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Always feel safe. BE WHO YOU ARE!

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Check out Todd’s new Be Who You Are! Playlist on Spotify.
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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!!!

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photo credit: Vernon Hills Public Library

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photo credit: Vernon Hills Public Library

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Todd appeared on an episode of TruTV’s You Can Do Better

Here are a couple of frames of Todd talking about Friendship.

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Happy Be Who You Are Day!

It doesn't matter what color you are, where you are from, or who's in your family. Everyone needs to be loved. Always love yourself and BE WHO YOU ARE! Love, Todd. Please check out my friends at North American Bear, and Changing the Face of Beauty . Thanks to all of you for your love and support. (Photo credit - Katie Driscoll)

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Read Todd's new article in Brightly!

Helping Kids Be Exactly Who They Are — The Joy of Feel-Good Children’s Books.


Scholastic Book Clubs talks to a teacher about Todd’s The Family Book.

THE FAMILY BOOK by Todd Parr from David Allender on Vimeo.


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.

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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.


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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!
Love, Todd

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Todd’s Animals in Underwear toys won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award, and are in the running for Platinum later this year!

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BE WHO YOU ARE!
Thats also the title of Todd’s new book October 26th, 2016

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Todd and Sesame Street team up for another short film. Stay tuned for more excitement.

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Todd’s new soft lovable plush toys are now available on Amazon.

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Want to know more about Todd’s books? You can follower him here on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Check out all the fun stuff going on to help celebrate the release of Teachers Rock! Be sure to check out Twitter for a chance to have Todd visit your school. #TeachersRockSweepstakes






Todd had an amazing time in Shanghai, China at the Shanghai American School.

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New Lovable Soft Plush Toys

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Based on Todd’s books DOGGY KISSES 123, and Animal in UNDERWEAR

Now available on Amazon.com


TEACHER ROCK! available now!

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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.

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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

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goodbye book

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Available November 3rd. 2015. Todd also created a special playlist on Spotify.


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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.


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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.


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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.



Thanks to everyone who came out in Farmville Virginia, at the Virginia Children’s Book Festival. Over 2000 children attend the festival. Todd had a great time.

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Todd and North American Bear Co. Team up to create whimsical soft plush toy.
Stay tuned for more exciting news. www.nabear.com

 



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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

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People can’t stop talking about Todd’s new project with The First Years!

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The First Years® partners with NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING
children’s book author and illustrator Todd Parr to release two free
e-books for new and expecting parents

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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.

READ THE PRESS RELEASE FROM THE FIRST YEARS

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.

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"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.

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Book signings and events

We've moved Todd's schedule to a separate Events page.


Todd's face from ToddWorld There's lots of stuff going on in ToddWorld! Check out the site for all the latest updates...
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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..


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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!


LEGAL NOTICES
© 2012 Todd Parr. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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