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 Chris Barton
Chris Barton is a leading figure in the burgeoning community of children’s authors and illustrators in Austin, Texas. A Texas native, he attended the University of Texas in Austin as an undergraduate and now lives in the city with wife Jennifer Ziegler (also an author), their four children, and Ernie.
His newest book is The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch a collaboration with illustrator Don Tate, a fellow Austinite and, remarkably, a manuscript critique partner who saw the very first draft of the book in 2007. The book’s main character, John Roy Lynch, was one of the United States’ first black congressmen and was a leading figure during Reconstruction, an “amazing age” that offered immense opportunity and profound challenge for black Americans like Lynch.
Learn more about Chris Barton on his website, and learn more about his book and his history with EBYR in his Five Questions guest post on Eerdlings.
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.