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L. G. (L)
Subject: Need kids' book recommendations: skeletons, bones, scary stuff!
Date Posted: 12/31/2007 5:44 AM ET
Member Since: 9/5/2005
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Ok, this is a weird request, but my kid is fascinated with skeletons.  He has been talking about them ever since Halloween.  I'd like to find him some picture books (preferably HC) that have drawings or illustrations of (primarily) human skeletons.  It could be a fun book, kids' poetry book, Halloween book, science book - it doesn't really matter.  He mainly likes to point at the pictures and have me read, and/or we make up stories.  I'd like a book that has 20 pages or more - I hate to spend a credit on a kid's book that's really not substantial.

He also likes ghosts, witches and scary pumpkins.

Any suggestions?

Date Posted: 12/31/2007 10:58 AM ET
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When I worked an elementary school media aide, I remember a book called Dem Bones by Bob Barner. Barner also wrote Dinosaur Bones. You can type in these titles or the author's name on amazon.com and look "inside" the book. Margery Cuyler wrote a children's book called Skeleton Hiccups.

Date Posted: 12/31/2007 3:11 PM ET
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Skeleton Hiccups is really good.  My kids love that one.

Edited for spelling!!



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Date Posted: 12/31/2007 4:14 PM ET
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Just returned from the library. I found these on the on-line catalog:

 Animal Skeletons – Judith Janda Presnall

 Rattlebone Rock – Sylvia Andrews

 Skeletons: An Inside Look at Animals – Jinny Johnson

 Big Book of Bones: An Introduction to Skeletons – Claire Llewellyn

 Cinderella Skeleton – Robert D. San Souci

 Glow-in-the-Dark Book of Human Skeletons – Michael Novak

 Scary, Scary Halloween – Eve Bunting

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 1/1/2008 2:03 AM ET
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Thanks!

I ordered Skeleton Hiccups and wishlisted the Big Book of Bones. :)