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About Nancy Tillman
Nancy's books are published by Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan. Thus far five of her books have been New York Times bestsellers.
Nancy lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, a pug and a Swiss Mountain Dog. She'd have a giraffe if she could, but her husband won't let her.
On the Night You Were Born, 2005 New York Times Bestseller.
It's Time to Sleep, My Love (with Eric Metaxas) 2008
The Spirit of Christmas, 2009
Wherever You Are, My Love will Find You, 2010. New York Times Bestseller
Tumford the Terrible, 2011
The Crown on Your Head, 2011 New York Times Bestseller
Tumford's Rude Noises, 2012
Let There Be Light (with Desmond Tutu) 2013
I'd Know You Anywhere, My Love, 2013 New York Times Bestseller
The Heaven of Animals, 2014
You're Here for a Reason, 2015 New York Times Bestseller
You and Me and the Wishing Tree, 2016
You're All Kinds of Wonderful, 2018
I Knew You Could Do It!, 2019
Because You're Mine, 2020
Nancy Tillman is represented by Cathy Hemming, Cathy D. Hemming Literary Agency in association with McCormick & Williams.
Nancy loves to participate and have conversations with all the wonderful families that have enjoyed her books. So check her out on https://www.facebook.com/Nancy.Tillman.Collection or visit her website at nancytillman.com.
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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."
On the night you were born, the whole world came alive with thanksgiving. The moon stayed up till morning. The geese flew home to celebrate. Polar bears danced.
On the night you were born you brought wonder and magic to the world. Here is a book that celebrates you. It is meant to be carried wherever life takes you, over all the roads, through all the years.
This debut picture book by Nancy Tillman has touched the hearts of readers of all ages, from the youngest readers, to new mothers, to grandparents. A New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestselling book, On the Night You Were Born is sure to be a beloved addition to family libraries.
. . . I wanted you more than you'll ever know,
so I sent love to follow wherever you go. . . .
Love is the greatest gift we have to give our children. It's the one thing they can carry with them each and every day.
If love could take shape it might look something like these heartfelt words and images from the inimitable Nancy Tillman. Wherever You Are is a book to share with your loved ones, no matter how near or far, young or old, they are.
You're here for a reason. If you think you're not
I would just say that perhaps you forgot . . .
a piece of the world that is precious and dear
would surely be missing if you weren't here.
Every person matters. Here, national-bestselling and beloved author Nancy Tillman shows readers how each of us fits into life's big picture, and how the world would be incomplete without you in it.
Here comes another heartfelt picture book from bestselling author Nancy Tillman, this time about resilience and reaching one's goals.
I knew you could do it!
I knew that you could!
Of everyone out there
I knew that you would.
A celebration of everyday accomplishments as well as life’s milestones, I Knew You Could Do It applauds anyone who has overcome hurdles and challenges, and also cheers them into the future. And for anyone who needs an infusion of support or reassurance, it tells them, "I believe in you."
It's time to sleep, it's time to sleep,
the fishes croon in waters deep.
The songbirds sing in trees above,
"It's time to sleep, my love, my love."
As children prepare for bed, the world around them is also settling down for the night. Animals who live in the jungle, the forest, the sea—all whisper to their babies a soft refrain: It's time to sleep, my love.
As comforting as a soft blanket and warm as a goodnight hug, Eric Metaxas's lullaby is lovingly brought to life by bestselling artist Nancy Tillman (On the Night You Were Born) , whose illustrations celebrate the wonders of the natural world, and the bonds of family.
It's Time to Sleep, My Love is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
We’re not all the same. Thank goodness we’re not.
Life would be boring, and I mean… a lot.
And so, when we’re born, we’re supplied at the start
with our own bells and whistles to set us apart.
Think of your bells as the things you do best
things tucked away in your own treasure chest.
Part of growing up is discovering—and embracing—what makes us unique. From different abilities to different personalities, we are all wonderfully made with our own bells and whistles.
Once again, New York Times-bestselling author and artist Nancy Tillman takes a universal truth and makes it accessible for readers young and old.
There are things about you quite unlike any other.
Things always known by your father or mother.
So if you decide to be different one day,
no worries… I'd know you anyway.
Every child is special and unique, but every child also loves to dream of being something different. In I'd Know You Anywhere, My Love, bestselling author and artist Nancy Tillman has created another heartfelt masterpiece celebrating the joys of imagination, and the comfort of always knowing that "you are loved."
Tumford isn't really a terrible cat. It's just, like many children, Tum loves to make loud noises. But today, his parents are not in the mood. They have friends coming over and Tummy isn't just loud. No, Tumford is rude!
This charming tale from the multiple New York Times bestselling author Nancy Tillman is sure to delight readers everywhere, as she once again reaffirms that – no matter how much trouble you may get into – you are loved.
We know our children are special, and now the incomparable Nancy Tillman expresses this universal feeling in the most touching of ways: Every child is born with a crown. The crown is everything that gives us unique value. Our crown will always be with us wherever we go, whatever we do.
Tumford isn't really a terrible cat. He just has a way of finding mischief—tracking dirt into the house, knocking over breakable things, and disrupting fancy parties. But even though he feels bad, he has a hard time saying, "I'm sorry." Will the fact that his owners love him, no matter what, help Tummy say the magic words?
We woke up in the usual way,
but it was not a usual day.
Out on the lawn, plain as could be,
stood an orange wishing tree.
"I wish!" I said. "I wish!" said you.
And so our double wishes grew.
Wishes are a magical part of childhood. Whether we wish on stars or blow out candles on a cake, our dreams matter. Nancy Tillman captures the wonder of wishes as only she can, with love.
With all of my heart, I believe it is true
that there is a heaven for animals, too.
The heaven of animals is a magical place. Angels know every dog's favorite game; cats bask in their own rays of sunshine; horses thunder across the sky.
The loss of a pet is heartbreaking. But in the heaven of animals, the love you have for your animal friends lives on. National-bestselling author Nancy Tillman's message of comfort will help readers of all ages through the process of grieving and healing.