Search Results: "Todd Tarpley"


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BEEP! BEEP! GO TO SLEEP! by Todd Tarpley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"The short and rhyming text, along with its colorful illustrations, makes this book a great read-aloud for robot or pajama storytimes as well as bedtime lap reading. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A tricksy and playful rhyming robot bedtime story that will power down the little ones. Read full book review >

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TEN TINY TOES by Todd Tarpley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Nevertheless, a cozy, sweet cuddle that is just right for bedtime. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Tarpley pays homage to babies and the miraculous ways in which they inspire love. Read full book review >

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HOW ABOUT A KISS FOR ME? by Todd Tarpley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Pucker up—this one's sure to elicit kisses with every reading. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Readers join a little boy as he puckers up for some pretty unusual kisses. Read full book review >

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THE HARLEM CHARADE by Natasha Tarpley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A story that motivates justice and inspires kindness, this will have readers hoping for another outing with these appealing protagonists. (author's notes) (Mystery. 8-12)"
The worlds of three Harlem kids collide in an intriguing historical mystery. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 22, 1998

"A graceful and personal telling of a young woman's search for connections."
An absorbing memoir of three generations of African-American women. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 1995

A spirited collection of more than 50 short writings by African-American college students. Read full book review >

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BIPPITY BOP BARBERSHOP by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"And their steadiness and warmth are equally applauded in Lewis's sure-handed watercolors—Miles is totally adorable—inviting enough to make readers want to go out and get a trim. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tarpley and Lewis return to the theme of their first collaboration: I Love My Hair (1997). Read full book review >

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I LOVE MY HAIR! by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Lewis's imaginative and warm interpretations of these exchanges as well as the inclusion of bits of African-American cultural history expand the personal content. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tarpley's first book for children joins a growing list of titles about African-American hair—linking it to issues of self- esteem and acceptance. Read full book review >

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THE COMFORT OF HARLEM
by Leila Roy

“Thanks!” Jin said. As she ran off in the opposite direction toward school, she thought about that word: community. Harlem was a diverse place full of all sorts of people, but they all had one thing in common. They cared about the neighborhood. It really was a special place, and if Miss Hardwick and Halmoni were any indication, Councilman ...
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JOE-JOE’S FIRST FLIGHT by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2003

"An author's note discusses African-Americans in aviation. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Beautiful watercolor illustrations highlight a touching account of African-American airport workers' aspirations. Read full book review >

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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 >