• Timothy Young always wondered as a child who made the toys he played with, who wrote and illustrated the books he read, and who made the cartoons he watched. He grew up to be one of the people who got to do all of them.

    Tim is the author/illustrator of numerous picture books including I Hate Picture Books!, If You Give the Puffin a Muffin, Do Not Open The Box! and I’m Going To Outer Space!, a recent winner of the Family Choice Award. He has illustrated books for other authors and has also written and illustrated two creative drawing books. He’s even created toy like the recent pool toy The Chicken Fight Game.

    When Tim started writing he didn’t know about school author visits. Soon after his first book came out in 2008 he was invited to a school. Since then he has visited hundreds of schools and libraries and finds that doing presentations with students is one of the most fun and rewarding things he’s done. He loves passing on what he’s learned.


  • I am very pleased to be in my 11th year as a published author/illustrator. I’m always working on a couple of things at once, a book or two, a toy concept or other fun stuff. One of the surprising things to me is how much I love doing school visits. It’s allowed me to travel all over the United States and even overseas. Reading my books and getting an audience response is fantastic and the students ask such excellent questions. I will travel anywhere to visit a school.

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