Lightning

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Exceptional nonfiction for children from two of the most trusted names in science education: Seymour Simon and the Smithsonian Institution.

Photographs and text explore the natural phenomenon of lightning.

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Overview

Exceptional nonfiction for children from two of the most trusted names in science education: Seymour Simon and the Smithsonian Institution.

Photographs and text explore the natural phenomenon of lightning.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1-5A purple-hued cover photo attracts readers to this fascinating topic. The stunning, vibrantly colored photographs help to explain the text, illustrating points such as the differences between the three kinds of lightning. Short, simple sentences make this topic accessible to younger readers but do not talk down to older report writers. Simon emphasizes precautions about lightning for example, "If you are in water, get out as soon as possible". He also lists safe places to be if you are caught out in the open during a lightning storm. Libraries that own Stephen Kramer's Lightning Carolrhoda, 1992 or Jonathan Kahl's Thunderbolt Lerner, 1993 may not need an additional title covering similar material, but the outstanding photos make Simon's book a striking selection.Blair Christolon, Prince William Library, Manassas, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060884352
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/23/2006
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 169,183
  • Age range: 6 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet 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 250 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 Great Neck, New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com, where you can read "Seymour Science Blog" and download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Many of Seymour's award-winning books are also available as ebooks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2010

    Very Good

    My six year old grandson is fasinated by the weather and he picked this one out himself. We have been reading it together, and although I have to explain some of it to him, he really is enjoying it. I've been learning things I either didn't know, or had forgotten about lightening.

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  • Posted September 12, 2009

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    great book

    brought for my 5 yr old son..great photos and very informatve..he loves this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2004

    Great Learning Tool

    This is a great learning tool for those who are interested in knowing what lightning is. The pictures are fantastic. The book is easy to read and explains the many aspects of lightning.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2001

    Best book you can read over and over again.

    This was my favorite book. I kept reading and re-reading it untill an unknown girl ruined it.

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