Someday I’ll Be a…


What do you want to be when you grow up? Explore a new job with these books!


Iggy Peck, Architect

Andrea Beaty

Iggy has one passion: building. His parents are proud of his fabulous creations, though they’re sometimes surprised by his materials—who could forget the tower he built of dirty diapers? When his second-grade teacher declares her dislike of architecture, Iggy faces a challenge. He loves building too much to give it up! With Andrea Beaty’s irresistible rhyming text and David Roberts’s puckish illustrations, this book will charm creative kids everywhere, and amuse their sometimes bewildered parents.

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I Want to Be a Veterinarian

Laura Driscoll

For the child who says, "I want to be a veterinarian when I grow up!" And for any child who wants a gentle behind-the-scenes look at being a veterinarian. Veterinarians help sick and hurt animals feel better. Did you know that there are many different ways to be a veterinarian? When a father and child bring Gus the dog to his check-up, they learn that there are vets who work with very large animals, vets who work with wild animals—and more.

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If You Love Dolphins, You Could Be…

May Nakamura

Learn all about the careers you could have if you love dolphins in this fascinating nonfiction Level 2 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series that gives readers a sneak peek at how they can turn their passions into careers! Do you love dolphins and the ocean? Then you could be a marine biologist, an aquatic veterinarian, or an underwater filmmaker! Learn about these careers and more in this book that includes a glossary and backmatter section of even more cool jobs for kids who like dolphins and other marine life!

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Maybe You Should Fly a Jet! Maybe You Should Be a Vet!

Dr. Seuss

Wildly imaginative and told in rollicking rhyme, this beginning reader about careers could ONLY have been written by Dr. Seuss! Featuring a mix of real jobs (like firefighter, doctor, teacher, farmer, etc.) and Seussian ones (including perfume smeller, fishbone boner, bass-drum banger, and roller coaster owner), it will incite plenty of giggles while planting the seed of a serious idea: that everyone needs to do something in life, and there are LOTS of choices!

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Doctor Ted

Andrea Beaty

A bump on his knee, a class full of sniffles, a principal with foot odor and not a doctor to be found.... Ted knows it is time to become Doctor Ted. What else is a bear to do? In this eBook with audio, readers will enjoy Ted's imaginiative and adorable efforts to realize his medical ambitions.

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When I Grow Up

Julie Chen

One night while getting ready for bed a little boy starts to wonder what will life be like when he grows up. He could be a painter, a musician, a mountain climber, a mayor… He tells his mother all about his big ideas…and all of the other things he wants to do. But when will he grow up? And why does it take so long?

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Career Day

Anne Rockwell

Michiko's mother writes books. Jessica's mother is a veterinarian. Pablo's father is a construction worker. What kinds of work do people you know do? On Career Day the children in Mrs. Madoff's class take turns introducing special visitors. Every visitor has something interesting to share, and together the class learns all about the different work people do. In the fourth Mrs. Madoff book, Anne and Lizzy Rockwell revisit Mrs. Madoff's class as they help young readers explore the question "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

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I Want to Be an Astronaut

Byron Barton

A young child thinks about what it would be like to be an astronaut and go out on a mission into space.

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