Fall 2019

Community Helpers

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.

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Cover: Child Care Providers Child Care Providers 1.0
Cover: Custodians Custodians 1.0
Cover: Mayors Mayors 1.0
Cover: Truck Drivers Truck Drivers 1.0
Cover: Bus Drivers Bus Drivers 0.9
Cover: Coaches Coaches 0.9
Cover: Crossing Guards Crossing Guards 0.9
Cover: Garbage Collectors Garbage Collectors 0.9
Cover: Lifeguards Lifeguards 0.9
Cover: Reporters Reporters 0.9
Cover: Chefs Chefs 0.9
Cover: Construction Workers Construction Workers 0.9
Cover: Dentists Dentists 0.9
Cover: Farmers Farmers 0.9
Cover: Mechanics Mechanics 0.9
Cover: Nurses Nurses 0.9
Cover: Plumbers Plumbers 0.9
Cover: Veterinarians Veterinarians 0.9
Cover: Doctors Doctors 0.9
Cover: Firefighters Firefighters 0.7
Cover: Librarians Librarians 0.9
Cover: Mail Carriers Mail Carriers 0.9
Cover: Police Officers Police Officers 0.9
Cover: Teachers Teachers 0.9
Cover: Animal Control Officers Animal Control Officers Fall 2019 0.9
Cover: Counselors Counselors Fall 2019 1.0
Cover: Park Rangers Park Rangers Fall 2019 1.0
Cover: Pilots Pilots Fall 2019 1.0
Cover: Principals Principals Fall 2019 1.0
Cover: Zookeepers Zookeepers Fall 2019 1.0
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Kindergarten
Category Beginning Readers, New!
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2020
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Bullfrog Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2019-08-01
Dewey 158.1-797.200289
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.75 x 7.75
Lexile 220-500
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

Reviews

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.

Author: Erika S. Manley