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 Marc Harshman
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:
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.