There’s No Place Like Space! is a fantastic book to introduce kids to the idea of outer space and planets. Part of the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library collection, this book uses flowing rhyming prose and the typically colourful and wacky illustrations of Dr Seuss books to give a brief but comprehensive overview of the Solar System, including the major characteristics of each of the eight planets. The content also touches on satellites, stars and constellations.
We also found this simple technique to help kids (ahem, and adults) recall the names and order of the planets in the Solar System very useful: