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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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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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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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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DESTINY’S GIFT by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"As the story ends, the future of the bookstore is still unclear, but everyone will understand the importance of books and the people who know and love them. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Destiny loves words and, thus, loves Mrs. Wade and her bookstore. Read full book review >