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 Shobha Viswanath
Shobha Viswanath is on a mission. When she and her family moved from the US back to India, she discovered a stunning lack of children's books made in India for Indian children. She has made it her life's work to change that.
Viswanath is the co-founder and publishing director of Karadi Tales, a children's book publisher based in Chennai, India, that is especially well known for producing audiobooks. Viswanath is also the author of numerous children's books herself, including The Blue Jackal, a new release from EBYR. Most of the books she authors and publishes at Karadi tell traditional stories from India, bringing them to life for new generations.
The Blue Jackal certainly fits that mold, narrating an Indian folktale and featuring illustrations inspired by traditional Warli artwork. The Blue Jackal tells the story of Juno the jackal, a runt and outcast who one day finds himself hailed as king of the forest.
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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