Here's a collection of news stories featuring Todd.

Tidewater Paws & Claws Magazine
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THE GOODBYE BOOK WAS featured in the Feb issue of Tidewater Paws & Claws Magazine.

The Pet Blog Lady also featured the book!

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

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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.

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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
The Guardian

Todd’s Making News with ebooks for Expecting Parents!




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!

Photo of girl reading The Feelings Book

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 to be Honored at Reach Out And Read Benifit in NYC!

On April 18, Todd will be 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.

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

Image of man recovering a broken heart

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

Publisher's Weekly Covers Todd Serving Mac and Cheese to School Kids

When Todd helped Edison Elementary School in Alameda, CA kick-off their first Read-A-Thon, Publisher's Weekly picked up the story. You can find it here.

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

Todd reads to assembly of school children.

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.

Todd iis enjoying macaroni and cheese with the kids.
Photos courtesy of Eric Stracke.

Todd's Tribute to Maurice Sendak Featured on

Sad Max

Todd was also interviewed about being inspired by Mr. Sendak in this story. 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 Featured on
Maria Schriver's Blog

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

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.


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