Community Club
Community Club
Teacher's Guide
Recommended Books
Lesson 1: Read to Learn
Lesson 2: Create a Picture Book
Lesson 3: Community Worker Trading Cards
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eacher's Guide

Recommended Books

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All About Things People Do
by Melanie and Chris Rice
Grades K–2
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
Grades K–2
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 does.

My Mom’s a Vet
by Henry Horenstein
Grades K–2
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.

A Day with Police Officers
by Jan Kottke
Grades K–2
Illustrations and simple text describe different kinds of police officers and the work they do.

Aero and Officer Mike
by Joan V. Russell
Grades K–2
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
Grades K–2
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 into action.

A Day with Firefighters
by Jan Kottke
Grades K–2
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.

Firefighters A to Z
by Chris L. Demarest
Grades K–2
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
Grades 2–5
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 States city.

Red Light, Green Light, Mama and Me
by Cari Best
Grades K–2
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
Grades K–2
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
Grades K–2
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
Grades K–2
Doctor Amy Baker sees patients in her office. A mother brings in her little girl, who is crying. What is wrong?