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The World of Work

Planning ahead pays off, especially when it comes to preparing for a career. But before you can plan, you'll need to dream a little. Whether you're captivated by the clanging of the fire engine or interested in running the country, there's probably a children's book that explores your interests. So check out the list below, search the catalog or ask your local librarian for more great titles about earning a living and making a life.

LMNO Peas

LMNO Peas

Busy little peas introduce their favorite occupations, from astronaut to zoologist.

Grace for President

Grace for President

When Grace discovers that there has never been a female U.S. president, she decides to run for school president.

ER Vets: Life in an Animal Emergency Room

ER Vets: Life in an Animal Emergency Room

Witness the excitement and drama of life in an animal emergency room as the ER vets work to heal the creatures we consider part of our families.

Astronaut Handbook

Astronaut Handbook

Discusses the requirements for becoming an astronaut.

Bulldog's Big Day

Bulldog's Big Day

While looking for a job, Bulldog tries being a firefighter, a window washer, a sign painter, and a bookseller before finding just the right job for himself.

Who Will I Be, Lord?

Who Will I Be, Lord?

A young girl recalls the stories she has been told about the members of her family and wonders what kind of person she will become.

The Elephant Scientist

The Elephant Scientist

Journey to the Namibian desert with Caitlin O'Connell, an American scientist, and witness one of nature's largest , most complex, and most intelligent mammals living today on this earth.

Career Day

Career Day

Each child in Mrs. Madoff's class brings a visitor who tells the group about his or her job.

Silly Lilly in What Will I Be Today?

Silly Lilly in What Will I Be Today?

Silly Lilly tries out a new job every day of the week, from acrobat to vampire.

How Does the Show Go On?: An Introduction to the Theater

How Does the Show Go On?: An Introduction to the Theater

An introduction to the world of the theater that allows readers to encounter the people, places, occupations, and equipment of the theatre world, and have the opportunity to investigate them all.

I Can Be Anything!

I Can Be Anything!

A little boy ponders the many possible jobs in his future, from paper-plane folder and puppy-dog holder to mixing-bowl licker and tin-can kicker.

If I Ran for President

If I Ran for President

Discusses the presidential election process.

 Whose Shoes? A Shoe for Every Job

Whose Shoes? A Shoe for Every Job

Simple text and color photographs explore the types of shoes that are worn to perform a variety of occupations.

Fire Engine Man

Fire Engine Man

A young boy imagines the work he will do and the safety gear he will wear when he becomes a fireman some day, as his younger brother first watches then joins him on the job.