Books by Tim Warnes

NO! by Tracey Corderoy
by Tracey Corderoy, illustrated by Tim Warnes
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"An entertaining romp of a book that amusingly addresses this often difficult aspect of toddlerhood. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Otto has learned the dreaded "no" word, for life for his family and friends, as well as for himself, just got more complicated. Read full book review >
MONTY AND MILLI by Tracey Corderoy
Released: June 1, 2012

"Cute but slight. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Little sisters can be annoying, but would you really like them to disappear? Read full book review >
SILENT NIGHT by Juliet Groom
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

This new interpretation of the beloved Christmas carol focuses on an enchanting pair of bears, a parent and cub. Read full book review >

THE GREAT MONSTER HUNT by Norbert Landa
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

This picture book by veterans Landa and Warnes puts a stale spin on a timeless lesson: There's no use in making a mountain out of molehill, or, in this case, a monster out of a mouse. Read full book review >

SORRY! by Norbert Landa
by Norbert Landa, illustrated by Tim Warnes
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

New collaborators Landa and Warnes (who is often paired with Julie Sykes) have created a picture book about friendship, jealousy, arguing and making things right again. Read full book review >

CHALK & CHEESE by Tim Warnes
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

A white dog named Chalk and a cheerful British mouse named Cheese explore New York City together in this well-intentioned but confusing story. Read full book review >

THE NEW BEAR AT SCHOOL by Carrie Weston
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2008

When a new student, Boris the bear, arrives in Miss Cluck's classroom, he gets a frosty welcome from the other students, who are all afraid of his "fierce"-looking smile and booming voice. Read full book review >

DADDY HUG by Tim Warnes
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

This husband-and-wife team's addition to the daddy-adoration genre comes out just in time for his big day. Read full book review >

I LOVE YOU AS BIG AS THE WORLD by David Van Buren
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"I love you as big as the world. / I love you as deep as the sea. / I love you as bright as the sun. / I love you. / And I know you love me!" Read full book review >

RISE AND SHINE! by Tim Warnes
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

The appealing bears introduced by Warnes in his version of Jesus Loves Me! (2006) return as the main characters in another satisfying treatment of a traditional children's religious song. Read full book review >

LITTLE HONEY BEAR AND THE SMILEY MOON by Gillian Lobel
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

Beguiled by the friendly twinkle of the moonlight, Little Honey Bear sets off on a jaunt to visit the moon. Read full book review >

I’VE SEEN SANTA! by David Bedford
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

In this charming, well-written story for younger children, a bear family of three prepares for Christmas Eve together. Read full book review >

JESUS LOVES ME! by Tim Warnes
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

The words to this traditional children's hymn serve as the text for a pleasant interpretation focusing on a family of three bears: a father, mother and child. Read full book review >

MOMMY MINE by Tim Warnes
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

Author Warnes teams up with his illustrator wife to create a salute to mothers of all types. Read full book review >

A SURPRISE FOR ROSIE by Julia Rawlinson
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

Veteran Warnes creates an idyllic, ground-level (until the end, anyway) woodland setting for this debut tale of a young rabbit's search for a promised surprise. Read full book review >

BLESS YOU, SANTA! by Julie Sykes
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

Sykes and Warnes team up for their second story about a Santa who makes all the Christmas toys with the help of his animal companions rather than elves. Read full book review >

SCAREDY MOUSE by Alan MacDonald
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

Nibbles and Squeak embark on an adventure to retrieve some chocolate cake from the kitchen, but what are two little mice against the big, ginger cat, especially when Squeak is "a small mouse, a scared mouse, a stay-at-home mouse." Read full book review >

LITTLE BUNNY BOBKIN by James Riordan
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

A young bunny and a hungry fox stick to their traditional roles in this formulaic bunny-finds-trouble tale, imported from Britain. Read full book review >

HURRY, SANTA! by Julie Sykes
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

It's Christmas time again and Sykes's noisy, jovial Santa (Shhh!) returns, embarking upon a whole new succession of misadventures. Read full book review >

COUNTING LEOPARD'S SPOTS by Hiawyn Oram
ANIMALS
Released: June 20, 1998

Although the language of the originals seems to have been oversimplified (there are no notes or sources given), these ten retellings about African animals—how the gluttonous zebra got its vulgar stripes, how the boastful hippo lost his silken hair and acquired his nocturnal habits, and more—remain thoroughly entertaining. Read full book review >

WHO LIKES WOLFIE? by Ragnhild Scamell
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

A comically patchy book with poignant charm. Read full book review >