Dem Bones by Bob Barner : Descriptions of skeletal structures are interspersed with the words of the traditional African American spiritual, "Dem Bones." Leg bones, ankle bones, and neck bones are described in medical terminology and their structures are explained in simple terms for young readers.
Bones by Stephen Krensky : This simple book teaches young readers these facts and many more about the skeleton inside each of us!
Broken Bonesby Alvin Silverstein, Virginia B. Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn : Describes human bones and how they function, how and why bones can break, and the way a fracture is treated.
You Can't See Your Bones with Binoculars: a guide to your 206 bones by Harriet Ziefert and Amanda Haley: Text and illustrations, including xrays, provide a guided tour of the human skeleton, encouraging the reader to find and feel each bone as it is described.
Your Bones by Terri DeGezelle: Introduces bones, their makeup and function, bone diseases, and how to keep bones healthy.
Smiler's Bones by Peter Lerangis: In 1897, Robert Peary took six Eskimos from their homes and "presented" them to the American Museum of Natural History in New York as a living exhibit. Two of them were father and son: Qisuk ("Smiler") and Minik. This is Minik's story.
The Bones of Fred Mcfee by Eve Bunting: A toy skeleton at Halloween provides menace and mystery.
The Search for the Missing Bones (Magic School Bus Series) by Eva Moore : Ms. Frizzle and her class go to the Hugh Mann Costume Company to track down the missing bones for their skeleton costumes.
All About Bones and Muscles: A DVD video which allows young students to get a close-up look at two key systems of the body.
The Skeletal and Muscular Systems: Explores the characteristics and functions of the bones and joints in the human skeletal system.
Kids Health This website has a great article on the musculoskeletal system with a links about bones, a movie on the skeletal system, cast facts, strains and sprains, and broken bones. Each page also has a "listen" button so young students can hear the information if they are struggling to read.
Lesson Plans Four ready-made lesson plans using "Bone Zone" from the Mailbox Magazine for teachers. These include objectives, materials needed, suggested books, websites, teacher notes, procedures and possible homework ideas.