Seymour Simon, whom the New York Times called "the dean of the [children's science] field," is the author of more than 250 highly acclaimed science books, more than seventy-five of which have been named Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association. He has introduced tens of millions of children to a staggering array of subjects, and his Collins photo-essay series is co-branded with the Smithsonian Institution, giving them a special seal of approval from a leading authority on science and education.
Seymour Simon's free, educational children's app, SCIENCE FUN TO GO, debuted in the Top 10 of all free children's apps in the Amazon App store. His website, SeymourSimon.com, is a 2011 Webby Honoree designed to engage children in science, reading and writing. And his interactive, read aloud iBook, WHY DO PUPPIES DO THAT, was one of five finalists in the Children's category of the Publishing Innovation Awards at Digital Book World 2012.
Seymour Simon is a founding partner in StarWalk Kids Media (www.starwalkkids.com), a streaming content provider and marketing platform for eBooks, apps and other engaging, educational content. The company distributes its product to schools and libraries, teachers, caregivers and parents seeking high quality and affordable children's literature, with a special emphasis on nonfiction. StarWalk Kids has assembled a best-in-class catalogue of award-winning titles by beloved authors and illustrators, available through a website which enables educators to search for books by Lexile Level, Alphabetic Level, and Common Core Standards.
Seymour Simon has been honored with many awards for his work, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children's science literature; The Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Award for Non-fiction; and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Forum on Children's Science Books.
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