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Career Books for Children and Young Adults

Career Books for Children and Young Adults

 

 

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Anthropologist:

Anthropologist: Scientist of the People, by Mary Batten
EMC: Non-fiction 921 H967b
Rd Lvl: 7.4 Int Lvl: 3-6
2001

Anthropologists and What They Do, by Margaret Mead
EMC: Non-fiction 573.023.M479a
1965

The Bone Detectives: How Forensic Anthropologists Solve Crimes and Uncover Mysteries of the Dead, by Donna Jackson
EMC: Non-fiction 363.25.J12b
Rd Lvl: 8.8 Int Lvl: 5-8
1996

Bones Rock! :Everything You Need to Know to be a Paleontologist, by Peter Larson
EMC: Non-fiction 560 L334b
Rd Lvl: 7.1 Int Lvl: 3-6
2004

Artist

Talking With Artists (Vol. 1-3), multiple authors
EMC: Non-fiction 920 T147
Rd Lvl: 5.9 Int Lvl: 5-8
1992, 1995, 1999

To be an Artist by Maya Ajmera
EMC: Non-fiction 700.A312t
Rd Lvl: 4.7 Int Lvl: K-3
2004

What is an Artist?, by Barbara Lehn
EMC: Non-fiction 709.22 L523w
Rd Lvl: 3.7 Int Lvl: K-3
2002

Author/Illustrator

Author Talk: Conversations with Judy Blume… [et al.], by Leonard S. Marcus
EMC: Non-fiction 920 A939
2000

Can You Imagine? by Patricia McKissack
EMC: Non-fiction 921M158m
Rd Lvl: 4.8 Int Lvl: 3-6
1997

Hole in My Life, by Jack Gantos
EMC: Non-fiction 921 G211g
Rd Lvl: 5.2 Int Lvl: Ya
2002

My Writing Day by David Adler
EMC: Non-fiction 921.A237a
Rd Lvl: 6.0 Int Lvl: 3-6
1999

Seeing the Circle, by Joseph Bruchac
EMC: Non-fiction 921 B887br
Rd Lvl: 6.0 Int Lvl: 3-6
1999

What Do Authors Do?, by Eileen Christelow
EMC: Non-fiction 808.06 C554w
Rd Lvl: 4.0 Int Lvl: K-3
1995

What Do Illustrators Do?, by Eileen Christelow
EMC: Non-fiction 741.6 C554w
Rd Lvl: 3.7 Int Lvl: K-3
1999

Young Authors’ Do-It-Yourself Book: How to Write, Illustrate and Produce Your Own Book by Donna Guthrie, et. al.
EMC Non-fiction: 070.593.G984y
Int Lvl: 3-6

Carpenter/ Construction

Carpenters, by Vicky Franchino
EMC: Non-fiction 694 F816c
Int Lvl: K-3
2000

Dig!, by Andrea Zimmerman
EMC: Picture Books Zi
Rd Lvl: 2.0 Int Lvl: K-3
2004

Hard Hat Area, by Susan Roth
EMC: Picture Books Ro
Rd Lvl: 2.3 Int Lvl: K-3
2004

I Can Be a Carpenter by Dee Lilligard
EMC Non-fiction: 694.L729i
Int Lvl: K-3
1986

The Night Worker, Kate Banks
EMC: Picture Books Ba
Rd Lvl: 2.7 Int Lvl: K-3
2000

Those Building Men, by Angela Johnson
EMC: Picture Books Jo
Rd Lvl: 2.1 Int Lvl: K-3
2001

Tunnels, Tracks, and Trains: Building a Subway, by Joan Hewett
EMC: Non-fiction 625.42 H598t
Rd Lvl: 6.1 Int Lvl: 3-6
1999

Chef

Bread is for Eating, by David and Phillis Gershator
EMC: Picture Books Ge
Rd Lvl: 2.1 Int Lvl: K-3
1995

Chefs, by Patricia Ryon Quiri
EMC: Non-fiction 641.5 Q8c
Int Lvl: K-3
2000

Fannie in the Kitchen: the Whole Story from Soup to Nuts of how Fannie Farmer Invented Recipes with Precise Measurements by Deborah Hopkinson
EMC Non-fiction: 921.F233h
Rd Lvl: 3.5 Int Lvl: K-3
2001

Honest Pretzels: and 64 Other Amazing Recipes for Cooks Ages 8 & Up by Mollie Katzen
EMC: Non-fiction 641.512.K19h
Rd Lvl: 6.0 Int Lvl: 3-6
1999

I Can Be a CHEF, by Ann Heinrichs Tomchek
EMC: Non-fiction 641.57 T656i
Int Lvl: K-3
1985

Real Food, Real Fast, by Sam Stern and Susan Stern
EMC: Non-fiction 641.5.S839r
Rd Lvl: 6.0 Int Lvl: 5-8
2008

Doctor

Doctors, by Mary K. Dornhoffer
EMC: Non-fiction 610.69 D713d
Rd Lvl: 2.9 Int Lvl: K-3
2000

Environmentalist

I Want to be an Environmentalist, by Stephanie Maze
EMC: Non-fiction 363.7 M476i
Rd Lvl: 7.3 Int Lvl: 5-8
2000

Firefighter

Fire Fighters, by Paulette Bourgeois
EMC: Non-fiction 363.37 B772f

1998
Fire Fighters, by Lucia Raatma
EMC: Non-fiction 363.37 R111f
Int Lvl: K-3
2000

Firefighters A to Z, by Chris Demarest
EMC: Non-fiction 628.92 D372f
Rd Lvl: 4.0 Int Lvl: K-3
2000

Fisherman

My Father’s Boat, by Sherry Garland
EMC: Picture Books Ga
Rd Lvl: 5.9 Int Lvl: K-3
1998

Waterman’s Child by Barbara Mitchell
EMC: Picture Books Mi
Rd Lvl: 5.8 Int Lvl: 3-6
1997

Lawyer

Public Defender: Lawyer for the People, by Joan Hewett
EMC: Non-fiction 345.794 H598p
Rd Lvl: 6.6 Int Lvl: 5-8
1991

Librarian

Librarians, by Alice K. Flanagan
EMC: Non-fiction 020.017 F585l
Int Lvl: K-3
2001

That Book Woman, by Heather Henson
EMC: Picture Books He
Rd Lvl: 4.5 Int Lvl: K-3
2008

The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter
EMC: Picture Books Wi
Rd Lvl: 3.8 Int Lvl: 3-6
2005

Mayor

Mayors, by Alice K. Flanagan
EMC: Non-fiction 352.16 F583m
Int Lvl: K-3
2001

Misc.

Career Day, by Anne Rockwell
EMC: Picture Books Ro
Rd Lvl: 3.6 Int Lvl: K-3
2000

Finding a Job for Daddy, by Evelyn Hughes Maslac
EMC: Picture Books Ma
Rd Lvl: 2.9 Int Lvl: K-3
1996

Grandmother’s Alphabet, by Eve Shaw
EMC: Picture Books Sh
Rd Lvl: 2.0 Int Lvl: K-3
1997

Night Shift Daddy, by Eileen Spinelli
EMC: Picture Books Sp
Rd Lvl: 2.0 Int Lvl: K-3
2000

Odd Jobs, by Ellen Weiss
EMC: Non-fiction 331.702 W429o
2000

Quinito’s Neighborhood/ El Vecindario de Quinito, by Ina Cumpiano
EMC: Picture Books Cu
Rd Lvl: 1.5 Int Lvl: K-3
2005

Police Officer

Police Officers, by Paulette Bourgeois
EMC: Non-fiction 363.2 B772p
Rd Lvl: 3.9 Int Lvl: K-3
1999

Postal Worker

Good-Bye, Curtis, by Kevin Henkes
EMC: Picture Books He
Rd Lvl: 2.8 Int Lvl: K-3
1995

Letter Carriers, by Alice K. Flanagan
EMC: Non-fiction 383.145 F583l
Int Lvl: K-3
2000

Mr. Griggs’ Work, by Cynthia Rylant
EMC: Picture Books Ry
Int Lvl: K-3
1993

The Paperboy, by Dav Pilkey
EMC: Picture Books Pi
Rd Lvl: 1.9 Int Lvl: K-3
1995

Postal Workers, by Paulette Bourgeois
EMC: Non-fiction 383 B772p
Rd Lvl: 3.2 Int Lvl: K-3
1999

President

So you want to be President, by Judith St. George
EMC: Non-fiction 920 S774s
Rd Lvl: 4.8 Int Lvl: 3-6
2000

Sanitation Worker

Garbage Collectors, by Paulette Bourgeois
EMC: Non-fiction 363.728 B772g
Rd Lvl: 1.7 Int Lvl: K-3
1998

Keeping Your Community Clean (video)
EMC: Audiovisual TD792.K42 1995
Int Lvl: K-3
1995

Shopkeeper/Sales

Frannie’s Fruits, by Leslie Kimmelman
EMC: Picture Books Ki
Rd Lvl: 2.9 Int Lvl: K-3
1989

Mama and Papa Have a Store, by Amelia Lau Carling
EMC: Picture Books Ca
Rd Lvl: 4.8 Int Lvl: K-3
1998

The Marvelous Market on Mermaid, by Laura Krauss Melmed
EMC: Picture Books Me
Rd Lvl: 2.6 Int Lvl: K-3
1995

Once Upon a Company, by Wendy Anderson Halperin
EMC: Non-fiction 658.041 H195o
Rd Lvl: 2.8 Int Lvl: K-3
1998

Rules of the Road, by Joan Bauer
EMC: Fiction Ba
Int Lvl: Ya
1998

Teacher

Career Portraits, by Marjorie Eberts
EMC: Non-fiction 371.1 E16c
1995

Veterinarian

Zoo Vet: Endangered Animals, Computer game
EMC: Audiovisual SF 996 Z692 2007
2007

Women & Jobs


Cool Women, Hot Jobs…and how you can go for it, too!, by Tina Schwager
EMC: Non-fiction 650.14 S398c
Int Lvl: 5-8
2002

Girls & Young Women Inventing: Twenty True Stories about Inventors Plus how you can be one yourself, by Frances A. Karnes
EMC: Non-fiction 920 K18g
Int Lvl: Ya
1995

Women at their Work, by Betty Lou English
EMC: Non-fiction 331.4 E58w
1988

Women Working A to Z, by Maria A. Kunstadter
EMC: Non-fiction 331.702 K96w
Rd Lvl: 4.5 Int Lvl: K-3
1994

compiled April 2009
JW & SK
Revised May

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