Gabrielle Balkan is a writer and editor, mostly of children's books, living in Brooklyn, New York, mostly with her husband, daughters, and orange cat. She once wrote a poem.

Her most recent works include Book of Bones, “A stylish introduction to how specialized and different bones can be.” - Publisher's Weekly which “[Gives] both casual browsers and budding naturalists plenty to gnaw on. . . .A rib-tickling gallery.” - Kirkus

Gabrielle enjoys visiting classroom to talk with students about maps and animal anatomy.

Other Works

  • Book of Bones: 10 record-Breaking Animals

  • The 50 States Activity Book

  • The 50 States Fun Facts

  • The 50 States


Awards and Recognition

  • The 50 States is a 2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People of the National Council for the Social Studies-Children's Book Council