April 22, 2018

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Pictures of the Week: Author Gabrielle Balkan Wows Librarians at Quarto Fall Preview

On Wednesday May 13, Quarto Publishing USA presented its fall titles during its first-ever librarian preview, calling attention to its new nonfiction imprint, Wide Eyed Editions. On hand was author Gabrielle Balkan, whose book The 50 States, state-by-state look at the United States, is one of the latest offerings from the imprint.


Gabrielle Balkan

Author Gabrielle Balkan discusses her writing process.


Michelle Bayuk, Gabrielle Balkan, and Betsy Bird

(From l. to r.) Michelle Bayuk, associate director children’s book marketing, publicity, and social media at Quarto Publishing Group USA; author Gabrielle Balkan; and youth materials specialist at New York Public Library and SLJ blogger Betsy Bird.



  1. Thank you for joining the preview! The Quarto sales and marketing team knocked my socks off with their presentation of the Quarto editorial and design team’s work. It was a treat to have such a supportive, attentive…and FUN group of librarians and SLJ-ers in attendance!