Books written by Seymour Simon



HarperCollins | November 27, 2018 | 40 pages
Join award-winning science writer Seymour Simon as he investigates the many characteristics and behaviors of one of the world’s most beloved animals: the elephant! From their ancient relatives, woolly mammoths and mastodons, to their amazingly versatile trunks and strong ivory tusks, elephants... More Info


HarperCollins | October 31, 2017 | 40 pages
From award-winning science writer Seymour Simon comes a brand-new nonfiction photo essay picture book that explores the one thing on Earth we cannot live without: water! Learn all about the water cycle, the effect on our planet of rising ocean temperatures, how essential clean water is around the... More Info

Rocks & Minerals

HarperCollins | August 15, 2017 | 48 pages
Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon explains to readers the different types of rocks and minerals with fascinating facts and stunning full-color photographs. Readers will learn how to identify and classify various kinds of stones, such as granite, sandstone, basalt, quartz, and crystal. This... More Info

Our Solar System (revised edition)

HarperCollins | August 26, 2014 | 48 pages
In this completely updated edition of Our Solar System, Seymour Simon takes young readers on a fascinating tour through space! With beautiful full-color photographs and spacecraft images, young readers will learn all about the beginning of the solar system, including the sun and the eight planets... More Info

Seymour Simon's Extreme Oceans

Chronicle Books | April 2, 2013 | 60 pages
Join Seymour Simon, the "dean" of children's science nonfiction, as he investigates the most extreme environments, animals, plants, and weather in the ocean. Imagine exploring the most extreme parts of our amazing oceans—riding the tallest waves, diving to the darkest depths, and encountering the... More Info