by Seymour Simon

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Join award-winning science writer Seymour Simon in this picture book introduction to weather!

Ever wonder what makes the wind blow? Or where clouds come from, or rain? And what about the warmth of a summer day?

Every day we experience weather, but why do we experience the weather the way we do?

With clear, simple text and stunning full-color photographs, readers will learn all about the way weather works in this informative picture book!

Perfect for young scientists’ school reports, this book supports the Common Core State Standards.

Check out these other Seymour Simon books about Weather:

  • Global Warming
  • Hurricanes
  • Lightning
  • Storms
  • Tornadoes
  • Wildfires

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060884390
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/23/2006
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 202,638
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

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!

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Weather (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Leann_Thompson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book explains the way the sun and the earth work together to create the weather we encounter daily. There is information on all aspects of weather; however, there's not as much information on storms as the book cover suggests.A good book to spark interest in weather in general.
sharese on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:A book in a series for the Smithsonian by Seymour Simon. Amazing photographs and drawings dominate in this book about weather patterns and why the weather works and exists as it does on earth. Touches on how people impact the weather by what we do on earth. A great read for curious readers and for adults too.Review:I love this series of books by Seymour Simon and think all of them should be in my classroom. The incredible pictures go along with a weath of information that is great for readers of all ages. The book ends talking about the effects of smog and fires and how we need to help our earth maintain it's weather patterns. Excellent book.
karenamorg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Weather gives the reader a basic overview of how different weather patterns are created, the names and properties of different clouds, how several elements of weather are produced (including rain, snow, sleet, hailstones) and how weather patterns are analyzed. Illustrative photographs, mostly taken by the author, clearly support the text. This is an excellent introduction to basic aspects of weather and would be a very effective unit opener read aloud in grades 3-6. Students, particularly those that are strong auditory learners or with good reading and listening comprehension skills, could come away with a good understanding of these topics, but since there are only a few diagrams, it would be very effective to supplement it with video or other graphic depictions of weather phenomena. Overall, this survey book will get students thinking about the subject of weather and hopefully generate curiosity to explore and learn more about it. Target audience grades 3-5.Simon, S. (1993). Weather. New York: Harper Collins.
JordanDelp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about weather. It tells all you could ever want to know about weather. It includes what factors effect weather, what results from different weather conditions, tells about the different types of weather, and even has information about the various types of clouds. I would definitely use this book as a resource for my students to use for a research paper on weather. I rate this book a 5 out of 5 because the information is accurate and the pictures are amazing and detailed, which helps to keep the reader engaged.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is another great book by Seymour Simon. Perfect for first and second graders. Easy to understand and simple. I share this book with my 4 and 5 year old grandkids. They can relate to its content. We go outside and talk about the clouds, the wind, and other subjects of nature, including themselves. It turns their little minds on and they have begun asking real questions about life and nature. Very good.
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She-Wolf More than 1 year ago
This book was for my son who is interested in the weather and all aspects of it. Great pictures and easy for him to read. Explains about the different types of weather, and what it does. A must for those who want to teach kids or adults about our weather in everyday life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago