Star of the Party:
The Solar System Celebrates!
Crown Books for Young Readers, 2021, 40 pp., Hardcover. $17.99. www.penguinrandomhouse.com
Help throw Sun a birthday celebration in this hilarious picture book, complete with nonfiction facts. The planets are throwing Sun a birthday party! Mercury wants to thank Sun for how close they are. (Being the closest planet has its perks.) Earth enjoys Sun’s warmth, and all the planets want to celebrate Sun’s magnetic personality. But party planning takes work. Do they even have room for all of Jupiter’s moons? Blast off with this quick-witted and fact-filled picture book about the solar system and its (inter)stellar inhabitants. For ages 4 to 8.