Who Owns These Bones?

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Book Title: Who Owns These Bones?

Authors: Henri Cap, Raphael Martin, Renaud Vigourt

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

Publication Date: July 2018

Most Suitable For: KS2

Who Owns These Bones? is a beautiful three-colour information book that celebrates the diversity of the animal kingdom by comparing skeletons of all shapes and sizes.

The pages are filled with information, diagrams, puzzles and flaps to build up a picture of how skeletons function and to demonstrate what makes each one unique.

Suitable for KS2 and beyond, the text uses accurate scientific vocabulary in order to discuss the technicalities of skeletons; including explaining the difference between bone and cartilage, the types of internal and external skeletons and the concept of bone memory.

There is much to learn in this fascinating book. Find out which animal uses its eye sockets to push food to the back of its mouth, how looking at a bird’s skeleton shows that birds once had four legs and why it is a misconception that teeth are made out of bone. Every time I come back to look at this book I pick up more new interesting facts about the world of skeletons.

We love the way that the design elements of this book help readers to engage with the science behind the facts. There is plenty to digest on each page, but the book’s well-structured chunks of text, stylized diagrams, flaps and puzzles will see readers returning again and again to absorb more information.

This is a great choice of book for the classroom and one that will be a popular non-fiction choice for independent browsing time for inquisitive minds in KS2.


Thanks to Laurence King Publishing, we have a copy of Who Owns These Bones? to give away to one of our followers.

To enter, simply follow @booksfortopics on Twitter and retweet the giveaway tweet by Monday 3rd September 2018 (T&Cs here).


Order Who Owns These Bones? online or from your local bookshop or library.

Many thanks to the publisher for kindly sending me a review copy of this book.

This book also features on our KS2 'Amazing Animals' booklist.


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