Nancy Tillman

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Nancy Tillman is an American author and illustrator of children's books.

Her picture books focus on the love parents have for their children with animals, and the last page in each of her books says "You are loved." Her books On the Night You Were Born, Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You," The Crown on Your Head," "I'd Know You Anywhere," and "You're Here for a Reason" were New York Times best-sellers.[1][2]

On the Night You Were Born was originally self-published,[3] then re-issued by the imprint Feiwel & Friends,[4] which has published Tillman’s subsequent books.

Tillman was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1954, and spent most of her growing up years in Columbus, Georgia.[5]


  • On the Night You Were Born, 2005
  • It’s Time to Sleep, My Love, by Eric Metaxas and illustrated by Nancy Tillman, 2008
  • Tumford the Terrible, 2008
  • The Wonder of You, 2008
  • The Spirit of Christmas, 2009
  • Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You, 2010
  • The Crown on Your Head, 2011
  • Tumford's Rude Noises, 2012
  • I'd Know You Anywhere, My Love, 2013
  • The Heaven of Animals, 2014
  • You're Here for a Reason, 2015
  • You and Me and the Wishing Tree, 2016


  1. ^ "Children's Picture Books", The New York Times, January 30, 2011.
  2. ^ "Children’s Best Sellers: Picture Books", The New York Times, January 13, 2008.
  3. ^ "The Rise of Self-Publishing", Virginia Heffernan, The New York Times, April 30, 2010.
  4. ^ "Bookshelf", Julie Just, The New York Times, February 11, 2007.
  5. ^ "Nancy Tillman". Retrieved 8 March 2017. 

External links[edit]

Official website