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Seymour Simon's Extreme Earth Records

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Imagine exploring the most extreme parts of our amazing planet—trekking though the driest desert, climbing the snowiest mountaintops, and diving to the deepest regions of the ocean floor. Seymour Simon, the dean of children's science nonfiction, investigates Earth's biggest, smallest, deepest, and coldest environments, animals, plants, and most severe weather. These mind-b ...more
Hardcover, 60 pages
Published August 29th 2012 by Chronicle Books
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Danielle Scharen
Non-fiction/Informational texts

I loved this book and would love to have it in my classroom no matter what grade I teach! It is wordier than other books of similar topics, so I would imagine having it 3rd grade and up, although I am sure many 1st and 2nd grade students would be able to read and understand most of the text. This book is a non-fiction book about extreme weather conditions on Earth. It is a science related book with amazing pictures and other great facts about our world besides just
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These books take the other Seymour Simon books I read and just pushes them to the extreme (pun intended). Both books take on different topics and gives the readers extreme facts and information about the topics. Topics range from “Big Waves and Giant Tides”, “Dangerous Sea Animals”, and “Climate Change” in Extreme Oceans and “The Coldest Place on Earth”, “The Biggest Earthquake on Earth”, and “The Largest Volcanic Eruption on Earth” in Extr
This nifty title focuses on the world's extremes, the place that is considered the coldest spot on the Earth or the deepest or the driest. The twelve chapters are short, usually containing three pages of text and one full-page photograph, and they are packed with interesting information about each of the spots. Because the text is written in such an engaging fashion, readers will feel immediately pulled into the writing, almost sure that they have traveled to the snowiest and iciest place on Ear ...more
This is a survey nonfiction book. It has short 'chapters' of 4 pages each (including some wonderful photography) that discuss the hottest place, the most remote place, the driest place, the biggest earthquake, etc. on earth. I found the information interesting, and I could see some of my students really pouring over this book. "Ms. Wilson, did you know...?"

Contains contents, index, insets, sidebars, photos and at least one graph. Would be great for a unit on weather or other earth science unit
This was a really interesting book to read with my 6 year old. He is all about crazy facts and cool pictures so this was right up his alley.
Excellent read for the Guinness Book of records type person! Seymour Simon's books are always good to read aloud.
Karen Arendt
This nonfiction book includes information on the coldest, hottest, deepest, highest, driest, rainiest, snowiest places on earth. Also included are the biggest earthquake, largest volcanic eruption, and most destructive tsunami. Photographs accompany each 2-3 page chapter and includes an index. This book would be good for beginning research on a variety of earth topics as well as appealing to boys everywhere!
Yoo Kyung Sung
It is a collection of interesting data!
The hottest place
the most remote place
the deepest place
the highest place
the rainest place
the driest place
the snowiest and iciest place

I can see how even younger children can get engaged with a buddy reading ..with their parents or older siblings.. it is simply fun to find it out those data!
Sharon Lawler
Photographs and text take the reader on a world wide quest to find the coldest, hottest, rainiest, driest, and all the other "-iest" places on earth.
The way the information is presented in this book is very clear and interesting. It is perfect for children fascinated by nature and weather.
An engaging format with informative text about Earth's extreme destinations, this book offers young readers topics for further inquiry.
Excellent book that will really capture kids' imaginations.
Great book for the very young armchair explorer.
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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).

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