Search Results: "Seymour Simon"


BOOK REVIEW

SEYMOUR SIMON'S EXTREME EARTH RECORDS by Seymour Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A dozen earthly gems, buffed high by Simon. (index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Simon adds another to his mammoth body of swinging, smart science books for kids. Read full book review >

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SEYMOUR SIMON’S BOOK OF TRAINS by Seymour Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2002

"Detail-lovers might wish to know just which trains they are seeing, and a bibliography or list of Web sites at the end would not have been amiss—but big machinery has never looked better. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
Young trainiacs rejoice! Read full book review >

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SEYMOUR SIMON'S EXTREME OCEANS by Seymour Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"A weak alternative to the author's widely available single-subject titles. (index, no bibliography, downloadable teacher's guide requires sign-up) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
A slapdash survey of oceanic science from the prolific veteran. Read full book review >

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SEYMOUR SIMON'S COLORS IN NATURE by Seymour Simon
Released: June 8, 2014

"An engaging, prismatic kids' book."
A picture book that takes a vivid look at the colors that surround us. Read full book review >

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SIMON by Richard Kennedy
Released: Feb. 25, 1954

"Historical romance on an old theme, broad enough to give it new life."
England during Cromwell's revolution, and especially that part of Devon which saw the heat of it, backgrounds an adventure of loyalties and plots, highlights a character and vividly paints the issues with which he has to deal. Read full book review >

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SIMON by Alexander Masters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"A rarefied glimpse at bizarre brilliance."
The breezy biography of a highly eccentric mathematician. Read full book review >

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AUTUMN ACROSS AMERICA by Seymour Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 1993

"The handsome color photos—by the author himself, among others—are mounted on pages in vivid autumnal colors embellished with delicate traceries of leaves: sometimes dazzling when it comes to reading, but right in the spirit of a perfect October day. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
The noted science writer covers familiar territory with his characteristic flair, offering real specifics on: why leaves turn; the earth's rotation and angle with respect to the sun; the calendar vs. other measures of the season; a sampling of seasonal animal behavior (bison clustering around Yellowstone's hot springs; monarch butterfly migrations); sights across the nation (milkweed, pumpkins, brilliant yellow aspens in the Rockies, heavy rains in the Olympic rain forest). Read full book review >

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HEY, SEYMOUR! by Walter Wick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Another mesmerizing outing from the sultan of seek-and-find. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Gatefolds expose sudden calamities, eye-widening surprises, and—of course—fresh cascades of small toys, charms, beads, and found bric-a-brac in 10 teeming scenes. Read full book review >

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SEYMOUR BLEU by Catherine  Deeter
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"An edifying portrait of one of the ways an artist works. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Deeter (who illustrated Alice Walker's Finding the Green Stone, 1991, etc.) guides readers through an exploration of the artistic process. Read full book review >

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WINTER ACROSS AMERICA by Seymour Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 1994

"A book smart enough to be kept on the reference shelf, but with photos that tempt you to tear them out and frame them. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-10)"
Simon (Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids, p. 995, etc.) has written a lively and informative text as a companion to his Autumn Across America (1993). Read full book review >

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GUTS by Seymour Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Simon's books remain blessedly free of distracting sidebars and other trendy bells and whistles, and that simplicity in itself may be one of the keys to his enduring success. (Nonfiction. 5-12)"
Guts has a lot going for it. Read full book review >

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EYES AND EARS by Seymour Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Not bad overall, but not as good as it could be, and there's a wealth of material recently published on these topics. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Distilling complicated scientific information to primary-grade level is never easy, and Simon (Amazing Aircraft, not reviewed, etc.), widely known for his work on a broad range of topics, makes some unfortunate errors in this account of how we hear and see. Read full book review >