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Seymour Simon

Author of Our Solar System

255+ Works 28,868 Members 505 Reviews 2 Favorited

About the Author

Includes the name: Seymour Simon

Disambiguation Notice:

Note: Some online sources erroneously attribute the anonymous novel "Elinor" to Seymour Simon.

Do not confuse with Seymour Simons, the American jazz pianist and composer.

Series

Works by Seymour Simon

Our Solar System (1992) 1,065 copies, 12 reviews
Sharks (1995) 747 copies, 5 reviews
Volcanoes (1998) 745 copies, 14 reviews
Whales (1900) 712 copies, 7 reviews
Wolves (1993) 706 copies, 15 reviews
The Brain: Our Nervous System (1997) 686 copies, 7 reviews
Amazing Bats (2005) 664 copies, 6 reviews
The Moon (1984) 635 copies, 18 reviews
Lightning (1997) 623 copies, 13 reviews
Storms (1900) 619 copies, 9 reviews
Super Storms (2002) 610 copies, 3 reviews
Earthquakes (1991) 548 copies, 8 reviews
Bones: Our Skeletal System (1998) 542 copies, 9 reviews
Incredible Sharks (2003) 521 copies, 3 reviews
Animals Nobody Loves (2001) 506 copies, 14 reviews
Weather (1993) 478 copies, 10 reviews
Big Bugs (2005) 468 copies, 5 reviews
Muscles: Our Muscular System (1998) 441 copies, 2 reviews
Killer Whales (2002) 426 copies, 3 reviews
Earth: Our Planet In Space (1984) 419 copies, 6 reviews
Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids (1994) 418 copies, 2 reviews
Tornadoes (1999) 410 copies, 9 reviews
Snakes (1992) 388 copies, 6 reviews
Fighting Fires (2002) 383 copies, 6 reviews
Planets Around the Sun (2002) 365 copies, 7 reviews
Danger! Earthquakes (2002) 350 copies, 2 reviews
Danger! Volcanoes (2002) 344 copies, 12 reviews
Destination: Jupiter (1998) 335 copies
Baby Animals (2002) 332 copies, 6 reviews
Amazing Aircraft (2002) 326 copies, 2 reviews
The Sun (1986) 303 copies, 5 reviews
The Universe (1998) 298 copies, 3 reviews
Spiders (2003) 288 copies, 5 reviews
Mars (1987) 285 copies, 6 reviews
Wildfires (1996) 284 copies, 4 reviews
Big Cats (1991) 279 copies, 2 reviews
Stars (1986) 278 copies, 5 reviews
Icebergs and Glaciers (1987) 268 copies, 5 reviews
Gorillas (2000) 267 copies, 3 reviews
Wild Babies (1997) 258 copies, 9 reviews
Horses (2006) 245 copies, 6 reviews
Dogs (2004) 240 copies, 5 reviews
Penguins (2007) 235 copies, 7 reviews
Destination: Space (2002) 233 copies, 8 reviews
Crocodiles & Alligators (1999) 231 copies, 4 reviews
Wild Bears (2002) 221 copies, 2 reviews
Cats (2004) 216 copies, 6 reviews
Oceans (2006) 207 copies, 4 reviews
Top 50 Questions: Poisonous Animals (2007) 198 copies, 3 reviews
The Paper Airplane Book (1971) 195 copies, 1 review
Seymour Simon's Book of Trains (2002) 193 copies, 5 reviews
Hurricanes (2003) 190 copies, 8 reviews
Mountains (1994) 180 copies, 3 reviews
Galaxies (1980) 178 copies, 4 reviews
Eyes and Ears (2003) 166 copies, 5 reviews
Pyramids & Mummies (2003) 160 copies, 2 reviews
Out of Sight: Pictures of Hidden Worlds (2000) 160 copies, 3 reviews
Animal Fact/Animal Fable (1978) 147 copies, 2 reviews
Saturn (1985) 141 copies, 4 reviews
Top 50 Questions: Skeletons (2006) 137 copies, 3 reviews
Cool Cars (2003) 131 copies
Uranus (1987) 127 copies, 1 review
Top 50 Questions: Wild Earth (2009) 122 copies
Guts: Our Digestive System (2005) 122 copies, 5 reviews
Giant Machines (2002) 112 copies
Strange Mysteries from Around the World (1997) 100 copies, 4 reviews
Oceans (Wiley Nature Editions) (1990) 100 copies, 2 reviews
Global Warming (2010) 99 copies, 12 reviews
Deserts (1990) 97 copies, 2 reviews
Venus (1992) 91 copies
Dolphins (2009) 88 copies, 11 reviews
Mercury (1992) 86 copies, 2 reviews
Neptune (1991) 86 copies, 1 review
New Questions and Answers About Dinosaurs (1990) 86 copies, 1 review
Giant Snakes (1979) 77 copies, 1 review
Lungs: Your Respiratory System (2007) 76 copies, 1 review
Wild Weather (See In 3-D) (2005) 70 copies
Tropical Rainforests (2010) 56 copies, 4 reviews
Planets (See In 3-D) (2006) 53 copies, 1 review
The On-Line Spaceman and other cases (1997) 50 copies, 1 review
Coral Reefs (2013) 47 copies, 1 review
Animals in the Dark (Glow-in-the-Dark) (2008) 46 copies, 1 review
The Human Body (2008) 44 copies, 3 reviews
Space Travelers (2004) 42 copies, 1 review
Autumn Across America (1993) 41 copies, 2 reviews
Bridges (2005) 40 copies, 1 review
Knights And Castles (2006) 40 copies, 1 review
Skyscrapers: SeeMore Readers Level 2 (2005) 39 copies, 1 review
The Rock-Hound's Book (1973) 36 copies
Insects (2016) 35 copies
Butterflies (2011) 35 copies, 4 reviews
The Optical Illusion Book (1976) 35 copies
Planet Mars (2006) 33 copies
Destination: Moon (2019) 32 copies, 1 review
Under the Sea (See In 3-D) (2008) 32 copies
Rocks & Minerals (2017) 32 copies, 4 reviews
Polar Animals (See In 3-D) (2007) 32 copies
Exoplanets (2018) 31 copies, 1 review
Winter Across America (1994) 30 copies, 1 review
Seymour Simon's Extreme Earth Records (2015) 30 copies, 1 review
Seymour Simon's Extreme Oceans (2013) 29 copies, 2 reviews
The Smallest Dinosaurs (1982) 29 copies
Frogs (2015) 28 copies, 2 reviews
Star Walk (1995) 28 copies, 3 reviews
Fun Facts About Pets (2010) 25 copies, 4 reviews
The Largest Dinosaurs (1986) 23 copies, 1 review
Snakes (See in 3-D) (2007) 22 copies
Mirror magic (1980) 21 copies
Space Words: A Dictionary (1991) 18 copies, 3 reviews
Sea Creatures (2018) 18 copies
Poisonous snakes (1981) 17 copies
Water (2017) 17 copies, 2 reviews
Science Dictionary (1994) 16 copies
Spring Across America (1996) 16 copies, 1 review
Dinosaurs: Fact and Fable (2020) 16 copies
Ghosts (1976) 16 copies
From Paper Airplanes to Outer Space (2000) 16 copies, 1 review
Little giants (1983) 15 copies, 1 review
Hidden Worlds: Pictures of the Invisible (1983) 14 copies, 3 reviews
Einstein Anderson Makes Up for Lost Time (1981) 14 copies, 1 review
Long Journey from Space (1982) 13 copies
Sharks (See In 3-D) (2005) 13 copies
Elephants (2018) 13 copies
Birds on your street (1974) 11 copies
Deadly Ants (1979) 11 copies
Shadow Magic (1985) 10 copies
Space Monsters (1977) 9 copies
A Tree on Your Street (1973) 9 copies
Strange creatures (1981) 9 copies
Long View into Space (1987) 9 copies
Soap bubble magic (1985) 8 copies
About Your Heart (1974) 8 copies
Weather and Climate (1969) 8 copies
More Fun Facts About Pets (2012) 8 copies
The BASIC Book (1985) 7 copies
Science in a Vacant Lot (1970) 7 copies
Chemistry in the kitchen (1971) 7 copies
Beneath Your Feet (1977) 7 copies, 1 review
Wet & Dry (1969) 6 copies
Motion (1968) 6 copies
Meet the Computer (1985) 6 copies
Discovering What Garter Snakes Do (1975) 5 copies, 1 review
Sharks (Trail Blazers) (2009) 4 copies
About Foods You Eat (1979) 4 copies
Turtle Talk (1986) 4 copies
Meet baby animals (1980) 4 copies
Life and Death in Nature (1976) 4 copies
About Your Lungs (1978) 3 copies
About Your Brain (1981) 3 copies
A Building On Your Street (1973) 3 copies
A Handful of Soil (1970) 3 copies
Light & dark (1970) 3 copies
Water on Your Street (1974) 3 copies
Hot & Cold (1972) 3 copies
Soap bubbles (1969) 2 copies
Extreme Earth Records (2014) 2 copies
Beneath Your Feet (1977) 2 copies
Body Sense, Body Nonsense (1981) 2 copies
Discovering what frogs do (1969) 2 copies
Your First Home Computer (1985) 2 copies
Silly Space Monster Jokes & Riddles (2012) 1 copy, 1 review
Everything moves (1976) 1 copy

Associated Works

Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Contributor — 775 copies, 13 reviews
The Big Book For Our Planet (1993) — Contributor — 135 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 9, May 1978 (1978) — Contributor — 5 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 10, June 1976 — Contributor — 4 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 7, No. 12, August 1980 — Contributor — 3 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 7, March 1976 (1976) — Contributor — 3 copies

Tagged

3rd-4th (129) anatomy (96) animals (803) astronomy (333) bats (86) biology (150) body (67) bugs (69) children (107) children's (135) earth (119) earth science (142) fiction (67) geology (84) human body (242) informational (316) insects (121) juvenile (61) mammals (106) natural disasters (82) nature (228) NF (73) non-fiction (1,927) ocean (168) pets (62) photographs (78) picture book (361) planets (219) science (2,328) science nonfiction (61) Seymour Simon (66) sharks (127) solar system (216) space (551) storms (109) transportation (116) volcanoes (91) weather (493) whales (85) wolves (73)

Common Knowledge

Birthdate
1931-08-09
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
New York City, New York, USA
Places of residence
Columbia County, New York, USA
Short biography
[from Penguins]
Seymour Simon has been called "the dean of the [children's science book] field" by the New York Times. He has written more than 200 books for young readers and is the recipient of the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. Mr. Simon lives in Great Neck, New York, with his wife. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com.
Disambiguation notice
Note: Some online sources erroneously attribute the anonymous novel "Elinor" to Seymour Simon.

Do not confuse with Seymour Simons, the American jazz pianist and composer.

Members

Reviews

Informational text on a black background balanced with large (often full-page) photographs. Details information about the moon and lunar exploration.
 
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JoyfulMommy07 | 17 other reviews | May 1, 2024 |
 
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BooksInMirror | 4 other reviews | Feb 19, 2024 |
EducatingParents.org rating: Approved
 
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MamaBearLendingDen | 5 other reviews | Dec 1, 2023 |
As an amateur entomologist and critter collector, I reference this book a lot.
It also gives adequate advice for temporary housing of larger creatures, like frogs and newts. It specifies in the book that some of these setups are only meant for temporary housing, or for short-term observation before release. I appreciate that!
 
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eurydactyl | 3 other reviews | Jul 20, 2023 |

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Statistics

Works
255
Also by
8
Members
28,868
Popularity
#695
Rating
3.9
Reviews
505
ISBNs
1,181
Languages
3
Favorited
2

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