiring the way teachers foster creativity in the classroom to how they ensure all children's needs are met, Todd Parr offers an ode to everything teachers contribute to the world. Bursting with positivity about school and the people who make it special, this book is sure to become a classroom and at-home favorite.
THE FAMILY BOOK is Sandra Bullock's favorite bedtime book! From her cover story in the 12/14 issue of PEOPLE magazine.
Thank you! DC, Chicago, Detroit, Cincinnati and Akron!
I had a great time. I could hardly keep calm. Thanks the food, the food drives, the art, the laughter and the LOVE! Keep reading. Love, Todd
Available November 3rd. 2015. Todd also created a special playlist on Spotify.
Heartwork is a project designed to raise money for art supplies within the art room at Target House—this wonderful home-away-from-home for the families of children facing long-term treatment at St. Jude® Children's Research Hospital.
Elton John, who recently spoke out against the ban of 49 children’s books from schools in Venice, Italy (including Todd Parr’s The Family Book, a “favourite" of the Furnish-John family), invited Todd to his Las Vegas concert on 10/20. Seen here, backstage after the concert, are Todd Parr, Elton John and Todd’s agent, Liz Stahler of SupperTime Entertainment.
Todd teams up with Project S.N.A.P. Community Mosaic Mural Program to create a special mural for Akron Children’s Hospital.
Stay tuned for the unveiling in October. www.projectsnap.org
People can’t stop talking about Todd’s new project with The First Years!
Todd just finished writing two new e-books for new and expecting parents: "We're Pregnant" (available now) and "We're Parents" (available June 8). The First Years, a company that makes a wide variety of baby and toddler essentials, is releasing them as completely free downloads that benefit two amazing charities. The First Years teamed up with Todd hoping parents will laugh, smile and take a break with his bright and playful books written especially for them.
You can get your own free copy of "We're Pregnant" now by visiting thefirstyears.com/pregnant.
"We're Pregnant" free downloads at thefirstyears.com/pregnant will help Project Night Night, a nonprofit organization that provides "night night" care packages to more than 25,000 homeless infants, toddlers and children each year.
"We're Parents" free downloads (beginning June 8) at thefirstyears.com/parents will help Cradles to Crayons, a nonprofit that provides essential supplies to children in need.
We've moved Todd's schedule to a separate Events page.
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Check out this cool activity on the FUN page! Todd helps you to create your own book!
The first-graders from Bellwood Discovery School in Murfreesboro, TN
did an author study about Todd— and they even created
their own pages to add to the UNDERWEAR DO's & DON'Ts book!
Have a look..
TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OLDER STORIES ABOUT TODD (Click Here)
Want to know more about Todd? Check out "Meet the Writer" from Barnes and Noble.
Also, check out his page on amazon.com
ORIGINAL PAINTINGS AVAILABLE FROM TODD ON THE STUDIO PAGE!
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