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People are presented with different career opportunities depending on the area of the world they live in. Some regions employ farmers, while others are filled with office workers. Readers are exposed to the similarities and differences in the kinds of jobs available around the world. They are encouraged through the well-researched main text, engaging fact boxes, and full-color photographs to compare and contrast life in different countries, which sharpens crucial critical-thinking skills. This multicultural text also enhances important elementary curriculum topics and strengthens readers' appreciation of global diversity.
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Do you avoid cleaning your room? Just imagine cleaning up garbage, crime scenes, or even septic tanks for your job! They may not be glamorous, but these jobs need to be done. Discover more disgusting jobs in this high-interest read for beginning readers.
In Farm Jobs, beginning readers will follow a farmer throughout the day, learning about the many jobs he or she does on the farm, from feeding and milking animals, to planting, harvesting, and helping deliver newborn farm animals. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they are introduced to daily life on the farm. Photos and further detailed descriptions of daily duties help introduce the content, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about farm work online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Farm Jobs also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Farm Jobs is part of Jump!
Students learn more about how to conduct an effective job search. The title tackles this essential life skill in an age-appropriate and participatory way, drawing them into fun-filled "investigations" of communication skills illustrated to depict a realistic and relatable situation. Job Search invites readers to "investigate" four story-centered scenarios related to listening, talking, body language, and writing. Title includes table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter.
Clock in and hold your nose! In this title, readers will get a close-up look at all sorts of disgusting jobs through vivid images, infographics, sidebars, and more.
Did you know that astronauts train for spacewalks by going underwater in their spacesuits? Or what about that engineers have programmed robots to explore space on their own? Astronauts, engineers, and astronomers are just a few of the many people working to help us travel into space and learn more about the universe.
This unique picture book for very young readers celebrates the many jobs being a parent encompasses: A general who rallies the troops (or unruly kids), a curator of modern art (or finger paintings), an archeologist looking for buried treasures (or socks) . . . when Mom gets home from her day job as a carpenter, she never knows which job will be waiting for her, but she knows it’ll be fun! Each rhyming spread features intimate, familiar, comforting and humorous depictions of family life through a wholly original — and amazing! — needle-felted lens.
Food recycler. Fish monger. These food jobs are gross, but someone has to do them! Let readers explore these and other awesome, disgusting jobs that keep their world running smoothly through witty, conversational text, a stunning design, fun facts that add additional context, and critical thinking questions that encourage readers to take key concepts one step more. a table of contents, glossary with pronunciations, further resources, and an index all enhance comprehension in a beginning reader format.
Garbage collector. Landfill gas operator. These garbage jobs are gross, but someone has to do them! Let readers explore these and other awesome, disgusting jobs that keep their world running smoothly through witty, conversational text, a stunning design, fun facts that add additional context, and critical thinking questions that encourage readers to take key concepts one step more. a table of contents, glossary with pronunciations, further resources, and an index all enhance comprehension in a beginning reader format.
Medical examiner. Clinical waste disposal worker. These medical jobs are gross, but someone has to do them! Let readers explore these and other awesome, disgusting jobs that keep their world running smoothly through witty, conversational text, a stunning design, fun facts that add additional context, and critical thinking questions that encourage readers to take key concepts one step more. a table of contents, glossary with pronunciations, further resources, and an index all enhance comprehension in a beginning reader format.
Forensic entomologist. Whale snot biologist. These science jobs are gross, but someone has to do them! Let readers explore these and other awesome, disgusting jobs that keep their world running smoothly through witty, conversational text, a stunning design, fun facts that add additional context, and critical thinking questions that encourage readers to take key concepts one step more. a table of contents, glossary with pronunciations, further resources, and an index all enhance comprehension in a beginning reader format.
There's so much more to art than paintings that hang in a museum. From makeup artists to animators, art professionals are all around us, shaping the look of TV shows, theater shows, video games, and so much more. This set introduces young readers to the many jobs those interested in art could pursue. Each profession also includes a spotlight sidebar on someone succeeding in that field. A perfect supplement for STEAM curricula, this volume opens budding artists' eyes to the many paths they can take in their career.
From dams to computers, so much in the world around us requires special kinds of engineering. This essential volume breaks down the many jobs that have to do with engineering, including metallurgists, mechanical engineers, systems engineers, and more, and explains the tasks these engineers accomplish, and also how they train for the position. Within each job's explanation is a sidebar highlighting the work of a successful engineer in that sector. An inviting design draws in readers looking to expand their knowledge of STEM careers available to them.
When you're good at math, the career possibilities are endless! But, the math profession most young readers are familiar with is likely limited to math teachers! This book aims to open readers' eyes to the many ways they can use math to build a career. Including sections on video game designers, statisticians, meteorologists, and sports analysts, plus many more, will both encourage and excite students who enjoy math. Each section also includes a spotlight on a successful professional in each math field.
Whether you want to study the past, the present, or the future, science jobs are where you can do it! But not all scientists are simply studying. They are using their theories and ideas to explain, and change, the world. This book includes sections on oceanographers, brain surgeons, food scientists and many more, expanding the world of science careers for young readers. Full of information about how one becomes each and the tasks that are part of each career, each page of this volume make STEM careers even more enticing.
What do app developers, aircraft designers, and sports clothing creators have in common? They're jobs in technology! The varied, exciting careers highlighted in this book are the perfect way to help readers understand that technology is far more than just computer programming. Each section offers information about a job path in technology, from racing bike designer to radiologist, including how one gets into the field and the tasks one might complete once at work. A sidebar spotlight in each section tells about a successful person in the field.
Animals are busy! Sea dragon fathers care for babies. Eagle parents build giant nests. Sea lions stand guard for one another. In every animal community, animals have jobs to do, just like people! Accessible and fun K3 level information reveals the animal world to young readers and researchers in this Pebble Explore title from the Animal Societies series.
Readers will enjoy exploring hidden aspects of their personality as they discover their dream job in this engaging quiz book. Written in the high-low format, this book has a HIGH interest level to appeal to a more mature audience but maintains a LOW level of complexity and clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Best Quiz Ever: What's Your Dream Job includes fun questions to share with friends as well as trivia throughout the book. A perfect read for the classroom, library, sleepovers, or reading resource rooms. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.
Book Reviews: "I Love Small Talk Books because they model wasy for caregivers to engage children in conversations that promote language and cognitive development." Meredith L. Rowe, Associate Professor Harvard University, Graduate School of Education. "I predict readers will love Rosa and her Grandpa and be inspired to embark on their own laundry and other household adventures while using lots of new big words!" Sarah E. Walzer, CEO The Parent-Child Home Program. Small Talk BooksTM are playful stories featuring young children and adults having fun and engaging in rich conversation. The adults talk with children in ways that can help bolster young children s language development. Included are notes for parents, grandparents, caregivers and teachers by Dr. Betty Bardige. When spunky preschooler Rosa decided to help out her busy Mama, she enlists Grandpa s help to put away the clean laundry. Can little Rosa get this big job done before Mama returns from shopping? Join Rosa and her grandpa on a laundry day romp around the house where their adventures lead to still another surprise for Mama! Grandpa uses some big words as he plays with Rosa difficult, enormous, terrific, and dangerous. He uses them in ways that are easy to understand. Preschoolers will revel in Rosa s delightful adventure and will love learning big words just like Rosa does. Curriculum Connections: vocabulary development, encouraging talking repetition, first words, read aloud, self-awareness, family relationships, growing up, predictiing, baking, learning time clock, sequence, cause and effect.
Steve Jobs is a controversial figure who is regarded with awe by some and disgust by others, but he inarguably changed the faces of technology and entertainment with his involvement in Apple and Pixar. This volume presents both sides of the debate, citing Jobs’s proponents and detractors, allowing readers to come to their own conclusions about his actions. Detailed sidebars, a fact-filled timeline, and full-color photographs augment the engaging discussion.
Do you love playing video games? Did you know you can get a job helping to create one? There are more jobs for those who love gaming than you probably ever realized. From animators to script writers, readers will learn about various STEM and STEAM gaming jobs and what it takes to get one.
Earning money at a job for the first time is an exciting step on the road to adulthood. Taking the steps necessary to getting that job and learning how to function as an employee make this a valuable experience. Teens soon realize that their paychecks may quickly disappear when spent on new technology, clothing, entertainment, and other things. This informative volume guides readers through finding work, understanding pay scales and benefits, and learning about hours and schedules. Advice on how to budget and save and what to expect when it comes to taxes round out what to expect from the employment process. Reviews: “Thoroughly 'kid friendly' in organization and presentation…’Great Questions to Ask a Financial Adviser' sections encourage young readers to apply this guidance to their own lives; and meet the requirements of the Economics dimensions of the C3 Social Studies Framework. While each 64-page title comprising this superbly designed series is available individually, school and community libraries are best advised to acquire the entire six volume set.” - Midwest Book Review
Many people have a specific idea of robots that comes out of science fiction movies, television shows, and books. In fiction, robots are made to resemble humans and are often shown as being heroic or villainous. Real robots rarely look anything like people. In reality, they are high-performing machines doing difficult jobs in places like factories, mines, and outer space. Technological advances have made surgical robots and self-driving cars a reality. This compelling resource explores many types of robots, how they are used, and their impact on jobs in industries ranging from manufacturing to law enforcement. Reviews: "...Verdict: A Great first purchase if your collection is lacking in these topics. Highly informative books that are on the cutting edge of technology." ~ School Library Journal, Series Made Simple