What is a Vertebrate?

By Bobbie Kalman
Crabtree Publishing, 2007
ISBN: 0778732975
Ages 6-10

Lots of wonderful illustrations about vertebrates makes this an excellent book for sharing with your class or your child. This book discusses vertebrates and lets you see inside their bodies to find out the bones behind their form.

The Skeleton Inside You (Let's-Read-and- Find-Out Science 2)

By Philip Balestrino
HarperCollins, revised edition 2016
ISBN: 006238208X
Ages 4-8

Learn all about your skeleton and how it moves. This book covers ligaments, joints, cartilage and more.

Skeleton (DK Eyewitness Books)

By Steve Parker
DK Children, 2004
ISBN: 9780756607272
Ages 9-12

DK Eyewitness books are always a favorite. Filled with extraordinary pictures and facts to amaze and delight, Skeleton will bring you into the world of vertebrates and how they are alike and how they differ. From the toes of a horse to the growth of our teeth, there is something wonderful on every page.

The Bones Book and Skeleton

By Stephen Cumbaa
Workman Publishing, 2006
ISBN: 0761142185
Ages 9-12

This hands-on book covers how bones work and grow, and also features experiments and projects for further learning. Included is a 12-inch skeleton realistically designed with moving joints.

Bones: Our Skeletal System

By Seymour Simon
HarperCollins, 2000
ISBN: 0688177212
Ages 6-10

Learn all about the 206 bones of the human body, from how they grow and how they protect our organs to how exercise affects them.

Muscles: Our Muscular System

By Seymour Simon
HarperCollins, 2000
ISBN: 0688177204
Ages 6-10

Also from Seymour Simon, this book describes how our nearly 700 muscles work.

Bones (Step Into Reading, Step 2)

By Stephen Krensky
Random House Books for Young Readers, 1999
ISBN: 9780679890362
Ages 4-7

For the beginning reader. A look at the skeleton inside our bodies and how it works with our muscles to help us do our everyday activities.

Watch Me Grow: Fun Ways to Learn About Cells, Bones, Muscles, and Joints

By Michelle O'Brien-Palmer
Chicago Review Press, 1999
ISBN: 155652367X
Ages 5-9

Experiments, games and activities to help you learn about your musculoskeletal system. A special section that enables kids to track their own growth over time is included.

My Bodyworks: Songs about Your Bones, Muscles, Heart and More!

By Jane Shoenberg, Steven Shoenberg, and Cynthia Fisher
Crocodile Books, 2014
ISBN: 1566565839
Ages 5-7

This book includes a CD of music to read and sing along as you learn all about the parts of your body.

Bones: Skeletons and How They Work

By Steve Jenkins
Scholastic, 2010
ISBN: 9780545046510
Ages 7-9

This visually appealing volume by an acclaimed artist presents the bones of the human body, compares them to the bones of other species, and adds a touch of humor. Many of the illustrations are life size, and the way each bone fits together with others is clearly shown. Text is limited and supports the engaging graphics, but a More About Bones section at the end provides more information for curious readers.

The Skeleton Book: Get To Know Your Bones, Inside Out

By Robert Winston
DK Children, 2016
ISBN: 1465453369
Ages 8-12

Working down from the skull to the toes, this amazing book is the ultimate guide to the bones of the body. Computer-generated 3-D images will fascinate young learners as they explore the bones of the body in great detail. Also shown are comparisons to animal skeletons and modern prosthetics that can help people with missing limbs. A five-foot skeleton poster is included so that kids can study a life-size version of the human skeleton.