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Podcast with Colby Sharpe

‘Everything we do shapes us’ Todd Parr shares his journey to publication with The Yarn.

The Yarn Podcast

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Green Family Fun at Menlo Park Mall

Lots of Earth Day fun at at Menlo Park Mall with Nicole Vartan and her daughters!

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The Earth Book!

Todd Parr Pop-up!

Hop on over and meet me on Saturday, April 20th (11AM-5PM) at 1910 5th St., Berkeley, CA!

I'll be signing books!

Todd Pop-Up

Todd teams up with Simon Malls

Hey everyone! I've teamed up with Simon Malls for a special promotion. Select malls around the country will be giving free copies of The Earth Book as well as a cool reusable tote I created for them. Check it out. 🌍🍏💚

Simon Malls has partnered with author/illustrator Todd Parr to help bring Earth Day to life at select Simon Malls. Green Family Fun events will include Earth Week themed entertainment, crafts, snacks, a photo opportunity and more. Additionally, each event will feature special readings of The Earth Book, written and illustrated by Todd Parr. The first 100 children will leave with their own copy of the book! Todd has also created a custom Earth Day illustration that will be printed on reusable tote bags that children of all ages can decorate during the Green Family Fun Event.

Dates, times and locations vary by mall. Participating Simon Malls include: Barton Creek Square (Austin, TX), Del Amo Fashion Center (Torrance, CA), Lenox Square (Atlanta, GA), Menlo Park Mall (Edison, NJ), Northshore Mall (Peabody, MA), Roosevelt Field (Garden City, NY), Smith Haven Mall (Lake Grove, NY), Stanford Shopping Center (Palo Alto, CA), Stoneridge Shopping Center (Pleasanton, CA), The Domain (Austin, TX).

COLORING WITHOUT BORDERS

Just in time for the holidays: color with a special little one in your life! Available now at www.coloringwithoutborders.org.

CHECK OUT TODD IN ACTION ON A SCHOOL VISIT

Mrs. Weiss a cool librarian in New Town PA, made this video for Todd’s recent visit.

Check it out here

SCHOLASTIC'S CLUB LEO TO PUBLISH TODD'S BOOKS

I am so happy to be a part of Club Leo. One of my goals with my books has been to have more of them in different languages. Spanish was at the top of my list.

KIZM EDUCATION GROUP TO PUBLISH THE CARS AND TRUCKS BOOK IN KOREA

KIZM EDUCATION GROUP TO PUBLISH THE CARS AND TRUCKS BOOK IN KOREA

This will be Todd's sixteenth title in the Scholastic catalog.

SCHOLASTIC TO PUBLISH LOVE THE WORLD FALL 2019

SCHOLASTIC TO PUBLISH LOVE THE WORLD FALL 2019

This will be Todd's sixteenth title in the Scholastic catalog.

FAMILY HOUSE SAN FRANCISCO

FAMILY HOUSE SAN FRANCISCO

Todd had a blast doing a reading and a book signing at the Family House San Francisco! Little, Brown donated 60 copies of THE FEELING BOOK to families whose children are receiving treatment at UCSF.

Check out the Family House's Website Here

CARSON DALY LOVES THE DADDY BOOK!

CARSON DALY LOVES THE DADDY BOOK!

The TODAY SHOW online did a list of their anchors’ favorite children’s books and Carson Daly named THE DADDY BOOK as his!

TODD TEAMS UP WITH ANONYMOUS CONTENT

TODD TEAMS UP WITH ANONYMOUS CONTENT

Todd teams up with Anonymous Content for a special coloring book to benefit children separated from their families at the US borders. More info soon.

TODD TEAMS UP WITH DADDY'S DIGEST

TODD TEAMS UP WITH DADDY'S DIGEST

DADDY'S DIGEST has teamed up with The New York Times bestselling children's book author and illustrator Todd Parr for a series of 'Read Alouds'. His books are simple yet high impact and relevant to both kids and parents alike.

THANKS TO THE SFM FOOD BANK FOR A GREAT DAY!

THANKS TO THE SFM FOOD BANK FOR A GREAT DAY!

I had such a wonderful time with the rest of the volunteers on Sunday. Thanks so much for stopping by Todd Parr Day and lending a hand. Collectively, we packed over 7-thousand pounds of apples and stone-fruit that will be nourishing the community THIS WEEK. #FoodForAll

TODD PARR DAY AT THE FOOD BANK

TODD PARR DAY AT THE FOOD BANK

Join New York Times best-selling children’s book author Todd Parr for a very special Food Bank event. Not only will there be volunteering; Todd will be reading from his books and answer questions, he will auction off a personal visit to your child’s school, and each young volunteer will receive a signed copy of Todd’s latest book Love the World.

PHILADEPHIA LITERACY DAY

PHILADEPHIA LITERACY DAY

Here is Philadelphia Mayor Kenney holding up the Todd Parr book he read at Philadelphia Literacy Day May 12th. He did an excellent job reading to a huge crowd of kids. We gave away about 40 copies of the book after he was done. HBG was very generous donating other LBYR books to go with our RPKids books that day. There were 1200 people at the event and we gave away 2000 books, so all in all a great day for Tree House Books and literacy efforts in Philadelphia. Andrea, thanks for your help picking out the perfect book for Mayor Kenney to read!

SUEPRSTAR VOLUNTEER 'GRANDMA RUTH' READS TODD PARR

SUEPRSTAR VOLUNTEER GRANDMA RUTH READS TODD PARR

This is a very humbling story. Happy Birthday, Grandma Ruth! And thanks for the recipe! Love, Todd

TODD'S INTERVIEW ON THE PARENT SHIFT

TODD'S INTERVIEW ON THE PARENT SHIFT

Listen to Todd's latest interview on the Parent Shift

LOVE THE WORLD ON SPOTIFY

LOVE THE WORLD ON SPOTIFY

Check out Todd's LOVE THE WORLD playlist on Spotify!

TODD PARTNERS WITH SKYPE IN THE CLASSROOM

TODD PARTNERS WITH SKYPE IN THE CLASSROOM

Stay tuned for some exciting announcements.

TODD PARTNERS WITH PARENTING COACH DI ANA PISARRI

TODD PARTNERS WITH PARENTING COACH DI ANA PISARRI

Todd will join Parenting Coach Di Ana Pisarri for The Parent Shift. This partnership will reach 150,000 families. Stay tuned for an interview with Todd in February!

DOODLE AND NOODLE POODLE

DOODLE AND NOODLE POODLE

Todd Has A New TV Series for Children. Doodle and Noodle Poodle are in development with Spider Eye

IT'S OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT and THE FEEL GOOD BOOK en Espanol

IT'S OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT and THE FEEL GOOD BOOK en Espanol

Scholastic’s Spanish language book club, Club Leo, will be licensing school market paperback rights for IT’S OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT and THE FEEL GOOD BOOK. They plan to offer this title in their September 2018 flyers.

LOVE THE WORLD
Launch Party

LOVE THE WORLD Launch Party

Sat, Sept 30 - Book Passage
Click on the flyer to the right for more details

Todd Parr

neaToday Q&A
with Todd Parr

Todd Parr

I’ve Seen Firsthand All That Teachers Do: Q&A with Todd Parr, Author of ‘Teachers Rock!’. Take a look!

Todd and No Small Matter Team Up

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.

Todd Teams Up
With Think Equal

odd Teams Up With Think Equal

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. Love, Todd

Todd's Short Film
Sesame Street

Todd's Short Film Sesame Street

Todd's latest short film will premier on Sesame Street on March 11th, 2017

Todd Revisits the
Singapore American School

Todd Revisits the Singapore American School

Once again, Todd visited the Singapore American School in Singapore. He had a great time with everyone.

PRESS

Macaroni and Cheese in the Bathtub

What's a Kid to Read

Goop Magazine spotlights The Thankful Book as its #1 Bedtime Reading selection for its January print issue, The Thankful Issue

Goop Magazine spotlight
Read it here

A nice mention of The Thankful Book in USA Today

Todd Parr in USA Today

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Two of Todd's books named as children's books that encourage community, respect, and love

Two of Todd's books named as children's books that encourage community, respect, and love

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Two of Todd's books named as children's books that encourage community, respect, and love

Two of Todd's books named as children's books that encourage community, respect, and love

Read more here

BE WHO YOU ARE
Todd's book featured on Greece's new StoryWalk

Todd's book featured on Greece's new StoryWalk

THE EXPERT PARENT'S GUIDE TO CHILDHOOD ANXIETY
Todd's book featured as an approved anxiety-relief tool

Todd's book featured as an approved anxiety-relief tool

IT'S OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT
Todd's book on diversity heralded by ABC News online.

Todd's book on diversity heralded by ABC News online.

TODD'S BOOKS READ AT DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR
Article Featuring Todd's Books

By Lois Alter Mark - Forbes
Article Featuring Todd's Books

10 HEARTWARMING CHILDREN'S BOOKS FEATURING ALL TYPES OF FATHERS
Article Featuring Todd's Books

By Jennifer Chen - Brit+Co
Todd Parr featured in Brit+Co

THE FAMILY BOOK
Featured in Scary Mommy

By Amber Leventry - Scary Mommy
Todd Parr featured in Scary Mommy

11 BOOKS TO HELP CHILDREN COPE WITH THE LOSS OF A PARENT
Article Featuring Todd's Books

By B&N Editors - Barnes and Noble
Todd Parr Barnes & Noble feature

BE WHO YOU ARE PRAISED FOR CELEBRATING DIVERSITY
Todd's Book Featured on PopSugar

By India Yafee - PopSugar
Todd Parr featured on PopSugar

THE SCIENCE OF ART AND READING
Article Featuring Todd

By Matthew McWilliams - Longwood University
Todd Parr featured in Longwood University article

ALL THE WONDERS PODCAST
Interview with Todd

Matthew Winner talks with Todd about confidence, denial, and never forgetting what it means to need someone.

Click the image to listen to the full interview:

Todd Parr interview with Matthew Winner

THE OKAY BOOK
in the New York Times Book Review

The Okay Book was recommended in an article, "Illustrated Books to Help Children Embrace Their Differences".

Todd Parr in New York Times Book Review

THE GOODBYE BOOK
in Tidewater Paws & Claws Magazine

The Goodbye Book was featured in the February issue of Tidewater Paws & Claws Magazine. The Pet Blog Lady also featured the book!

Todd Parr featured in Tidewater Paws & Claws Magazine

THE FAMILY BOOK
in REAL SIMPLE Magazine

THE FAMILY BOOK was in a round-up of books for the transitional times of growing up in REAL SIMPLE Magazine!

Todd Parr featured in in REAL SIMPLE Magazine

ELTON JOHN SHARES
THE FAMILY BOOK

Elton John shared an Instagram post featuring Todd's THE FAMILY BOOK! The news has been picked up by various national media outlets, including: USA Today, Los Angeles Times, CBS News, The Daily Beast, and The Guardian

Todd Parr featured by Elton John

Todd’s Making News with
ebooks for Expecting Parents!

USATODAY.COM

WEAREGREENBAY.COM

NEWS3LV.COM

Associated Press Feature Story about Todd and It's Okay To Make Mistakes!

The story was picked up by over 300 different publications worldwide, including The Washington Post.

Click here to have a look

Todd Book Sighting!

Okay, this isn't really a press story about Todd, but we thought it was pretty cool all the same. It's from The Land of Nod's April 2014 catalog.

Todd Parr Book Sighting!

AWARDS

Todd honored with award by Family Equality Council

Todd Parr Award - Family Equality Council

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.

The EARTH Book received the 2011 Green Earth Book Award

Todd Parr Award - 2011 Green Earth Book Award

The EARTH Book received a Parents' Choice Award

Todd Par Award - Parents' Choice Award

The I LOVE YOU Book Has Received a 2009 NAPPA Honor

Todd Parr Received a 2009 NAPPA Honor

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

Todd Parr made the New York Times Best-Seller List!

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

THE FAMILY BOOK won the 2004 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award!

Todd Parr Award - 2004 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award!

THE FAMILY BOOK won

SCHOLASTIC PARENT & CHILD Magazine's TEACHER'S PICKS: BEST OF 2003 Award

Todd Parr Award - TEACHER'S PICKS: BEST OF 2003 Award - SCHOLASTIC PARENT & CHILD Magazine