Reading/Interest Level: Intermediate
Author: Nadia Higgins
Illustrator: Lisa Waananen
Publisher: Lerner Publications Company
Higgins takes curious readers on a roller coaster through space. Exploring different topics such as the big bang theory, the sun, stars, planets, black holes, and more; Higgins provides an expansive introduction to the solar system. The Solar System Through Infographics may not be for those readers already well versed in the solar system, but it does function as a great kick-starter for new readers to the topic, and will satiate curiosities and interest.
Extremely educational, The Solar System Through Infographics targets the rising generation and their need for quick, colorful learning. Each page is organized for a successive pinball method of learning that is especially appropriate for middle school learners who know about the solar system, and are ready for deeper facts. As a downside, this infographic book does not explain the solar system. While it is jam packed with facts, it doesn't attempt to begin explaining the structure of the solar system, or why we have a solar system. Without the fundamentals, readers may be amazed by facts of our solar system, but may also quickly forget what they've just learned.