Reviews + Gift Guides
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International Literacy Association Teacher Choice Pick 2018 (Book of Bones)
"Fun clues and crazy facts highlight this guessing-game text. Ten record-breaking animals, such as those with the biggest, longest, and thinnest bones, are revealed in their natural habitats with raised touch- and-feel skeletons."
Politics and Prose Holiday Gift Guide 2017 (Book of Bones)
The "answer all the bony questions you didn’t know you had. With amazing animal facts and a built-in guessing game, Gabrielle Balkan has complied the best bone trivia from around the globe. With colorful, detailed, and textured illustrations by Sam Brewster, this scientific compendium is perfect for both the classroom and the home. Ages 7-11." - Kasie Griffitts
From the Tiniest Astronaut to Future Engineers: 12 Ways to Jump-Start Kids’ Imaginations (50 Cities)
"JET-SET TRAVELER From LA to Charleston, kids get to explore the entire country via this beautifully illustrated book. Author Gabrielle Balkan includes every facet of the cities she covers, including facts with an unexpectedly fun cultural bent (we love the Willie Nelson trivia on the Austin page) and a modern spin (city parks and food trucks get prominent mentions)." - Goop
TKSST Holiday Gift Guide 2017 (Book of Bones)
"Tactile white skeletons on black pages, handsome color illustrations, and lots of well-told facts and details. - The Kids Should See This TKSST Holiday Gift Guide 2017
Books Are Magic! 2017 Holiday Gift Guide (50 Cities)
"Our booksellers are so excited to help everyone find just the right book for every person on their list...here is our First Ever Gift Guide!"
Nuts for Nonfiction: 2017 Recommendations (Book of Bones)
"A robust list of new and exciting nonfiction is crucial for the holidays...great nonfiction can win almost anyone over. Here are some of the books I’m excited to recommend this year. "Curious readers will get a kick out of this fun guessing game that takes 10 members of the animal kingdom and re-introduces them from the inside out." - Meghan Dietsche Goel, "Nuts for Nonfiction," Publisher's Weekly
Go Adventure Mom: 2017 Gift Guide (50 Cities)
A "unique A-Z like no other, lavishly illustrated and annotated with key cultural icons, from famous people and inventions to events, food and monuments."
Natural History Magazine (Book of Bones)
“A visually elegant introduction to evolutionary specialization that’s both playful and thought-provoking” - #BookofBones, Gifts for Budding Scientists, Natural History Magazine, December 2017
Geek Dad: 14 Eye-Catching Cffee Table Books (50 Cities)
Jen Funk Weber: Review (50 Cities)
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Sub Sidekick: Busting Student Boredom: 5 Activity Books (50 States Activity Book)
Book Riot: 10 Best Nonfiction Picture Books (Book of Bones)