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 Marie-Hélène Delval
The French children's author Marie-Hélène Delval was born in Nozay, France and has published many stories and novels for young readers. Her French fantasy novel, Les Chats has won more than ten awards, and she was editor-in-chief of the famous children's magazine, Pomme d'Api for eighteen years. We are so happy that Delval has delved into English publishing with her EBYR titles, Psalms for Young Children, Images of God for Young Children, The Bible for Young Children, and Animals of the Bible for Young Children. Images of God for Young Children won first place for children's books at the 2012 Catholic Press Association Book Awards, and Psalms for Young Children won the Association of Theological Booksellers' 2008 Theologos Award for Best Children's Book.
This recognition is well-deserved. Her paraphrases of the Psalms bring these most powerful expressions of spiritual affect to the simplicity of a child's heart. Psalm 23:
"God is my shepherd.
He leads me in the right
direction. And even if I have to
walk in a dark place,
I am not scared.
I know nothing will hurt me
if I walk with God!"
To read two more of her Psalms (and to see some of Arno's moving illustrations of them) come read this post on Eerdword.
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
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