Our Solar System: Revised Edition

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Join award-winning science writer Seymour Simon in this completely updated edition of Our Solar System, as he takes young readers on a fascinating tour through space!

With beautiful full-color photographs and spacecraft images, young readers will learn all about the beginning of the solar system, including the sun and the eight planets and their moons. This book includes an author’s note, glossary, index, and further reading suggestions.

Perfect for young scientists’ school reports, this book supports the Common Core State Standards.

Check out these other Seymour Simon books about The Universe and Space:

  • Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids
  • Destination: Jupiter
  • Destination: Mars
  • Destination: Space
  • Exoplanets
  • Galaxies
  • Stars
  • The Sun
  • The Universe
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Publisher
Harper Collins
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Published on
Aug 26, 2014
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Pages
48
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ISBN
9780062334367
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Nature / Astronomy
Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Nature / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
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