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Skeletons
     

Skeletons

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by Lily Wood
 

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The Scholastic Science Readers series was created especially to bring exciting nonfiction to beginning readers. Each book combines easy-to-read text with outstanding photographs to give kids an introduction to their favorite topics. Nature comes alive within the covers of these full-color books. Special ³Take a Look² boxes give kids a closer look at the natural world

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The Scholastic Science Readers series was created especially to bring exciting nonfiction to beginning readers. Each book combines easy-to-read text with outstanding photographs to give kids an introduction to their favorite topics. Nature comes alive within the covers of these full-color books. Special ³Take a Look² boxes give kids a closer look at the natural world, the inside of a wolf's den, an X ray of a hand, or a close-up of a bat's fur. Each book includes an easy activity that a child can do for further exploration.

Scholastic Science Readers: Skeletons offers an overview of our splendid skeletons. Kids will learn how many bones we have, what they are made of, how they grow, how they can be strengthened, and how they work together with muscles.

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Children's Literature
The human body is amazing. This "Scholastic Science Reader" takes a look at the bones that make up our bodies. As babies we have about 300, but as adults we have 206. That is because many bones fuse as we age. Bones are rather light and only constitute 20% of our body weight. They also protect vital organs and help with movement. The pictures and illustrations clearly show the points made in the text. Some words are described phonetically in the text. There is also a glossary and an index. For anyone interested in learning more about the human body, this book will be an excellent start. A Level 2 book.
—Marilyn Courtot
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The human body is amazing. This Level 2 book in the "Scholastic Science Reader" series takes a look at the bones that make up our bodies. As babies we have about 300, but as adults we have 206. That is because many bones fuse as we age. Bones are rather light and only constitute 20% of our body weight. Interestingly only the outer part of a bone is hard; the inner part is spongy. Bones are attached to one another by ligaments and bones connect at joints. The author describes the various types of joints. Bones also protect vital organs and help with movement. The muscles are attached to bones. The pictures and illustrations clearly show the points made in the text. Some words are described phonetically in the text while the words in bold can be found in the glossary. For anyone interested in learning more about the human body, this book will be an excellent start. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756918170
Publisher:
Perfection Learning Corporation
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
7 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


Lily Wood is the author of several books for children including Scholastic Reader Level 1: Bats.

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Skeletons 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book: packed full of fun facts and awesome pictures, besides the very educational and interesting main storyline. Highly recommended.