New Books

Bear Can’t SleepThe Big Book AdventureIT’S CHRISTMAS!NOW!Squish Squash Squeeze!Big Bear, Small Mouse


I Love You with all my Heart

I Love You With All My Heart

Wednesday, 8th January 2020

This is a sweet story about unconditional love, and the impact it has on a bear cub’s confidence. Little Bear can face the world knowing that Mummy loves her all the time – even when they are apart. Her own heartbeat reminds her of the constancy of parental love…, and there are a few cuddle scenes for the ‘aah’ factor.

Janes Books

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.


Tims Books

Here's a selection of companies that we've produced work for over the years. We have been published in over 20 countries, and in more than 18 different languages.

a bit about us

We studied illustration together at Brighton University, graduating in 1993. Since then weʼve got married, had a couple of kids, and collectively illustrated over 170 books. Now weʼre celebrating 20 Years in Childrenʼs 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)!

We would love to hear from you:
[email protected]

Follow us for sneaky peeks, giveaways and more..!

Brand New Ollie! Join Ollie the cat on his fun adventures!

buy on itunes buy on google play