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MODERN MYTHOLOGY WITH JOE TODD-STANTON
by Julie Danielson

Debut author-illustrator Joe Todd-Stanton, who lives in the UK, brings readers the first in a new series called Brownstone’s Mythical Collection. Arthur and the Golden Rope—complete with a daring young protagonist; a monstrous, hand-chomping wolf; and “artefacts of great power and rarity”—is based on Norse mythology. This first volume of the series opens with a Professor Brownstone, welcoming readers ...


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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 >

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THE GRANDPA BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Published simultaneously with The Grandma Book (ISBN: 0-316-05802-5), which shares the same message as well as some of the same text and images. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Working his way through the family one member at a time, Parr gives pre-readers a positive spin on the role of Grandpas. Read full book review >

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WHAT WILL YOU BE FOR HALLOWEEN? by Mark Todd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"This jumbled drawing makes for a frustrating ending to an uninspired look at a holiday that deserves better. (Picture book. 3-7)"
From vampires to robots, this purports to be a guide to all the things that a child could be for Halloween. 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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MONSTER TRUCKS! by Mark Todd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2003

"Roar on! (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this crowd-pleasing portrait gallery, 14 burly, rugged, cartoon trucks pose against monochromatic, minimally detailed backgrounds, accompanied by equally muscular captions: "Monster trucks! / Monster trucks! / Big bulldozer trucks. / Scraping and shoveling / with a sneering tooth blade, / leveling the earth / for the roads to be laid." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE THE WORLD by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Can love change the world? Here's hoping. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Lots of things to love are presented in bright, bold pictures. Read full book review >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >