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 Anna + Elena Balbusso
They may not finish each other’s sentences, but they do finish each other’s drawings. Anna and Elena Balbusso are twins who have worked together as artists and illustrators since 1998. After studying graphic design and photography in high school, the Balbusso twins moved to Milan and, while they were studying painting and drawing at the Brera Academy, launched their career in graphic design and illustration. Since then they have won numerous prestigious awards, including three consecutive gold medals from the Society of Illustrators.
Anna and Elena, who work under the name ANNA+ELENA=BALBUSSO TWINS, have illustrated more than 40 books (not only children’s books, but also classic literature and contemporary fiction). They collaborate on all their artistic projects, which often combine features of Renaissance portraiture with modernist color palettes and shapes.
The Balbusso twins are the illustrators of Leather Shoe Charlie, one of the books in EBYR’s new Tradewinds series.
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.