Books by Nancy Tillman

THE HEAVEN OF ANIMALS by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"For Tillman, predictability and preciosity have been profitable, and this is likely to be another best-seller to add to her list. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fans of Tillman's sentimental rhyming couplets, pretty pictures and relentlessly positive worldview will welcome this vision of a happy heaven populated by pampered pets, ethereal angels and friendly animals of all sorts. Read full book review >
LET THERE BE LIGHT by Desmond Tutu
Released: Dec. 19, 2013

"Yes, but here the wonder comes with a generous coating of goo. (Religion/picture book. 6-8)"
Abstract washes of light give way to equally lambent peaceable-kingdom scenes to illustrate Tutu's rhapsodic retelling of the Bible creation story. Read full book review >
TUMFORD'S RUDE NOISES by Nancy Tillman
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Well-intentioned, though not well-thought-through. Tum's not worth your time. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Kitty cat (and human boy stand-in) Tumford Stoutt learns a lesson about rude noises. Read full book review >
THE CROWN ON YOUR HEAD by Nancy Tillman
FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"An inspirational message that needs to be a little more earthbound. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Every child is unique and special and loved, and one is told so, over and over, in this sentimental ode. Read full book review >
TUMFORD THE TERRIBLE by Nancy Tillman
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 2011

"Stick with the genuinely kid-friendly likes of Samantha Berger's Martha Doesn't Say Sorry (2009). (Picture book. 3-6)"
A well-intended morality tale. Read full book review >
WHEREVER YOU ARE by Nancy Tillman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"If parents want their children to feel loved, a better bet would be to find a book they'll both enjoy and share it together. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Parents and grandparents with a sweet tooth will likely lap up the latest in Tillman's string of sentimental favorites. Read full book review >
THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS by Nancy Tillman
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The illustrations have an appealing, surrealistic quality, but the caliber of the text is uneven. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bestselling author Tillman offers a dreamlike interpretation of the collective spirit that permeates the holiday. Read full book review >
IT’S TIME TO SLEEP, MY LOVE by Eric Metaxas
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A luxuriant bedtime retreat for children and parents alike. (Picture book. 3-5)"
With a rhythm similar to Mem Fox's Time for Bed (1993), fishes croon, a turtledove coos, an otter utters and other animals otherwise sing bedtime praises to a tired little girl. Read full book review >
ON THE NIGHT YOU WERE BORN by Nancy Tillman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Perfect for lap sharing with a beloved little one. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child: "On the night you were born, the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered, ‘Life will never be the same.' " The wind and the rain whispered the new babe's name, causing animals all over the world to rejoice. Read full book review >