illustrated by Tim Bowers



1986- The Toy Circus written by Jan Wahl 1988- Pajamas written by Livingston and Maggie Taylor 1989- The Adventures of Underwater Dog written by Jan Wahl 1990- The Rabbit Club written by Jan Wahl 1994- The Six Voyages of Pleasant Fieldmouse written by Jan Wahl 1999- Sometimes I Wonder If Poodles Like Noodles written by Laura Numeroff 2000- The News Hounds in the Great Balloon Race written by Amy Axelrod 2002- A New Home by Tim Bowers 2002- Sam and Jack written by Alex Moran 2003- One Wide Sky: A Bedtime Lullaby written by Deborah Wiles 2003- Sherman Crunchley written by Laura Numeroff and Nate Evans 2005- The Bravest of the Brave written by Shutta Crum 2005- Fun Dog, Sun Dog written by Deborah Heiligman 2006- Matilda’s Humdinger written by Lynn Downey 2007- Dogku written by Andrew Clements 2007- Custard Surprise written by Bernard Lodge 2008- Puss in Boots written by Lisa Findlay 2008- Gorgonzola: A Very Stinkysaurus written by Margie Palatini 2009- Shampoodle written by Joan Holub 2009- Cool Dog, School Dog written by Deborah Heiligman 2009- Princess Pig written by Eileen Spinelli 2009- First Dog written by J. Patrick Lewis and Beth Zappitello 2010- Memoirs of a Goldfish written by Devin Scillian 2010- First Dog's White House Christmas written by J. Patrick Lewis and Beth Zappitello 2011- Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band written by Kwame Alexander 2011- Dream Big Little Pig! written by Kristi Yamaguchi 2011- Talk, Oscar - Please!   written by Karen Kaufman Orloff 2012- It’s a Big World, Little Pig! written by Kristi Yamaguchi 2012- Dinosaur Pet written by Neil Sedaka and Marc Sedaka 2012- Suppose You Meet a Dinosaur: A First Book of Manners written by Judy Sierra 2012- Maestro Stu Saves the Zoo written by Denise Brennan-Nelson 2013- Not Your Typical Dragon written by Dan Bar-El 2013- Snow Dog, Go Dog written by Deborah Heiligman 2013- Memoirs of a Hamster written by Devin Scillian 2014- Knuckleball Ned written by R.A. Dickey and Michael Karounos 2014- Memoirs of an Elf written by Devin Scillian 2015- Pirate’s Lullaby: Mutiny at Bedtime written by Marcie Wessels 2016- Memoirs of a Parrot written by Devin Scillian 2016- Buddys Bedtime Battery written by Christina Geist 2016- Footloose written by Kenny Loggins 2017- Vampoodle written by Joan Holub

Little Whistle (series) written by Cynthia Rylant 2001- Little Whistle 2001- Little Whistle’s Dinner Party 2002- Little Whistle’s Medicine 2003- Little Whistle’s Christmas

Rappy the Raptor (series) written by Dan Gutman 2015- Rappy the Raptor 2016- Rappy the Raptor Goes to School 2017- Rappy Goes to the Supermarket 2017- Rappy Goes to the Library 2017- Rappy Goes to Mars

Tim Bowers’ first children’s book illustrations were published in The Toy Circus, written by Jan Wahl (1986). Since then, he has illustrated over 50 additional titles, including New York Times bestsellers, Dream Big, Little Pig! written by Kristi Yamaguchi and Dinosaur Pet, written by Neil Sedaka and Marc Sedaka. 


His book illustrations have received many national and state awards and recognition, including:



Acoustic Rooster

  • 43rd Annual NAACP Image Award nominee/finalist – Outstanding Literary Work – Children’s category

  • 2013/2014 Choose to Read Ohio program

  • Virginia Center for the Book selected Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band to represent Virginia at the 2012 National Book Festival.

Cool Dog, School Dog

  • 2010- A CBC Children’s Choice


Dinosaur Pet

  • New York Times Bestseller List

  • 2013, Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’s Book of the Year


  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year

  • Beehive Award Master List (UT)

  • Black Eyed Susan Book Award Master List (MD)

  • Golden Sower Masterlist (NE)

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List

  • KIND Children's Book Award Honor Book

  • North Carolina Children's Book Award Master List

  • South Carolina Book Award Nominee

 Dream Big, Little Pig

  • Debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestsellers list.

  • 2012 Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award for outstanding contribution to children’s literature in the category of Motivation and Inspiration

First Dog

  • 2010-2011 Keystone to Reading Book Award Winner – Primary category

First Dog’s White House Christmas

  • 2010 Creative Child Award – Preferred Choice Award (Kids Holiday Books category)

  • 2011-2012 Alabama Camellia Children’s Choice Award List, Grades K-2

Memoirs of a Goldfish

  • 2014-2015 Tennesse Volunteer State Book Award Reading List - Primary Division Grades K-2, Winner, 2014

  • Nevada Young Readers' Award--Picture Book Category, Winner, 2013

  • 2012-13 Florida Children's Books Award - Honor Book, Commended, 2013

  • 2013 Nevada Young Readers' Award Winner - Picture Book Category, Winner, 2013

  • Illinois Monarch Book Award List (K-3), Short-listed, 2012

  • New York State Reading Assoc. Charlotte Award Suggested Reading List--Primary Category, Short-listed, 2012

  • Nebraska Golden Sower Primary Award List, Short-listed, 2012

  • Missouri Association of School Librarian's Show Me Readers Award List, Short-listed, 2012

  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards List, Short-listed, 2012

  • California Young Reader Medal Nominee Children's Choice Award, Runner-up, 2012

  • NYSRA Charoltte Award--Primary Category, Winner, 2012

  • Florida Reading Association's Children's Book Award List, Short-listed, 2012

  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award--Kindergarten- Grade 3 Division, Winner, 2012

  • Michigan Reads Program Selection, Short-listed, 2011

  • IRA--CBC Children's Choices List, Short-listed, 2011

  • New Hampshire Ladybug Picture Book Award, Winner, 2011

  • New Hampshire Ladybug Picture Book Award List, Short-listed, 2011

  • Wanda Gag Read Aloud Book Award, Winner, 2011

  • Alabama Camellia Award Program--Grades K-1, Winner, 2011

  • Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award List--Picture Book Category, Short-listed, 2011

  • Delaware Diamonds Book List--K-2 Category, Short-listed, 2011

  • The USA "Best Books" Awards--Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction Category, Winner, 2011

  • Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award--Primary Level, Winner, 2011

  • Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award--Picture Book Category, Winner, 2011

  • Creative Child Award--Preferred Choice Award: Kids Story Books Category, Winner, 2010

  • National Parenting Publications (NAPPA) Honor Award, Winner, 2010

  • Mom's Choice Gold Award: Children's Picture Book Distinctive Illustration Category, Winner

  • Mom's Choice Gold Award: Children's Picture Book Humor Category, Winner

 Memoirs of a Hamster

  • Great Lakes Great Books Award (Grades 2 – 3), Short-listed, 2014

  • 2014 IRA/CBC Children's Choices List, Winner, 2014

  • Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, Commended, 2014

  • 2014-2015 Washington Children's Choice Book Award, Long-listed, 2014

  • Creative Child Award Seal of Excellence Award, Winner, 2013

 Princess Pig

  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Book Award (2009)- winner

  • Arizona Young Readers Award- nominee


  • Bank Street College Best Book of the year!

The Bravest of the Brave

  • Chicago Public Library, Best of the Best, 2005

  • Children’s Choices winner, 2006

  • Indiana Young Hoosier Award- nominee 2008-2009

 Harcourt Brace Reading Textbook covers:

  • NY Book Guild award for Best cover Series 1996- winner