The reclassification of Pluto in 2006 not only decreased the number of planets in our solar system by one but also introduced the new category of dwarf planet. Readers will come to understand what separates a dwarf planet from a planet—or for that matter from any of the other bodies found within the solar system. They’ll learn about Pluto itself, as well as its fellow dwarf planets, Ceres, Makemake, Haumea, and Eris. Full of recent information, this title is sure to inspire an interest in space science among young readers.
Series: Planetary Exploration
Interest Level: Grades 1-4
Guided Reading Level: O
Lexile Level: 980
ISBN: 9781508104230 (Print) 9781508103400 (E-book)