Our Father
Written by Barbara Nascimbeni and Rainer Oberthur
The Blue Jackal
Written by Dileep Joshi and Shobha Viswanath
Night Guard
Written by Stian Hole and Synne Lea
Written by Matt Ottley and Danny Parker
Samira and the Skeletons
Written by Camilla Kuhn
Mom, There's a Bear at the Door
Written by Sabine Lipan and Manuela Olten
One Big Family
Written by Marc Harshman and Sara Palacios

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.

Marc Harshman didn't get what he bargained for when he started writing poetry. He got something better. Harshman started writing poetry as a lovestruck teenager, hoping to get the girl. He found that poetry didn't work much better than his failed exploits in sports or music — but he also found his vocation. Years later, Harshman is the poet laureate of West Virginia and the author of numerous children's books as well, including One Big Family.

One Big Family is a portrait of the kind of large, rollicking family gatherings that sparked Harshman's love for storytelling at a young age, and turned him into a budding storyteller himself. The story brings together multiple generations, grandmas and great-grandpas and sisters and brothers and cousins, for a celebration of family life.

For more about Marc Harshman and One Big Family, read his "Best Advice" post on Eerdlings, and watch our interview with Harshman: 


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