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Discover our expansive solar system in this breathtaking journey into space.
This charming book is the perfect introduction for young readers who want to learn about our local star - the Sun - and the planets that orbit it. The Solar System covers space in thrilling detail and is the perfect book for space lovers everywhere. Packed with mind-blowing facts, this incredible book of the solar system is perfect for space lovers everywhere.
This fascinating guide introduces 7-9 year-olds to the birth of the Sun and the solar system, then continues on a journey through space. They discover the smallest planet, rocky Mercury, which is closest to the Sun, and Venus, the hottest planet. There is also Mars, with its polar ice caps and volcanoes, and Jupiter, with its swirling storm clouds. Then readers venture further into space to explore the icy giants of outer space.
This wonderful solar system book offers:
- In-depth information, backed up by space photography, probe images, illustrations, and fun diagrams.
- Striking illustrations, making this title a perfect gift, as well as a solid reference book.
- Easy-to-digest sections, each filled with incredible facts and visuals.STEM learning, with key topics for 7-9 year-olds: labeled images of each of the planets, clear step-by-step visuals to show the birth of our solar system, accessible facts about space missions.
Boasting beautiful illustrations by artist Dawn Cooper, combined with up-to-date images from space agencies such as NASA and ESA, info panels, timelines, and diagrams, that help demystify and explain the spectacles of space, this is the ideal book for budding astronauts.
At DK, we believe in the power of discovery.
So why stop there?
If you like The Solar System, then why not complete the collection? Take a trip into space and discover the mysteries of Earth’s closest neighbor with The Moon.
About the Author
Sophie Allan is head of Teaching and Learning at the National Space Academy, UK. She is passionate about space and has a wealth of experience delivering space education projects. Sophie has developed programs for the European Space Agency, Association of Science and Discovery Centers, and the Science and Technology Facilities Council. She has also delivered lectures on space science around the world, including in Beijing and Shanghai as part of the China-UK strategic space partnership. Sophie has written and collaborated on multiple children's books with DK.
Dawn Cooper is an illustrator from Bristol, UK. Her artwork is all heavily inspired by the natural world and its many creatures, as well as by traditional botanical drawings and works of fiction. Dawn currently creates her work digitally, hand-drawing directly onto a tablet, to make multi-layered illustrations with lots of color and texture. In the rare moments when she’s not drawing, Dawn likes nothing more than a long, rewarding walk with her camera, or browsing a bookshop or two.