Search Results: "Seymour Simon"


BOOK REVIEW

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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FROGS by Seymour Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"A grand addition to any elementary-age collection of nature titles. (index, websites) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Frogs and toads, amphibians who lead a double life on water and on land, are the subject of this veteran science writer's latest nature exploration. Read full book review >

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CORAL REEFS by Seymour Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"For research or for pleasure, titles by Jason Chin, Sneed Collard or Gail Gibbons offer more. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
The author of over 250 science books for children turns his attention to coral reefs. Read full book review >

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HORSES by Seymour Simon
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Don't bother. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
Well-conceived, beautifully presented horse books abound, so surely there's no need to sacrifice trees for this one, which reads like a poorly organized encyclopedia article, except that encyclopedias rarely make so many mistakes. Read full book review >

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CATS by Seymour Simon
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Solid, if not remarkable, offerings that provide just enough information for primary-graders without overwhelming. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
A matched pair of vintage Simons explores humankind's favorite house pets. Read full book review >

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DESTINATION: JUPITER by Seymour Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"As in the original, the pictures are large and focused; the book is a return trip not to be missed. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
An updated version of Simon's 1985 book with more spectacular full-color photographs and much more recent information. Read full book review >

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STORMS by Seymour Simon
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Released: March 24, 1989

A dramatic look at the formation of thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes, with spectacular, full-color photos on every page. Read full book review >

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MOUNTAINS by Seymour Simon
NONFICTION
Released: March 1, 1994

"Simon may have done more than any other living author to help us understand and appreciate the beauty of our planet and our universe; this is a fine addition to his collection. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
In the trademark Simon style, carefully selected color photos (including some by the author and five by the noted Galen Rowell), drawings, and a clear and informative text tell the story of Earth's mountains: their formation, relative sizes, ecology, and influence on weather. Read full book review >

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NEPTUNE by Seymour Simon
NATURE
Released: March 22, 1991

"The publisher's advised ``5 up'' is unlikely; the language here is more appropriate for older children, though younger children might enjoy the illustrations.~(Nonfiction. 9+)"
In a companion to his other books about planets, Simon uses stunning pictures from Voyager 2 to accompany a straightforward description of Neptune's place in the solar system, its relation to Earth (although the drawing showing the two is out of scale), and the bizarre nature of its atmosphere, rings, and moons. Read full book review >

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SNAKES by Seymour Simon
ANIMALS
Released: May 30, 1992

"Another winner from the prolific, reliable Simon. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
The dramatic cover photo of an orangey-gold boa snaking from a black background will insure that this doesn't sit long on the shelf. Read full book review >

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SPRING ACROSS AMERICA by Seymour Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 1996

"Beautiful and informative. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
On the heels of Autumn Across America (1993) and Winter Across America (1994) in a series reminiscent of Edwin Way Teale's classic adult collection, The American Seasons (1951-1965), comes this lavishly illustrated book by a veteran science writer for children. Read full book review >

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INSECTS by Seymour Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"Informative and appealing—but flawed. (index, websites) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
A photo essay invites young readers to explore the world of insects. Read full book review >