Search Results: "Jerry Parr"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A worthy life sincerely and modestly recalled."
A former Secret Service agent looks back on a life dedicated to protecting the powerful and serving the weak and needy. Read full book review >

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JERRY SPINELLI
by Alex Heimbach

Jerry Spinelli first met Ellen Adams 15 years ago in his hometown of Norristown, Pennsylvania. She introduced herself and explained that she too had grown up in town, in fact, just about a mile from where they were standing, in the county jail. Her father had been the warden, so his family had lived in quarters right above the main ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WE BELONG TOGETHER by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"There is no back story here, no explanation of why children might be available for adoption, only the joyful welcome arms of diverse people who have something to offer the child who needs a home. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Parr, the Dr. Feelgood of children's books and television, brings his optimistic, sunny attitude to this latest offering. Read full book review >

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THE I'M NOT SCARED BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2011

"Whether this is just a platitude or words of wisdom is up to readers to decide. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The latest from Parr, executed in his characteristic style that sets extremely bright colors off with a heavy black line, addresses common childhood fears. Read full book review >

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THE DADDY BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Recent ex-toddlers will be drawn to these sunny, colorful consciousness-raisers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The Byron Barton of feelings and relationships offers a gallery of Dads at work and play, all drawn with thick lines and intense, contrasting colors against monochromatic backgrounds. Read full book review >

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BE WHO YOU ARE by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"A simple spin on Parr's It's Okay to Be Different (2001) but still worth shouting from the rooftops. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A call to celebrate unique characteristics and individuality. Read full book review >

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IT’S OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The theme encourages acceptance of oneself and others, and boosts self-esteem. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Parr (Big and Little, not reviewed, etc.) teaches an important social lesson that all children need early in their development. Read full book review >

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TEACHERS ROCK! by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"Sure to reassure readers nervous about their own teachers-to-be. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Parr turns his bold, vibrant colors and simple declarative sentences to teachers, looking at what they do and who they are. Read full book review >

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THE THANKFUL BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Uncomplicated and worthwhile for any age. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Parr focuses his simplistic childlike art and declarative sentences on gratitude for the pleasures and wonders of a child's everyday life. Read full book review >

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THE GOODBYE BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An excellent guide to grief for a multitude of situations. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Bestselling author Parr turns his trademark combination of boldly colored, simple illustrations and matter-of-fact, streamlined text to the topic of loss. Read full book review >

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IT'S OKAY TO MAKE MISTAKES by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2014

"This picture book is A-OK. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Parr encourages readers to see mistakes as opportunities with characteristic élan. Read full book review >