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Seymour Simon's Book of Trains [Hardcover]

By Seymour Simon (Author) & Seymour Simon (Illustrator)
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Photographs and brief text present different kinds of trains and their cars: passenger trains, mountain trains, freight trains, diesel locomotives, gondolas, hopper cars, tank cars, and more.

Publishers Description

Trains can carry grain and gravel, milk and machines, cars and computers, pipes and people.

Seymour Simon's exploration of these very different trains and their uses, combined with his characteristically eye-catching full-color photographs, captures the beauty and power of steam trains, diesel trains, electric trains, and more -- all at work

Citations And Professional Reviews
Seymour Simon's Book of Trains by Seymour Simon has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 496
  • Kirkus Review - Children - 01/01/2002 page 51
  • Booklist - 02/15/2002 page 1018
  • Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks - 03/01/2002 page 257
  • PW Notes and Reprints - 03/11/2002 page 75
  • School Library Journal - 05/01/2002 page 144
  • Horn Book Magazine - 05/01/2002 page 350
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2002 page 440
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2003 page 28
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2002 page 440
  • Publishers Weekly - 03/11/2002
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 319

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Item Specifications...

Studio: HarperCollins
Pages   40
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 11.5" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   0.95 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 19, 2002
Publisher   HarperCollins
Age  4-6
ISBN  0060284757  
ISBN13  9780060284756  
UPC  046594016959  

Availability  0 units.

More About Seymour Simon

Seymour Simon Seymour Simon, whom the NY Times called "the dean of [children’s science] writers," is the author of more than 250 highly acclaimed science books (many of which have been named Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association). His free, educational children’s app, SCIENCE FUN TO GO, debuted in the Top 10 of all free children’s apps in the Amazon App store, and features in-app purchase of original Seymour Simon eBooks for iPhone/iTouch/iPad and Android devices.

Seymour Simon’s website is a unique online destination designed to engage children in reading, writing, and interacting with Seymour and his books, as well as to provide families and educators with a rich array of resources designed to enhance their children’s reading experience. In 2011, the website was named an Official Honoree in the Personal Blog/Website category in The 15th Annual Webby Awards, the only child-targeted website to win in the category.

The website provides free downloads of a wealth of materials for educators, homeschoolers and parents to use with his books, including 4-page Teacher Guides for all 28 of his Collins/Smithsonian photo essay books. The site also provides multiple resources for kids writing book reports or wanting to explore the online Science Dictionary. Classrooms and school librarians use the popular Seymour Science blog to stay up with science news, and to discuss and comment on current topics.

Seymour Simon’s books encourage children to enjoy the world around them through learning and discovery, and by making science fun. He has introduced tens of millions of children to a staggering array of subjects; one prominent science education specialist described Simon’s books as "extraordinary examples of expository prose." Simon taught science and creative writing in elementary and secondary schools and was chair of the science department at a junior high school in the New York City public school system before leaving to become a full-time writer. "I haven’t really given up teaching," he says, "and I suppose I never will, not as long as I keep writing and talking to kids around the country and the world."

Seymour Simon currently resides in Long Island, in the state of New York.

Seymour Simon has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Seemore Readers: Level 1 (Paperback)
  2. Seemore Readers: Level 2 (Paperback)

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( S ) > Simon, Seymour
3Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Transportation > Trains > Nonfiction
4Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8

Reviews - What do customers think about Seymour Simon's Book of Trains?

Learn about trains!  Jun 1, 2007
We thought our 4 yr old train fanatic had taught us everything we needed to know about all the different train cars, but this book had a lot more knowledge for us. It's one of his favorite books, and has large photographs of trains and train cars. I think this is a must-have for any train loving kid!
A great book for my son and me  May 8, 2007
This is a wonderful story with great artwork. Sure to please the train lover.
Great Book  Jan 9, 2007
Perfect reading for my two year old grandson who is fascinated with trains!
Very informative  Aug 29, 2006
After reading this book, our 3 year old can name every type of rail car. We live near a busy line and he is quite fond of calling out the types of cars he sees.
Geat for new reader  Mar 23, 2006
5 year old boys love this book and since they won't get bored, it helps them learn to read.

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