Seymour Simon's Book of Trains (Paperback)

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Award-winning science writer 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! This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 6 to 8. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

Seymour Simon knows how to explain science to kids and make it fun. He was a teacher for more than twenty years, has written more than 250 books, and has won multiple awards.

This book includes an author's note, glossary, and index and supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards.

About the Author

Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 300 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, 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. He and his wife, Liz, live in Columbia County in Upstate New York. You can visit him online at, where students can post on the “Seymour Science Blog” and educators can download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!

Praise For…

“Young trainiacs rejoice…Big machinery has never looked better. ” — Kirkus Reviews

“These are exactly the cool pictures for which the younger nonfiction set clamors.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Simon captures the combination of technology and romantic adventure that gives these machines their enduring appeal.” — ALA Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780064462235
ISBN-10: 0064462234
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: May 11th, 2004
Pages: 40
Language: English