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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ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2000

"This purportedly informational book may arouse more questions from attentive young readers than it answers. (Nonfiction. 69)"
The team that collaborated on two previous titles in this series, They Swim the Seas (1998) and Ride the Wind (1997), turns its attention to the overland migration of various groups of animals, including the Lapps of northern Norway. 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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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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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 >

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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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HEALTH
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"The same science savvy and enthusiasm that has made Simon's titles on the universe so popular has been turned inward to uncover extraordinary facts about the human body. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8+)"
``Make a fist. Read full book review >

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WEATHER by Seymour Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Generally competent and certainly attractive, but not Simon's best. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Remarking that ``nothing about the weather is very simple,'' Simon goes on to describe how the sun, atmosphere, earth's rotation, ground cover, altitude, pollution, and other factors influence it; briefly, he also tells how weather balloons gather information. Read full book review >

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EARTHQUAKES by Seymour Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

"Simon concludes with advice on what to do in a quake, plus a comforting note: the chances of being hurt are slight. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Another good Simon book about our natural and unnatural landscape. 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 >