Seymour Simon's Book of Trains (Hardcover)

By Seymour Simon

Collins, 9780060284756, 40pp.

Publication Date: February 19, 2002

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/11/2004)
Library Binding (2/19/2002)

List Price: 17.99*
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Trains can carry
grain and gravel,
milk and machines,
cars and computers,
pipes and people.

Seymour Simon's exploration of these very different trains and their uses, combined with his characteristically eye-catching full-color photographs, captures the beauty and power of steam trains, diesel trains, electric trains, and more -- all at work!

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!

Praise For Seymour Simon's Book of Trains

“Young trainiacs rejoice…Big machinery has never looked better. ”
— Kirkus Reviews

“These are exactly the cool pictures for which the younger nonfiction set clamors.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Simon captures the combination of technology and romantic adventure that gives these machines their enduring appeal.”
— ALA Booklist