Will you be in New York for Book Expo America this week?
If so, be sure to stop by and visit Eerdmans Booth #1653 while you’re there!

EBYR at Booth #1653

Stop by Eerdmans Booth #1653 Thursday and Friday to visit with President/Publisher Anita Eerdmans and Director of Sales Bob Hetico, browse all of our recently published titles for children and teens, and enjoy advance previews of great new books coming Fall 2015.

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We will be giving away (while supplies last) posters, postcards, and bookmarks featuring stunning artwork from tons of great new and backlist titles, and an assortment of discussion guides.

For customers looking to place a BEA-sized order at the show — twelve or more titles, mix and match — we’re offering an especially good deal: 50% off, plus free freight.

PW BEA Passport Program

Eerdmans is one of more than a dozen participating sponsors of the PW BEA Passport Program for librarians.

If you’re a librarian attending BEA, be sure to drop in at the Librarians’ Lounge (Booth R420) to pick up your passport. Get your passport stamped when you visit each of the 17 sponsor booths, and return it to the Lounge by 3:00 p.m. Friday for a chance to win some serious swag — tablets, Visa gift cards, French wine, and more!

Click for more details or to browse the complete list of prizes up for grabs.

Great New Books on Display

At Eerdmans Booth #1653, you’ll find display copies of all our recent and forthcoming releases, including the following:

Little Big
Little Big

Little Big
By Jonathan Bentley

This playful book captures just how tough life can be when you’re little.

With little legs, it’s hard to win races. With little hands, you can’t open the cookie jar. And when you have a little mouth, nobody listens to you. Sometimes it seems like all your problems would be solved if you were just a little bigger. . . . But sometimes, little is exactly the right size.

Featuring delightful artwork and a relatable and timeless message, Little Big will resonate with readers both big and little.

Fur Fins Feathers
Fur, Fins, and Feathers

Fur, Fins, and Feathers: Abraham Dee Bartlett and the Invention of the Modern Zoo
By Cassandre Maxwell

Abraham Dee Bartlett knew from a young age that he wanted to spend his life working with animals. But in Victorian London, there weren’t many jobs that provided an opportunity to do that. Still, Abraham spent years gaining knowledge and pursuing his dream until he eventually became superintendent in the London Zoo.

Driven by his compassion for the animals, Abraham dramatically improved the conditions of the zoo to ensure that the animals could be happy and healthy.

With engaging back matter and charming illustrations, Cassandre Maxwell’s book brings to life the little-known story of the man who helped to create the modern zoo.


Jan De Kinder

In this poignant story, a girl finds it funny when her classmate starts blushing on the school playground. Her friends laugh along with her, but one student takes the teasing too far. Torn between her sympathy for her classmate and her fear of the bully, the girl must make a difficult choice.

This heartfelt book will inspire readers to find the courage to take a stance against bullying and show compassion towards others.

Read more about this book on Eerdlings.

Roger Is Reading a Book
Koen Van Biesen

Roger Is Reading a Book
Roger Is Reading a Book

All Roger wants is some peace and quiet so he can read his book. Unfortunately, the girl in the apartment next door has hobbies of her own — very loud hobbies! But when Roger gives the girl a book of her own, she discovers that reading can be just as much fun as playing basketball or banging a drum.

This playful and engaging read-aloud from an award-winning Belgian author shows readers that shared activities can lead to rewarding friendships.

Read more about this book on Eerdlings, or check out The Horn Book’s recent review (as well as their fun one-question interview with Anita Eerdmans).