The 50 States: Explore the U.S.A. with 50 Fact-Filled Maps!
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About the Author
Author Gabrielle Balkan has written over 20 books for children, including the Mr. President series for Scholastic. She lives and works in New York.
Sol Linero is a children's book illustrator and graphic designer from Buenos Aires. Her distinctive artwork is filled with rich detail, bright colors and a love for local culture. She has worked for Airbnb, Pottery Barn Kids, Unicef and international magazines such as Oprah, Jamie Oliver, Wired and Scholastic. With Wide-Eyed Editions, Sol has also illustrated the bestselling 50 States series.
"When I first laid eyes on The 50 States, written and researched by Gabrielle Balkan and illustrated by Sol Linero, I absolutely had to have it because I think it's easily the most delightful book on the topic that I've ever seen."- Inhabitots
"Author Gabrielle Balkan's research and writing draws readers in with a fun mash-up of history, geography and pop culture, while Sol Linero's illustrations make every spread a delight."- BookPage
"A stylish atlas that evokes the character and diversity of the country, equally suitable for coffee tables or family vacations."- Publishers Weekly
"A great read to share with your young one. Bright and colorful, you'll enjoy it as much as they will!"- Design Sponge
"A big, beautiful educational journey across the U.S."- Pretty Prudent
"Surprises abound in The 50 States, a splendid reference, coffee-table book and conversation starter for anyone, anywhere."- Shelf Awareness
"For Those Who Pride Themselves on Knowing Their State's Flower/Bird/Motto. A large-format atlas of the U.S., The 50 States is chock-full of interesting facts, trivia and history."- Family Circle
"A colorful introduction to the 50 states....an above-average title on a popular topic, and state trivia enthusiasts will find it entertaining and useful." -"- School Library Journal
"There are Tlingit nation canoes in Alaska, Walden Pond in Massachusetts, Harpers Ferry in West Virginia (but also the first pepperoni roll and first red-brick street; not all icons are serious business)."- Kirkus Reviews
"Readers will enjoy browsing this oversized and colorful atlas of the United States....will offer hours of browsing pleasure."- Literacy Daily (International Literacy Association)
"Open the large formatted book and explore the United States. Each state (and the District of Columbia) is presented handsome, colorful, and highly informative maps to create a memorable journey."- Reading Rockets
"The engaging, colorful pages, high interest facts, and intriguing material make this a volume that has appeal for a wide audience."- School Library Connection, Highly Recommended