The entire staff of Eerdmans Books for young readers — Anita Eerdmans, Kathleen Merz, Gayle Brown, and Abbie Roberts, together with publicist Ingrid Wolf — will be in Chicago this weekend for the Annual Conference of the American Library Association.

If you’ll be there, too, read on to find out how to connect with EBYR at ALA 2013.

EBYR at Booth #2427

The War within these WallsStop by Eerdmans Booth #2427 throughout the conference to visit with EBYR staff, browse all of our recently published books, and enjoy sneak peeks at new books coming in Fall 2013.

They will be giving away (while supplies last)

  • ARCs of The War Within These Walls, written by Aline Sax and illustrated by Caryl Strzelecki, an illustrated YA novel set in the Warsaw Ghetto
  • ARCs of Friends of Liberty, written by Beatrice Gormley, a historical middle-grade novel set in Boston during the American revolution
  • Posters, postcards, and bookmarks featuring artwork from a variety of our new titles

Author signings at Booth #2427

A River of WordsDuring these events, the featured books will be on sale for $10 each.

Enter to Win!

When No One Is WatchingWhen you stop by Eerdmans Booth #2427, you can enter your name in a drawing to win a complete set of titles published in 2013 by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. This collection of fifteen books will include the following 2013 releases:

Awards Presentations

Back to Front and Upside DownClaire Alexander will be receiving the Schneider Family Book Award for her picture book Back to Front and Upside Down at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, June 30, from 3:30–4:00 p.m. in the McCormick Place Grand Ballroom S100.

Eerdmans will be receiving the Batchelder Honor Award for Son of a Gun, by Anne de Graaf, at the ALSC Awards Ceremony on Monday, July 1, from 8:30–10:00 a.m. in McCormick Place Room S401.

Click on the links above to learn more about any of our featured books.