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Seymour Simon launches new website
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One of my very favorite children’s science book authors has re-launched a kid-friendly, fun, colorful, smart new website. After poking around the site this week, I thought it was definitely worth mentioning to our readers. Seymour Simon is a recipient of the SB&F Prize Lifetime Achievement Award for his significant contributions to children’s science literature.  Seymour’s interest in science and passion for bringing science to kids shines through on his new website, The new site is easily navigable by children and is full of noteworthy features for children, parents and teachers. For children there are science jokes and riddles, an online science dictionary (full of graphics and easy-to-understand definitions) for homework help, and an extensive “about the author” section (great for book reports and author studies). Children, parents and teachers will all enjoy the Seymour Science Blog. Among other things, Seymour discusses recent science news stories, and often ties these stories to one of his book (he’s written over 250!). For educators (who sign up for a free account) the website provides project ideas and discussion guides for a wide variety of topics, discussion boards, and downloadable chapters. offers readers a great extension to the author’s already superb books. Professor of Education at the University of Missouri and member of the SB&F Prize committee, Dr. Wendy Saul, summed it up by stating: “Using a search engine on the Internet it is easy to help kids answer random questions, but does something far more important. It offers the user a way to put facts into context – to let the story of science unfold and cohere.”

Posted 20 Apr 2010 1:34 PM by Heather Malcomson