*Starred Review* Like a young star maturing into a red giant, the True Book: Space series shines brighter the older it gets. The glossy covers and dazzling photos that have become True Book hallmarks are especially well matched with the breathtaking panoramas of outer space, and the text emerges victorious against difficult concepts. The Solar System begins with a lineup of the usual suspects (yes, Pluto is off the hook). The way the chapters move from inner to outer planets is no surprise, but the called-out details are cunningly illustrated and plenty fascinating (for instance, the alleged interstellar impact that might have knocked Uranus on its end). Short but solid back matter closes out these impressive offerings. Grades 3-5. --Daniel Kraus
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