Artists & Composers

...I love it. I have been reading and showing Mike's text and drawings to everyone and we can't stop laughing. 

-- Faith Ringgold

Mike Venezia is a genius. Seriously. He has taken the intimidating subjects of art and music history and not only made them understandable, but irresistible... 

-- The Old Schoolhouse, The Magazine for Homeschool Families. Read the Full Review Here



This is truly the child's presidential reference set that no home or school should be without. 

-- The Midwest Book Review

Several of my children were actually fighting over the first new GETTING TO KNOW THE U.S. PRESIDENTS book when it came in. My 15 year-old, down to the 7-year-old, have read through the “Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists” and “Getting to Know the Worlds Greatest Composers” books with a passion – ok, guilty…. I read through them with as much delighted fervor as they do. ... Now if only Mr. Venezia would be kind enough to write a series on fractions…. 

--Jenefer Igarashi, Senior Editor, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Old Schoolhouse, Read the Full Review Here 


Inventors and Scientists

Previous Getting to Know series established the mix of approachable facts and wacky illustrations, and this set tackles major figures in science. Mike Venezia's visuals will grab readers, and his research will keep them hooked. -- Top Ten Non-Fiction Series, Booklist, April 1, 2009.

...a welcome addition to an elementary school library. -- Science Books & Films