What object is the center of our solar system? The Sun! Eight planets orbit this giant, burning ball of gas. Life on Earth could not exist without the Sun. It gives us light and heat and gives plants energy to grow. Early readers will be taken on a journey through outer space as they learn these and other fascinating facts about the most famous star in all of outer space. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence structure. Stunning photos closely align with descriptive text that will grab kids' attention. Emergent readers won't be able to stop turning the pages as they explore Earth's solar system. Get ready to blast off!