Understanding our skeleton

Lucy Beevor

Book - 2017

Discusses the parts that make up the human skeletal system, how they grow, what happens when they break, and how they mend.

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Children's Room j611.71/Beevor Due Jul 14, 2022
Series
Beevor, Lucy. Brains, body, bones.
Raintree perspectives.
Subjects
Genres
Juvenile works
Literature
Instructional and educational works
Published
Chicago, Illinois : Capstone [2017]
Language
English
Physical Description
32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Audience
Ages 8-11.
Grades 4 to 6.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781410985781
1410985784
Main Author
Lucy Beevor (author)
  • A solid framework
  • Under the skin
  • Bare bones
  • A closer look at bone
  • A healthy skeleton
  • See inside: the skeleton.
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 3–6—Numerous large images accompany clear text to offer straightforward introductions to the human body. Skeleton, for example, includes diagrams featuring types of joints, different shapes of bones and where they appear, and cross sections revealing marrow, blood vessels, and spongy and compact bone. Head takes the most intriguing approach, working inward from skin and hair through muscles and bone to the brain. Some duplication of coverage inevitably occurs among volumes, as in discussions of involuntary muscles and the functions of various organs. "See for Yourself" text boxes suggest observations readers can make about their own bodies, such as feeling tendons in their wrists and ankles. In addition to definitions, the glossary also provides phonetic pronunciations. VERDICT Fine starting points for report writers, especially visual learners. Copyright 2017 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Discusses the parts that make up the human skeletal system, how they grow, what happens when they break, and how they mend.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Bones are the framework of our bodies, but they are much more than that.This book looks at the functions of bones: what they are made of, how they connect to muscles, and how joints work.