Reading Rockets recommends the following books by Seymour Simon.
Animals Nobody Loves
Once this book is opened, readers will readily agree with its title. This array of creatures all share in “grossness” sure to engage young readers with the fascinatingly yucky photographs and well-presented text.
Bones: Our Skeletal System
Bones are more than just the framework for the human body; they play an important part in creating blood and more. Photographs including MRI and other scanners combine with understandable text for this scientific exploration of the human body.
Stunning full-color photographs and tantalizing text introduce these fascinating creatures and how and where they live.
Snakes seem larger than life in this informative, engaging book with clear and colorful pictures. This one is sure to inspire newly independent readers.
Stunning, full color photographs of horses and clear, simple text provide a glimpse into the evolution and history of the horse and its interaction with mankind.
Hurricanes, their origin and their destructive power (as well as their relatives, the tropical storm and depression) are presented here in striking photographs and cogent text.
Water makes earth different than any other planet and most of it is in our oceans. Remarkable photographs and engaging text introduce this amazing subject.
Seymour Simon's Book of Trains
Fascinating information about trains and the various cars seen on them (even the now defunct caboose) draw readers into this unique form of transportation. Full-color photographs add scale and detail.
Do aliens come from the stars? What is that twinkling out there? How long does it take for a star’s light to reach Earth? Stunning photographs, computer-generated, and clear text present basic information about stars, sure to pique curiosity.
One of nature’s most volatile weather events is the tornado. In this updated edition, the author presents the formation, tracking, and devastation created by twisters. Dramatic photographs and a brief list of additional resources conclude this fascinating book.
What causes the weather and its patterns? How do we measure weather? All your meteorological questions are explored with crisp text and dramatic photographs.
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