Today, February 18, 2019, is Pluto Day. It celebrates the day Pluto was designated a planet way back in 1930. Of course, in 2006, Pluto was downgraded from a full sized planet to a dwarf planet by the International Astronomical Union. Which means August 24, 2019 will be another Pluto-themed obscure holiday. This new book works for whichever you choose to honor.
A Place for Pluto by Stef Wade
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Pluto got the shock of his life when he was kicked out of the famous nine. His planet status was stripped away, leaving him lost and confused. Poor Pluto! On his quest to find a place where he belongs, he talks to comets, asteroids, and meteoroids. He doesn't fit it anywhere! But when Pluto is about to give up, he runs into a dwarf planet and finally finds his place in the solar system. This feel-good picture book combines a popular science topic with character education themes of self discovery, acceptance, and friendship.
For more information on Pluto the dwarf planet, take a peek at Dewey Decimal number 523.48 in the Kid Zone nonfiction collection.