By Chronicle Books

Reviewed for Fifth Grade, 2012

Seymour Simon’s Extreme Earth Records

Where is the longest waterfall on Earth? Where is the deepest point of the ocean? What was the hottest temperature ever recorded? Seymour Simon’s Extreme Earth Records answers these questions and many more in a striking book that would be popular in a school library or a kid’s book collection. Written by Seymour Simon, former teacher and author of more than 200 other science books, this title doesn’t just answer scientific questions—it provides intriguing details and spellbinding photography. Its 56 pages prompt the reader to think and wonder about the world. Children would come away with as many questions as answers, which is a compliment, not a criticism. (Chronicle Books, $13.13)