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Join award-winning science writer Seymour Simon in this picture book introduction to lightning. 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.

Lightning strikes the earth more than a hundred times every second. It's bright and dramatic, but it happens so fast that we rarely get a chance to see it. Now celebrated children's science writer Seymour Simon gives you an opportunity to take a closer look at lightning with clear explanations of what causes those bright flashes of light in a stormy sky.

With clear, simple text and stunning full-color photographs, readers will learn all about lightning 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 and natural disasters:

  • Earthquakes
  • Global Warming
  • Hurricanes
  • Storms
  • Tornadoes
  • Weather
  • Wildfires

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!



Product Details
ISBN: 9780060884352
ISBN-10: 0060884355
Publisher: Collins
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2006
Pages: 32
Language: English