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 Jonathan Bentley
Jonathan Bentley grew up in England, where he dreamed of becoming, as they say there, a "footballer." When he realized, still at a young age, that Leeds United might not take him on, he transferred his efforts and his dreams to drawing. It was a good call.
After studying at Brighton Polytechnic, his work in illustration took him to London and then halfway around the world (quite literally) to Australia. He now lives in Brisbane and works as the editorial illustrator for the Courier-Mail newspaper.
He also illustrates books lots of them. Bentley has illustrated more than 20 books, and with his new book, Little Big, he's now made a foray into authorship as well. Little Big is a playful book that brings to life Bentley's own memories of being little and looking up with awe (and maybe a little envy) at a big brother. It captures just how difficult life can be when you're little but also how, sometimes, little is just the right size.
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.