Todd Parr Visits Glenelg Country School and will Attend the School’s Annual Barnes & Noble Book Fair on November 9, 2017

Press Release updated: Oct 25, 2017 16:00 EDT

​Glenelg Country School (GCS), a leading independent college preparatory school for age two through grade twelve, welcomes New York Times bestselling children’s book author and illustrator Todd Parr. On November 9, 2017, Parr will attend the Annual GCS Barnes & Noble Book Fair located at 4300 Montgomery Rd. in Ellicott City. The author of popular titles such as The I Love You Book, The Earth Book, and The Thankful Book, will have a signing at 5:30 p.m.   

During his time at GCS, Parr will meet with students in Kindergarten through Grade 5 to discuss his books’ themes that directly relate to character education. With over 40 books in his repertoire, Parr finds the perfect way to help children learn about complex topics such as their emotions, diverse family units, bereavement, making mistakes, and more. Through vibrant colors and inviting illustrations, Parr creates a world that is inviting and fun.   

“Todd Parr’s books reflect GCS’s school mission by encouraging students to ‘recognize their highest potential’ by encouraging individuality and nurturing respect for others.  His work exemplifies our belief that ’embracing diversity of background, culture, and thought’ prepares students to become ‘responsible and contributing members of our global society,” said Angela Horjus, Lower School Head Librarian.   

What: GCS Barnes and Noble Book Fair & Todd Parr Book Signing 

When: November 9, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. (book signing at 5:30 p.m.)

Where: Barnes & Noble, 4300 Montgomery Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21043  

About Glenelg Country School:
Founded in 1954, Glenelg Country School is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian, college preparatory day school for students age 2 through grade 12. The school is located in Howard County, with bus transportation. The 90-acre campus boasts four academic buildings, a performing arts center, two gymnasiums, a turf field, observatory, outdoor classrooms, amphitheater, saline pool, campus pond, and more. Our balanced, holistic education philosophy and project-based learning programs incorporate multiple disciplines that help children grow into exceptional adults. Visit, to learn more. 

About Todd Parr:
Todd Parr is the author and illustrator of more than 40 books for children, including the New York Times bestselling The I Love You Book, The Earth Book, and The Thankful Book. His books are available in over fifteen languages throughout the world. He is the co-creator of the popular children’s television show ToddWorld as well as short films for Sesame Street. Todd has partnered with Target, SF-MARIN Food Bank, Stouffer’s, People Magazine and several companies and organizations to help people, animals, and promote literacy. Todd’s books have won several awards and his TV show, ToddWorld, was nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards. Todd lives in Berkeley, California with his three adopted Pit bulls. 

Media Contact:
Rosa Brantley
​​Director of Marketing & Communications
​Glenelg Country School
[email protected]

Source: Glenelg Country School

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