Series of 30 titles
What do you want to be when you grow up? After reading this series, kids will be shouting out answers to that question. This series gives young readers a basic introduction to people in their communities that they will meet around town. A photo diagram at the end of the book highlights places where these people work and tools they use to do their jobs. A table of contents, index, photo glossary, and photo labels help enhance learning.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Subject||Social Studies, Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||7.75 x 7.75|
|Guided Reading Level||E|
|ATOS Reading Level||0.7-1.0|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents|
Booklist (Miriam Aronin )
These new books in the Community Helpers series introduce a variety of professions that young children are likely to encounter in their daily lives. Each book begins with a child who is interested in being that profession, then asks ‚"What do they do?" The book presents examples of workers in that job and one or two activities they do or simple information about their training. The use of first and last names is unfortunately inconsistent across the books. Custodians showcases several charming examples of hardworking cleaners and fixers as they repair an oven, change an apartment building’s lightbulb, and squeegee windows clean. Photos show a racially diverse array of men and women on the job in every book. Back matter highlights literal tools of the trade in a labeled photo and includes a picture glossary.
Booklist (Daniel Kraus )
With declarative text and glossy, full-bleed photos, the Community Helpers series introduces adult professions to the youngest readers. What sets this package apart from similar series is a particularly clean and stylish design and a willingness to show the unpleasant sides of the job‚ an unusual but welcome approach. Doctorsis especially sober. Sensitive readers may be disturbed by those flecks of blood on the surgeon’s coat, and that close-up of stitches going in may cause even adults to blanch, too. The tone is kept light “Ow! It hurts a little” even when the situation is serious: “Ty has cancer” Mail Carriers follows the mail from the sorting shelves to the bin, to the truck, and to your door, mentioning along the way fun details (the red flag on a mailbox) as well as differences between city and country routes. Police Officers doesn’t flinch from shots of a criminal being cuffed, cops in riot gear, and an officer approaching a car crash. For balance, there are K-9 units! Teachers’s help kids learn, and we see just that via lesson plans, computer tablet use, field trips, gym class, and even teachers staying late to grade tests. An impressive blend of comforting tones plus realistic content.