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Featured books by Seymour Simon

Reading Rockets recommends the following books by Seymour Simon.

Animals Nobody Loves

By: Seymour Simon
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

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

By: Seymour Simon
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

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.

Butterflies

By: Seymour Simon
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Stunning full-color photographs and tantalizing text introduce these fascinating creatures and how and where they live.

Giant Snakes

By: Seymour Simon
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Snakes seem larger than life in this informative, engaging book with clear and colorful pictures. This one is sure to inspire newly independent readers.

Horses

By: Seymour Simon
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

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

By: Seymour Simon
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

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.

Oceans

By: Seymour Simon
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

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.

Our Solar System

By: Seymour Simon
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Spectacular photographs (primarily from NASA) and a readable, up-to-date text present current information about our solar system. Moreover, the author's interest in science and this topic are effectively shared and may inspire readers.

Seymour Simon's Book of Trains

By: Seymour Simon
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

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.

Stars

By: Seymour Simon
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

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.

Tornadoes

By: Seymour Simon
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

The power of nature and its destructive potential is presented in astonishing photographs and clear text. The book also introduces the reader to the way scientists study tornadoes.

Weather

By: Seymour Simon
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

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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