Welcome to Eerdlings.

Launched in January 2015, Eerdlings is the official blog of Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

Eerdlings aims to publish a wide variety of interesting content related to EBYR books, including guest posts by authors and Eerdmans staff, excerpts, videos, news, announcements, giveaways, and more.

About Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers began in 1995 as an imprint of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, an independent, family-owned publisher in business since 1911.

Offering board books, picture books, middle readers, novels, nonfiction, and religious titles for children and young adults, we at EBYR seek to engage young minds with books — books that are honest, wise, and hopeful; books that delight us with their storyline, characters, or good humor; books that inform, inspire, and entertain. We are especially interested at this time in stories that celebrate diversity, stories of historical significance, and stories that relate to contemporary social issues.

With each of the 12 to 18 new books we publish in a given year, we aim to provide quality literature to a new generation of readers. To learn more, visit our website.

A friendly disclaimer.

We at Eerdlings value our company’s long tradition of giving voice to a wide variety of important perspectives and ideas, and we allow contributors to Eerdlings full liberty to share their own views, even when they may differ from ours.

We hope you will enjoy and appreciate the many points of view you encounter on this blog, keeping in mind that the opinions expressed in bylined articles are always those of the individual writer and not necessarily those of Eerdmans Books for Young Readers or Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

We welcome comments.

We love to interact with our readers, and we regularly invite our guest authors to reply personally to comments shared on their posts.

We do ask, however, that if you choose to comment, you try to keep your remarks . . .

  1. Respectful to the author and to other readers.
  2. Relevant to the topic of discussion.

Our goal is to cultivate a positive, uplifting, and friendly spirit on our blog. For that reason we will (at our own discretion) mediate and/or remove comments that we perceive as flagrantly abusive, wildly off-topic, overtly self-promotional, obviously unoriginal, or suspiciously spammy.