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My Life in Books

Tuesday, 2nd April 2019

I’ve recently launched a new resource for lovers of kid lit: My Life in Books. Part memoir; part commentary; part review by an industry insider, my weekly blog is intended to give parents and carers confidence and encouragement to share their passion for literacy. Helping you create connections through kids’ books with your loved ones, and inspire a new generation to value reading for pleasure. You can find it here: My Life in Books.

I was pleased to discover that The Big Book Adventure has been recognised with two awards:

2019 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Winner (Children’s Picture Books)

2018 Foreword INDIE Gold (Picture Books, Early Reader)

Go behind the scenes with me in my blog post: Piggy, Red and a Big, Bad Wolf.


Tim's Books

Bear Can’t Sleep

Tuesday, 27th November 2018

Hurrah! ‘Bear Can’t Sleep’ has arrived. To quote the editor, ‘maybe my favourite one’. I heartily recommend this story, charmingly written by Karma Wilson about Bear and his friends. It is SO cosy for bedtime. Oh my, the tiny brushes I wore out on the quilts and whiskers…

I heard on the grapevine that there could be another Bear book in the offing. The rumours are very exciting for an illustrator like me. I wish I could say more, but some things are Top Secret at this stage.

Jane's Books

a bit about us

We studied illustration together at Brighton University, graduating in 1993. Since then we’ve got married, had a couple of kids, and collectively illustrated over 180 books. Now we’re celebrating 20 Years in Children’s Books – YAY!

We live in rural Dorset, UK, not far from the Jurassic Coast. Although we work separately on our own commissions, we constantly refer to each other for advice when we get stuck. For instance, Jane is definitely better at perspective and providing cake, whereas Tim knows how to work the scanner and type an invoice.

Together we are CHAPMAN AND WARNES (a bit like Batman and Robin, but with less crime fighting and no capes)!

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