Join award-winning science writer Seymour Simon as he explores some of the world's largest marvels: mountains! With clear, simple text and stunning full-color photographs, readers will learn all about these amazing natural structures in this informative picture book! 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.
From the snowy Alps to the Appalachians' worn peaks, mountains are a dramatic reminder of the ages past and ages to come. People have lived on and around mountains for thousands of years, yet it is only recently that we have been able to understand how these natural monuments were formed. Now, anyone can explore these ancient and colossal natural wonders.
Perfect for young scientists' school reports, this book supports the Common Core State Standards.
Check out these other Seymour Simon books about the Natural World:
- Coral Reefs
- Icebergs & Glaciers
- Rocks & Minerals
- Tropical Rainforests
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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 www.seymoursimon.com, 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!