Eerdmans Books for Young Readers is the proud publisher of fantastic authors and illustrators. Together we have won such prestigious awards as the Batchelder and Caldecott awards, placed many books on national and state reading lists, and touched the minds and hearts of children around the world.
Find out more about these talented men and women we like to call our own.
About Our Authors and Illustrators
Get to know Ruth Sanderson
There was no shortage of magical places in Ruth Sanderson's childhood. In the woods around "Cat Rock," it seemed like there must fairies flitting through the underbrush, and the curious, miniature cottages of a nearby abandoned theme park were the perfect size for dwarves. These places brought Sanderson's young imagination to life, and that imagination, combined with her artistic skill, has made her a beloved illustrator of fantasy books the world over.
Sanderson has worked as a professional illustrator since 1975, and she has now illustrated more than 80 children's books. Her newest project is a stunning new edition of The Golden Key, George MacDonald's classic fairy tale. The Golden Key has long been one of Sanderson's favorite tales, and after years of considering a picture book format, in 2011 she decided to retain the full narrative in a chapter book format, illustrating it throughout with dramatic scratchboard images.
For more about Ruth Sanderson, visit her website, where you can see previews of her art for The Golden Key. You can also purchase her earlier Eerdmans titles, including The Nativity and Saints: Lives and Illuminations, here on Eerdmans.com.
For Our Authors and Illustrators
If you already publish your children's book or young adult literature with us or are hoping to publish with us, please visit our special “For Authors” page
Eerdmans.com offers a number supplemental materials and resources perfect for parents, teachers, librarians, home-schoolers, and, of course, young readers.