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.
50 Cities of the U.S.A.: Explore America's cities with 50 fact-filled maps
Explore skyscraper streets, museum miles, local food trucks and city parks of the United States of America and discover more than 2,000 facts that celebrate the people, culture, and diversity that have helped make America what it is today. From Anchorage to Washington D.C., take a trip through America’s well-loved cities with this unique A-Z like no other, lavishly illustrated and annotated with key cultural icons, from famous people and inventions to events, food and monuments.
"The creators of the fact-packed The 50 States (2015) give as many of the United States’ bustling burgs similarly upbeat, panoramic overviews. As selective as the companion outing but a trove of data nonetheless for tourists of both the active and armchair sorts." - Kirkus
"An incredible resource, meticulously written and researched, thoughtfully designed and gorgeously illustrated. A must for every home library." - Little Lit Book Series
Book of Bones: 10 record-Breaking Animals2017
The 50 States Activity Book2016
The 50 States Fun Facts2016
The 50 States2015
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