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IT’S OKAY TO MAKE MISTAKES received a Silver Award in this year’s National Parenting Publication Awards!

It's Okay to Make Mistakes book cover

2014 NAPPA Silver Award

About NAPPA:

The National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) is one of the longest running and most respected awards programs in the country. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, we have been continuously celebrated as the "go-to" source for parents and professionals seeking the best products for their children and families.


Happy Banned Books Week

The FAMILY Book

Celebrating the freedom to read.
September 21st – 27th, 2014.
Love, Todd


It's Back To School Time,
So Don't Forget...

Back to School Checklist
Click to download


Scholastic Sweepstakes! Win A Classroom Visit From Todd!

Scholastic Sweepstakes Entry Form

Todd and Scholastic have teamed up to create the "It's Okay To Make Mistakes" Sweepstakes for PreK–K classrooms! Use this form to enter by October 16, 2014.

One (1) Grand Prize Winner receives a classroom visit from Todd—and original Todd Parr artwork for the classroom!

Ten (10) Runners-Up receive a signed copy of It's Okay to Make Mistakes plus a copy of the book for each student to take home!

Check out the Contests page at Scholastic Reading Club Online for Official Rules and more details.


The Associated Press Wrote a Feature Story about Todd and His New Book!

The story has been picked up by over 300 different publications around the world, including The Washington Post. Have a look by clicking here.


Available NOW!
It’s Okay to Make Mistakes

The It's Okay To Make Mistakes Book

It’s Okay to Make Mistakes, a large jacketed picture book, is now available.

three pages from It's Okay to Make Mistakes

"It’s okay to make mistakes sometimes. Everyone does— even grown-ups! That’s how we learn.
Love, Todd".

"Parr encourages readers to see mistakes as opportunities with characteristic élan. In his ineffable fashion, Parr delivers a reassuring mashup that’s part Keith Haring and part Sesame Street."
        —Kirkus Reviews, May 28, 2014

"Readers are reassured that these common experiences (spilling milk, not knowing an answer, being shy) can happen to anyone, and they will receive positive messages about confidence and empathy."
        —Booklist, June 2014 (see print edition for full review)

Todd Shows How "It's Okay to Make Mistakes."


Is it Okay to Color Outside the Lines?

COloring page from It's Okay to Make Mistakes

Download these coloring pages from It's Okay to Make Mistakes and create your own masterpiece!


Check Out What Todd Did on His Recent Trip to Brazil!

We created a new "Worldwide Todd" page to share everything that's happening in other countries with Todd and his books.


Todd Honored at Reach Out And Read Benefit in NYC!

On April 28, Todd was honored with the Mills-Tannenbaum Award for Children’s Literacy at the Reach Out And Read 2014 Annual Benefit & Auction in New York City. The award recognizes children’s book authors dedicated to promoting a lifelong love of reading in young children.

Reach Out and Read prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.

You can read more about it here.


Reach Out And Read of Greater New York is a Great Organization. Here’s Why:

I'm proud to support the work of Reach Out and Read of Greater New York, a nonprofit organization that partners with doctors to provide books to children in need and encourage families to read together every day. Love, Todd.


Watch the First Ever Zoobean Hangout: Being Thankful With Todd Parr

Zoobean co-founder and chief mom Jordan Lloyd Bookey talks to Todd about childhood, teachers, reading and being thankful. You can find the video here.


A Not-So-Run-of-the-Mill Interview of Todd by Jeff Pearlman

Sports writer and best-selling author Jeff Pearlman posted this quirky and insightful interview of Todd on his personal blog site.


Todd’s Books Are
Now Available at
First Book Marketplace!

First Book

The First Book Marketplace is an online resource available exclusively to Title I schools and community-based programs serving children in need.

Be sure to check out this First Book Blog interview of Todd!


Autumn Lane Elementary School Welcomes Todd!

Display of children's art welcoming Todd to their school.

The students and staff of Autumn Lane Elementary School in Greece, NY (near Rochester) went all-out welcoming Todd to their school for a visit.

Display of Todd's books at Autumn Lane Elementary School

Here are some links to local news stories with photos from the event:

Democrat & Chronicle newspaper

WHEC Channel 10 in Rochester

The Greece Post

Artwork made by school children in Todd's style.


Come See Todd at
Silicon Valley Reads 2014!

Todd will be making appearances in February and March at several libraries in Silicon Valley as part of this year’s Silicon Valley Reads, benefitting First 5 of California. See the EVENTS page for the schedule.

Silicon Valley Reads

First 5 California


Available Now!
OTTO Goes To School— Passport to Reading Edition.

Otto Goes to School cover

Todd’s popular OTTO book has been reformatted to the 6 x 9" paperback format for early readers.

OTTO Goes to the Beach cover

The Passport To Reading edition of OTTO Goes to the Beach will be arriving soon.


Todd Featured in a Huff Post Live Segment About Childrens Books for Diverse Families.

Here's a link to the arhived segment "A Book That Looks Like My Family" on Huffington Post Live (click here).


Watch for Something New & Special for the Little Ones this Holiday Season from Todd!

Animals in Underwear ABC

Animals in Underwear ABC cover

Doggie Kisses 123

Doggie Kisses 123 cover

Both books are 7 x 7" with padded covers and glossy pages. Look for them in November, 2013.

Enjoy this video of Todd introducing his latest books.


Available Now—
a New Version of
The I LOVE YOU Book!

The I Love You Book cover

A new board book version of Todd's very popular The I LOVE YOU Book is now available at your favorite bookseller.


FREE Lunch! Meet Todd!

Free Lunch! Books are so delicious!

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

Meet


Power to the Paws poster
Click on poster to buy tickets.

Berkeley Animal Care Services on Facebook


Congratulations, Todd!
The THANKFUL Book Has Made The New York Times Best Seller List!

The New York Times logo

The Thankful Book
AVAILABLE NOW—
The Thankful Book
9x9" hardcover, October 2012

*****

From Kirkus Reviews:

"The book’s cheery, upbeat message is clearly meant to inspire optimistic gratitude; Parr exhorts children to 'remember some [things to be thankful for] every day.'

Uncomplicated and worthwhile for any age."

*****

From School Library Journal:

"The theme is ripe for discussion and lends itself to extension activities in which readers create their own 'I’m thankful for' pictures."


Todd Shares His Experience Talking to Children About Loss, Grief and Recovery.

Image of man recovering a broken heart

Interviewed for this article on CNN.com, Todd shares how he answers difficult questions from children about loss, grief and recovery.


New! Coloring Pages from
The THANKFUL Book!

Download and print these fun coloring pages from Todd's latest book— The THANKFUL Book.
Click here.


Re-Released In Paperback—
The Underwear Book!

The Underwear Book
The Underwear Book
Paperback reprint edition, August 2012


No Kid Hungry

Hey everyone,

NO KID HUNGRY® is a great organization that helps make sure that kids don't go hungry.

All year long, but especially for Thanksgiving, I want to help make sure everyone has plenty to eat. There are lots of things you can do to help and it's more fun
when your friends, family and teachers are involved.

I'd love to hear about what you're doing to help people. You can keep me updated on my Facebook page and be sure to share your pictures as well.

Please go to www.nokidhungry.org to learn more. If you're able to help, I will send you a set of signed, limited edition Thankful Book placemats to make your Thanksgiving table even brighter. Head on over to my Facebook page to post what you are doing to help.

Love,
Todd


Todd Helps Kick Off Read-A-Thon at Edison Elementary

What better way to raise funds for your school than with an event that encourages kids to read? Todd was proud to be part of the kick-off party for Edison Elementary's first annual Read-A-Thon, and after reading, drawing and playing charades, he helped serve Annie's Homegrown® Macaroni & Cheese to the 500 students.

Click here for the full story in the Alameda Patch.

Here's a short video that was made during the event.


Todd Shows Us His Studio and His Latest Book!

The Thankful Book will be available as soon as September 29 at your favorite bookseller.


Follow Todd on twitterFollow Todd on Twitter
and watch for announcements of "tweetup" book signings at public parks in the Berkeley area. Todd will be giving away these special placemats too!

Placemat from The Thankful Book


Todd Talks About
Books For Asia

Books for Asia, a program of The Asia Foundation, distributes approximately 1 million books to thousands of ill-equipped schools, libraries, and other educational institutions in Asia each year.


A Tribute to Maurice Sendak

Sad Max

With the news of legendary children's book author Maurice Sendak's passing, Todd created this image as a tribute to his influencial work. You can read more here and here.


CNN.com Features Todd in Story About Children's Books

CNN Living: Modern children's books help families explore diversity
Read the story here.


Todd Interviewed by Huffington Post for World Read Aloud Day

Pam Allyn, Huffington Post contributor, introduces Todd as a "great children's author and illustrator, great interpreter of the unique, quirky, heartbreaking, heart filling world of children."
Read the story here.


Todd honored with award by Family Equality Council

Todd at Family Equality Council awards in Los Angeles

Todd with presenter Eric Stonestreet

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA — Todd Parr (L) and Eric Stonestreet attend the Family Equality LA Awards Dinner at The Globe Theatre at Universal Studios on February 11, 2012 in Universal City, California. (Photos by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Family Equality Council)  © 2012 Getty Images.


Todd's next short film for Sesame Street, “5 Dogs 5 Bones,” aired on Monday, 2/6.

5 Dog Bones

If you missed it, don't worry. You can watch it on ToddTV


Todd Shares His Story of "Becoming a Pit Bull Person" with StubbyDog.

Bully at the beach

Photo by Jerry Giovanni

Todd tells the story of how he came to share his life with pit bulls. For Todd, it all started 14 years ago at a grocery store:

"I picked him up, put him inside my coat pocket and went into the store. I bought dog food and treats, all the while thinking, 'What am I doing?' I walked through the store thinking this little guy needs me, but I didn’t realize until later how much I needed him as well."

Read the full story here.


Introducing Todd Parr for Frecklebox!

Frecklebox is your home for personalized books and gifts for children.

Frecklebox.com is a unique site where you can purchase truly special, one-of-a-kind personalized gifts. Their growing selection of personalized gifts includes personalized books, coloring books, puzzles, posters, party favors, stickers, journal books, placemats, growth charts and more.

placematlunchbox

Check out all the cool, personalized Todd Parr gifts here!


Sesame Street Logo

Todd's latest short film
"10 Doggie Kisses" premiered on Sesame Street on Thursday, December 15th.

You can watch it on the ToddTV page HERE.


Todd Featured on
Maria Schriver's Blog

Todd and his books are the subject of the post, titled "Empowering Kids One Book at a Time."


The I'M NOT SCARED Book
Available Now!

The I'm Not Scared Book

Available NOW at your favorite bookseller!
9x9" hardcover, August 2011

Here's a short film that Todd did with Sesame Street Workshop based on The I'M NOT SCARED BOOK.

 


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

Google

On Sunday, July 17th, Todd appeared at Google Family Day at SFMOMA and signed his books for fans. Here's a couple of photos. See the EVENTS page for a video!

Todd at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Todd at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


The Peace Book Featured in a "Let's Read. Let's Move: Summer Reading Event" by U.S. Department of Education

Panel reading The Peace Book to school children

At the July 20, 2011 event, U.S. Department of Education Deputy Chief of Staff Eric Waldo joined author and President Obama's sister Maya Soetoro-Ng, along with Corporation for National and Community Service Acting CEO Robert Velasco II, celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn, and veteran pro-football player Chris Draft to read The Peace Book by Todd Parr to kids from local schools and summer programs.

The "United We Serve: Let’s Read. Let’s Move." initiative was implemented by the Corporation for National and Community Service. By encouraging Americans to serve, the Corporation is addressing summer reading loss and childhood obesity by engaging youth in summer reading and physical activity, as well as providing information about healthy, affordable food. You can find out more and even volunteer to help here.


Todd Featured in a
New York Times Article!

Check out THIS STORY about the PJ Library and a special book Todd did that illustrates the pleasures of attending Jewish summer camp.


Todd's Books Now Available in Italy!

Piemme has signed up to publish:

The EARTH Book
The I LOVE YOU Book
The FAMILY Book
The PEACE Book



Todd's Books To Be Available in China!

21st Century Publishing has signed up to publish:

The EARTH Book
The I LOVE YOU Book
The GRANDMA Book
The GRANDPA Book
The FAMILY Book
The MOMMY Book
The DADDY Book
WE BELONG TOGETHER
The PEACE Book
READING MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD
The FEEL GOOD Book
IT'S OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT
The FEELINGS Book
The OKAY Book
The I’M NOT SCARED Book


Helping dogs, with style!

t-shirt with Todd's artwork

Look for Todd's artwork on t-shirts, sweatshirts, posters, mugs and aprons benefiting Rocket Dog Rescue at Zazzle.com!

www.zazzle.com/rocketdogrescue


CONGRATULATIONS, TODD!
The EARTH Book has received the 2011 Green Earth Book Award!

The Earth Book
www.newtonmarascofoundation.org


A New Game!
Introducing Thumb Arcade's
MY UNDERWEAR by Todd Parr

My Underwear App on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

Featuring music by the popular children's group Hot Peas-N- Butter, the MY UNDERWEAR game includes a monster that gobbles up falling underwear, mix and match challenges, paint and draw with stamps and a drag and drop activity that lets you dress all sorts of animals in silly underwear!

Recommended for three- to ten-year-olds, MY UNDERWEAR is available now on the App Store for only $2.99! It works with iPad, iPhone and iPod touch models.

Available on the App Store

Check out what's being said about MY UNDERWEAR on these parenting blogs:

PlaygroundDad.com

Kiboomu.com


New and Improved! Todd's Books Come to Life on the iPad! Available now on the iBookstore.

Two pages from The PEACE Book

The new Picture Book format of the iBooks App looks terrific! (The iBookstore is accessed through the iBooks app.)

The EARTH Book on Nook Color

Todd's books also look great on the new Nook Color...

The I'm Not Scared Book on Kindle Fire
and the Kindle Fire!


Todd also recorded some of his most popular books for release in Audio Book, eBook and the Iceberg Reader by Scrollmotion app for iPhone/iPod touch!

Available on the App Store


Todd in NYC!

Todd and friends from Stouffer's
Photo: Clark Jones

Todd had a great time in New York City attending the BlogHer conference on behalf of Stouffer's® and Let's Fix Dinner.™ He also did a 28-city TV and radio satellite tour—all to promote his new book titled LET'S FIX DINNER. You can get a copy at letsfixdinner.com. All net proceeds of the LET'S FIX DINNER book will be donated to Habitat for Humanity®.*

*For every book purchased, STOUFFER’S® will donate the net proceeds, $4.00/book, to Habitat for Humanity®, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $125,000, up to a maximum donation of $200,000. The Let’s Fix Dinner™ Book Donation Program ends 12/31/11, or sooner as determined by Sponsor. Donation offers no tax benefit to the purchaser. "Habitat for Humanity" is a registered service mark owned by Habitat for Humanity International.

Todd signing books
Photo: Clark Jones


CONGRATULATIONS, TODD!
The EARTH Book has received a Parents' Choice Award!

The Earth Book
www.parents-choice.org


Todd and Bully are featured on the Happy Birthday Author blog! Have a look...


Stouffer's logo

Todd teams up with STOUFFER'S® to celebrate
all the wonderful things
that happen around the
dinner table!

Let's Fix Dinner book cover

The people at STOUFFER'S always knew that dinnertime would make a great story, and now Todd has proven them right!

The LET'S FIX DINNER™ book will make you giggle, grin and think about all the ways dinner can bring families closer together.

And since regular dinners and reliable housing are two of the best ways to help families— especially children— succeed, all net proceeds of the LET'S FIX DINNER book will be donated to Habitat for Humanity®.*

Habitat for Humanity logo

*For every book purchased, STOUFFER’S® will donate the net proceeds, $4.00/book, to Habitat for Humanity®, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $125,000, up to a maximum donation of $200,000. The Let’s Fix Dinner™ Book Donation Program ends 12/31/11, or sooner as determined by Sponsor. Donation offers no tax benefit to the purchaser. "Habitat for Humanity" is a registered service mark owned by Habitat for Humanity International.

Let’s Fix Dinner Illustrated and Written by Todd Parr. ©2010 by Todd Parr. All rights reserved. Todd Parr is a registered trademark of Todd Parr. Produced by SupperTime Entertainment.


Shype logo

Teachers, you can now have Todd visit your school via Skype! E-mail Todd 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. Just let us know when you'd like to schedule it.)


New York Times logo

CONGRATULATIONS, TODD!
The Earth Book made the
New York Times Best-Seller List!

The Earth Book cover

The EARTH Book
Debuting at #4 for the week of May 9th, 2010.


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


The EARTH Book

Available now at your favorite bookseller!

Also available as an interactive iPhone App with customizable audio


German Broadcaster KI.KA
to Air ToddWorld in 2010

ToddWorld. Very silly. Very smart.

Hey ToddWorld fan in Germany—watch for the second series of ToddWorld episodes on KI.KA beginning in 2010!


Todd's "The I LOVE YOU Book" Has Received a 2009 NAPPA Honor
(National Parenting Publications Award)

Visit parenthood.com to learn more about it!


Secretary of Education Arne Duncan reading Todd's READING MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD to elementary school chidren

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan reads Todd's READING MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD with Everybody Wins DC literacy program students at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School in Washington D.C. Click here for more.


Bestselling author James Patterson has selected Todd to participate in his new children's reading site!

Mr. Patterson is working closely with First Book (a great organization who works to get kids their first book) and acclaimed children’s literature expert Judy Freeman to start ReadKiddoRead.com – a web site tailor-made to help parents, teachers, and librarians ignite the next generation’s excitement about reading.

He believes firmly that the best way to get people excited about reading is to give them books they’re going to love. The goal of ReadKiddoRead.com is to recommend books that will spark an early passion for books and reading.

Listen to James Patterson's interview of Todd here!

Enter for a chance to win two of Todd's books here!

Here's a review of The FEEL GOOD Book


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...
ToddWorld Web Site

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..


Archives
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!


Connect with Todd:

Connect with Todd


LEGAL NOTICES
© 2012 Todd Parr. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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