Book of Flight: 10 Record-Breaking Animals with Wings



A stunning world-records book of animal flight, by the author-and-illustrator team behind the bestselling Book of Bones!

  • A worthy follow-up to Balkan and Brewster's bestselling Book of Bones, featuring informational back matter and touchable wings
  • Packed with guess-who challenges, unbelievable facts, engaging comparisons, and stunning reveals
  • A playful and unusual approach to nonfiction, touching animal anatomy, animal behavior, simple aeronautics, and aviation design
  • The superlative structure echoes books of world records, a bestselling category for the age group
  • Fully researched and vetted by experts

Meet ten fascinating flyers through a series of superlatives – and guess who's who while learning about airborne animals. From the fastest (white-throated needle tail) to the most acrobatic (flying fox bat), and from the best glider (colugo) to the best backward flyer (hummingbird), each master of flight is cleverly depicted in a blueprint-inspired diagram, accompanied by playful, informative text. The stunning page-turn reveal features a full-color illustration and an explanation of what makes each animal's way of flying so special.

Ages 5-8 years


Gabrielle Balkan is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn, New York. Her books include the acclaimed Book of Bones and The 50 States atlas series.

Sam Brewster is an award-winning freelance illustrator, photographer, and filmmaker based in London. This is his third children's book.

Format: Hardback
Size: 315 x 254 mm (12 3/8 x 10 in)
Pages: 48 pp
Illustrations: 48 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714878638