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About Things People Do
by Melanie and Chris Rice
A lively, colorful introduction to the world of jobs, filled with
full-color illustrations and easy-to-understand information
I’m Going to Be a Vet
by Edith Kunhardt
Readers spend a busy day with Nicole and her dad at work as
a vet as he cares for dogs, cats, a rabbit, a ferret, a horse,
and other animals. With informative text and photos, this book
gives an educational, insider's view of what an animal doctor
My Mom’s a Vet
by Henry Horenstein
Darcie's mom is a country vet. Traveling from farm to farm all
day long, she takes care of sick goats and pigs, lame horses,
and birthing cows. Darcie learns with each new patient that a
vet's work is messy, hard, and fascinating.
Day with Police Officers
by Jan Kottke
Illustrations and simple text describe different kinds of police
officers and the work they do.
and Officer Mike
by Joan V. Russell
A photo essay introduces young readers to a police dog and his
human partner at work and play.
Policeman Lou and Policewoman Sue
by Lisa Desimini
Two police officers have a quiet day keeping the streets of their
town safe by rescuing a lost dog, writing tickets, and helping
people to cross the street, but when a theft occurs, they jump
Day with Firefighters
by Jan Kottke
This early reader offers a brief glimpse into the life of a group
of firefighters. Young readers will learn about a few aspects
of the job and firefighter's equipment.
A to Z
by Chris L. Demarest
This A to Z of a firefighter's typical day covers the ins and
outs of being a firefighter, discussing fire safety, and even the
logistics of fighting a fire.
Mayor: In the Company of Norman Rice, Mayor of Seattle
by Richard Sobol
This book details the variety of activities, meetings, and events
that Mayor Rice engages in as he leads his busy city. The text
and color photographs give a nice glimpse into the life of one
of the most prominent African-American mayors of a major United
Red Light, Green Light, Mama and Me
by Cari Best
Lizzie is excited about spending a day at work with her mother,
a children's librarian at the big downtown library.
Check it Out!: The Book About Libraries
by Gail Gibbons
This book discusses what is found in a library and how different
libraries serve their communities.
I Want to Be a Doctor
by Dan Liebman
An introduction to the profession, including a visit to a doctor's
office and a hospital. Different machines and common procedures
are shown and simply explained.
Day in the Life of a Doctor
by Linda Hayward
Doctor Amy Baker sees patients in her office. A mother brings
in her little girl, who is crying. What is wrong?