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Gabrielle Balkan

Gabrielle Balkan is best known for non-fiction books that delight readers ages 5 - 12 with curious and essential facts about the United States and animal record-breakers.


You're the boss! Invent Your Own State + Make a Map

What if you could invent your very own state? Would you have sunny skies or pristine snow? And what about food? Could you grow apples that taste like...donuts? Your curious kid and I will enjoy a lively conversation about what makes a good community and create a map to go with it.

Gabrielle Balkan

45 Minute Program

Where in the World? Making Magic with Maps

How many goats live in Texas? Where does Mothman have a home? Your curious kid and I will enjoy a lively conversation about the good, bad, and ugly of maps. Will we make our own map? You bet!

Gabrielle Balkan

30 Minute Program

True or False: Animal Fact Fun-xplosion!

Q) True or False: The world's fastest flyer is NOT the peregrine falcon. A) Your animal-lovers will tell you once they sort of the clues to find out the answer to this...while connecting animal anatomy to their own. Extra fun in this an expanded 45-minute visit.

Gabrielle Balkan

45 Minute Program

What about a Wing? Invent The Fastest Animal

What happens if you put hawk wings on a cheetah? Your animal-lover will discover what types of wings lead to certain types of flight, what types of bones go with what types of behavior and use all this knowledge to invent their very own animal. A super silly time.

Gabrielle Balkan

45 Minute Program

Whose Bones are These? An Animal Guessing + Drawing Game

Who has wrinkly skin, stands while they sleep, and has the heaviest bone in the world? Animals lovers ages 4-8 will learn how much bones can tell you about an animal while showing off their guessing and drawing skills.

Gabrielle Balkan

30 Minute Program

True or False: Animal Fact Fun-xplosion!

Q: True or False: The world's largest animal could fit three motorcycles on its jaw. A: Your animal lover will tell you the answer once they participate in our highly engaging, super silly, and very factual 30-minute visit.

Gabrielle Balkan

30 Minute Program

Gabrielle Balkan is best known for non-fiction books that delight readers ages 5 - 12 with curious and essential facts about the United States and animal record-breakers.

Reviewers have called her books "playful", "thought-provoking", "engaging", and "splendid." Her books include The 50 States, 50 Cities, Book of Bones, Book of Flight, and Whose Bones: An Animal Guessing Game.

Visit her online at www.gabriellebalkan.com and chat with her on social media at @gabriellebalkan.

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50 Cities of the U.S.A.

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The 50 States

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Book of Flight

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The 50 States: Activity Book

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Whose Bones?

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Book of Bones

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