Eerdmans Books for Young Readers began in 1995 as an imprint of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, an independent, family-owned publisher in business since 1911.
Offering board books, picture books, middle readers, novels, nonfiction, and religious titles for children and young adults, we at EBYR seek to engage young minds with books books that are honest, wise, and hopeful; books that delight us with their storyline, characters, or good humor; books that inform, inspire, and entertain. We are especially interested at this time in stories that celebrate diversity, stories of historical significance, and stories that relate to contemporary social issues.
Publishing 12 to 18 new books every year, we aim to provide quality literature to a new generation of readers.
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
2140 Oak Industrial Dr. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Toll Free: 800-253-7521
Requests for review copies should be made directly to the Eerdmans publicity department.
LibraryThing users may request Early Reviewer F&Gs of select titles. Please visit our LibraryThing page for details.
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Eerdmans Books for Young Readers is a member of the Children's Book Council (CBC), a nonprofit trade organization that encourages the use and enjoyment of books and related literacy materials for young people. Our books from the current and immediately preceding year are available for examination at the CBC Library, 54 West 39th Street, New York, NY 10018. The library is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday. Be sure to visit the Children's Book Council's website at www.cbcbooks.org for more information, ideas, and materials for Children's Book Week, an annual event intended to celebrate the written word and encourage young people to discover new authors and ideas.