Halloween is coming and we are reading. These Children’s Books about Skeletons are a fun way to get ready for Halloween. Reading lots and LOTS of books!
Make certain to check out our other great book recommendations for all ages as well.
From historically accurate to just plain fun, reading is a great way to introduce children to their imaginations.
In a movie, everything is there in bright color, but in a book, you have to imagine the scenery and the characters. Besides, reading is great for increasing your child’s vocabulary.
The kids love reading books about all things spooky and related to Halloween. This means that it’s a great time to stock up on all the fun Halloween books!
The more that you can stock up, the more that they’re going to read! This is a simple and easy way to get the kids to pick up books and reading all the time.
What is a simple way to encourage kids to read at home?
Having great books for the kids to grab and read is the key! Books like these are the perfect start.
More Halloween Resources
- Screaming Ghost Pretzel Candy for Halloween
- Halloween Tracing and Coloring Book
- Halloween Worksheets for Upper Elementary
Children’s Books About Skeletons
From stories to facts to coloring – these books will help you teach your kids everything there is to know about Skeletons! The following links or Amazon affiliate links mean I’ll earn a commission from purchases at no extra cost to you.
Childrens Books About Skeletons
These books about skeletons are great for the kids to read!
Skeletons are a little less scary when they have the hiccups. This particular skeleton can't seem to shake them--not in the shower (nice fuzzy bat slippers!), not while brushing his teeth (woops! there goes the bottom jaw!), not while polishing his bones, carving a pumpkin, raking leaves, or even when playing baseball with his friend Ghost. Ghost, instead of Boo-ing! away his buddy's hiccups right away as we might expect, advises Skeleton to hold his breath and eat some sugar and drink water upside down. When he finally does Boo! it still doesn't work. But when Ghost finds a mirror and holds it up to Skeleton's face, he sees his reflection and screams in fright! The hiccups jump away, hic, hic, hic.
The first ever Funnybones book by the amazing Allan Ahlberg. In this, the first ever Funnybones book of all, we are introduced to the wonderful humour and fun of the much-loved series. The Funnybones books are a must for children just starting to learn to read - these funny skeletons are definitely not the scary sort! Allan Ahlberg has published over 100 children's books and with his late wife Janet, created many award-winning children's picture books.
PreSchool-Grade 2–From skeletons to vampires, the creepy icons of Halloween are presented in this collection of short, engaging poems. Forms of poetry are varied; some selections are very short, others longer, most rhyming, and some draped across spreads. "What Should I Be?" sets the stage as the narrator must decide on a costume while voicing the ultimate goal of Halloween for most children: "…superhero,/wise old wizard,/goblin for a night./Whatever I decide to be/(monster, hero, beast),/I want to get an early start/collecting all the treats!" Each playful poem is placed on a textured, brightly colored collage created by beads and fabric on canvas. The result is appealing, animated, and appropriate for younger children. While the alliterative language in "Night Flight" is imaginative with its "Flip/flap/floom" and "Dip/dap/doom," bats do not dive through the air "To land right in your hair!" This error is mitigated, however, by the overall appeal of the book and its potential use with a broad age range.
Sally Simplesmith's life changed forever. She came face-to-face with death - a delightful, dearly departed little dog she lovingly calls Bones. But when the cadaverous canine is accused of a crime he didn't commit, Sally decides to solve the case herself!
This book is far from skinny -- it's the definitive nonfiction title about human and animal bones, delivered with in-your-face accuracy and intrigue. In this visually driven volume, kids come face-to-face with some head-to-toe boney comparisons, many of them shown at actual size. Here you'll find the differences between a man's hand and that of a spider monkey; the great weight of an elephant's leg, paired with the feather-light femur of a stork; and rib-tickling info about snakes and sloths. How many bones are in the whole human body?
Meet Cinderella Skeleton, as sweetly foul as only a ghoul can be. Poor Cinderella has no one to help her hang the cobwebs and arrange dead flowers--certainly not her evil stepsisters. But the Halloween Ball is just around the corner. . . . Will Cinderella find happiness at last?
In the dark, a funky beat. Something white with bony feet. Skeleton dancing up the street, Doing the Halloween Hustle. Skeleton is dancing his way to a Halloween party—but as he grooves across town, he keeps stumbling, tumbling, and falling apart! Can Skeleton stay in one piece long enough to make it to the party?
Mr. Belgrave, the new band instructor, is teaching everyone even a skeleton to play intruments.
For everything that skeletons do for us, why do they have such a bad reputation for being spooky? Maybe they are just like us and want to have a little bit of fun.
The creative children's book duo of Kaine & Duds tries to set the record straight in this entertaining tale for everybody.
On Halloween night, Sammy has to make a quick trip through the dark woods before he can go trick-or-treating. But someone--or something--is following him. Scritch! Scratch! What could it be?
Packed with amazing 3D computer images highlighted in different colors, The Skeleton Book allows children to explore every bone and joint in the human body in minute detail.
Take a look at the spongy inside and tough exterior of the bone structure. Learn about the longest bone in the body and see how bones grow with age.
S is for Skeleton . . . It’s a bona fide mystery at Dink’s school! Someone has stolen Mr. Bones, the skeleton from the nurse’s office.
Soon mysterious clues start showing up all over the school. Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose must follow the clues and put those old bones to rest.
Bonaparte is having a tough time. It’s hard for this young skeleton to just hang loose when he can’t keep hold of himself.
When he plays catch, his throwing arm literally takes a flyer. Eating lunch can be a real jaw-dropping occasion.
How can he start school when he has so many screws loose?
I hope you and your kids have fun learning about Skeletons as you prepare for Halloween!
More Skeletons Educational Resources:
Learn the Skeletal System, Third Grade Curriculum