Have you ever broken and arm or leg? Have any of your friends needed a cast? Most of the time, the human skeleton is super strong. But sometimes, bones can break from an accident. Through great books about broken bones, kids can learn how to get through tough times after a fracture. The stories and pictures can serve as a starting point for discussions about living with an injury and physical limitations. Science books about the skeleton can also teach children how bones heal and stay healthy.
Children’s Books About Broken Bones and Healing
These inspiring books feature brave children with broken bones, and they could make a great addition to a care package after a bone break. By reading different stories about broken bones, kids can learn that other people experience similar challenges. They can also see how situations can be different and how people navigate those differences.
Sammy’s Broken Leg and the Amazing Cast that Fixed It
This relatable story starts with a child named Sammy jumping on a trampoline. All of a sudden – thump! Sammy falls and breaks her leg. Thanks to realistic details and whimsical illustrations about Sammy’s experience, kids will be prepared for the process of wearing a cast and rules they need to follow on the road to recovery. Sammy’s story also sheds light on practical tips, like wearing wearing earplugs when the doctors cut off the cast. Kids with broken bones will feel encouraged by this helpful story.
Charlie is Broken! (Charlie and Lola)
The popular Charlie and Lola series has a book about the challenges that happen when a bone gets broken. While planning a circus show, Charlie breaks his arm and all of his plans change. Charlie struggles with the unexpected limitations, and his sister, Lola, works hard to cheer him up. This sweet story celebrates sibling love and friendship during difficult times.
Maria’s Marvelous Bones
Like most kids, Maria loves to play and jump on her couch. Unfortunately, she loses her balance and falls off the top of the couch. Ouch! She cries and notices that her arm looks strange. Written by an orthopedic surgeon – a doctor that specializes in bones – children can learn about Maria’s hospital experience, including being put to sleep, waking up with a new cast, and getting x-rays. The diverse, realistic illustrations make the book extra wonderful!
Pedro’s Big Break
Pedro was racing his bicycle when he accidentally hit a rock. After flying off his bike, he breaks his arm when he lands on the ground. After his doctor puts his arm in a cast, he feels sad and disappointed about all of the fun activities he might miss. Initially, Pedro feels frustrated that friends don’t seem to understand all the things he can’t do. Later, he realized he can still do many fun activities with his friends. And soon enough, his cast comes off, and nothing stops him from getting back on his bike.
Children’s Books About Skeleton Science
What’s inside your bones? How many bones do you have? What’s the purpose of cartilage? These amazing children’s books are filled with cool skeleton facts!
The Skeleton Book for Kids: Get to Know Your Bones, Inside Out
Get ready for 3-dimensional, computer-generated that bring your bones to life! The images in this gorgeous book will impress children – and grown-ups, too! Thanks to the realistic images, children can see just how strong and supportive the skeleton is. Color-coded images also help children learn the names of different bones. Comparisons of the human skeleton and other animals are also fascinating. As a bonus, this skeleton book comes with an impressive life-size poster!
Bones: A Science Reader
This learn-to-read book gives a simple and light-hearted introduction to the amazing skeletal system! From questions like “How many bones do humans have?” And “Which bone is the biggest?”, kids will be intrigued by all the cool things bones do.
The big font and short sentences are also perfect for children who are learning to read.