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Children's LiteratureUranus is the seventh planet from the Sun. It is the third largest planet in the solar system. Most planets spin like tops, but Uranus spins on its side. It is a gas giant like Jupiter and Saturn. Like the other gas giants, a spacecraft could not land on Uranus. Blue clouds cover the planet. It has at least 21 moons. This book is a Level 1 reader. This series, "Exploring the Galaxy," features photographs and informational graphics about subject matter that has always interested kids of all ages. An illustration of the solar system is the first graphic, showing the planets and their orbits around the Sun. The Sun is identified with a halo of yellow light and an arrow. The subject of each volume is also identified by name and with an arrow. The series supports national science standards and includes a word count and glossary. Words and phrases are repeated to help early readers. Additional reading suggestions are included as well as a link to FactHound, an Internet research system. 2004, Capstone Press, Ages 4 to 7.
— Kristin Harris