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13 Planets
The Latest View of the Solar System

by David Aguilar  (National Geographic Kids)

The big, bright digital paintings and occasional photographs will catch students attention, but the well written text and beautifully designed format will keep the reading. This book employs the usual one-at-a-time format, then adds a final section on other solar systems outside our own at the end.  *Updated to include Pluto, Ceres, and Eris!

Reading Level
Interest Level: Grade 4-6
Grade Equivalent: 10.6
Lexile: 1120L
(note: pretty high reading level considering the intended audience is upper elementary / lower middle school)

Below are three sample spreads from inside this book.  Graphically, there's no mistaking that this is a National Geographic product.

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