Thursday, January 27, 2011

New Children's Books!

Check out the newest addition to our Bookshelves!

Seymour Simon has brought us 4 beautiful books that he has signed just for you!

We are thrilled to add these wonderful and educational books to our shelves. This is only a sampling of the many books that Seymour has to offer. His work is also available for your ipad or iphone.

Can't wait to hear what you think!

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 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, and has a website ( that is chock full of information and free resources for kids, educators and families.

These four books are part of Seymour Simon's photo-essay series which is co-branded with the Smithsonian Institution, giving them a special seal of approval from a leading U.S. authority on science and education. Simon's Smithsonian series won the Mom's Choice Gold Award for exceptional content for children in 2010.

Seymour Simon has been honored with many awards for his work, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Empire State Award for Excellence in Literature for young people, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Forum on Children’s Science Books.

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 writes and photographs nature from his weekend/summer home in Copake Lake.

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