Reviews for Bones : The Skeletal System

Library Media Connection - August/September 2007
The human skeletal system is presented in an easy-to-read format in this clearly written book. Topics covered are what are inside bones, joints, bones of the head, the vertebral column, the rib cage, shoulder, arm, hand, hip, leg, and foot. Also presented are problems with the skeletal system, such as osteoporosis and fractures. Boldfaced text refers to words that are found in the glossary. Inserts on the pages give additional information. Clear, well-designed diagrams provide the reader with useful information that complements the text. The table of contents and index make information very accessible. Web sites related to the subject of the book are found at the publisher's Web site; these sites are updated regularly. This book would be a useful addition to the science curriculum. Recommended. Gloria Chandler, Educational Reviewer, Augusta, Georgia © 2007 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

School Library Journal Reviews 2007 April

Gr 2-4-- These basic introductions explore the functions of blood and bones and their roles in maintaining a body's health. Although packed with a great deal of new vocabulary for young readers, the large print, labeled diagrams, and glossary help make the titles easily accessible for their target audience. Full-color photos, including electronic micrographs (Blood ) and human skeletons (Bones ), will also attract readers and aid in their understanding. Ten two-page chapters highlight the mechanics of the individual systems. The books seem to end abruptly, without a summary to connect all the information presented. They are comparable to Anna Sandeman's Blood (Copper Beech, 1996) and Susan LeVert's Bones and Muscles (Benchmark, 2001), but not as well done as Seymour Simon's Bones: Our Skeletal System (HarperCollins, 1998).--Jennifer Cogan, Bucks County Free Library, Doylestown, PA

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