The Planets in our
Solar System


Let's Read and Find Out Science
by Franklyn Branley
illustrated by Kevin O'Malley

A succinct, accessible solar system kids book that groups planets (as opposed to a one- by-one approach) and discusses size, temperature, and orbits. And we love that it includes a bunch of ideas for hands on activities "One of the most basic books on the subject." (School Library Journal)


Reading Levels

Interest Level: K-Gr. 2              DRA Level:  20                 Lexile Measure: 480L
Grade Level Equiv: 3.5           Guided Reading:  L


See Inside This Book

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If you like this one, there are more Let's Read and Find Out Science books. We really like this series. The authors and illustrators do such a good job of taking complex science subjects and putting them into kid friendly doses and language!  They are definitely worth checking out. You can learn more about this great series of books by clicking on the book covers below or the link above.