Picture books about careers and jobs.

Welcome to my latest blog post. This post is dedicated to the various picture books themed around a career or specific job. There are some wonderful books available to inspire our young readers to consider what they may or may not want to do when they are old enough.

Engineering for babies -Baby 101

Engineering for babies board book

With its appealing, inclusive illustrations, young readers are told all about engineers.

The book simply and brilliant explains what being an engineer entails such as spotting problems and finding solutions and applying subjects such as maths and science to their work. It explores the various settings where engineers may work such as laboratories and outdoors and is a great book for babies and up.

What do Scientists Do all day? By Jane Wilsher and illustrated by Maggie Li.

What do scientists do all day

A great introduction to the world of science and the many ways you too could be a scientist.
I love books that introduce readers to different fields of work and this one is brilliant.
The book begins with a brief introduction and then takes readers to various settings such as a nature reserve, an Artic research station, a new city, an observatory and nine others locations. Along the way the book shares the various scientists that work in the setting and what each of them do. The book actually features more than one hundred scientists.
The art work throughout is splendid. It’s fresh, modern and is representative of reality.
This book would be such a great addition to a learning setting library, positively showcasing the field of science but also sharing with young eyes that this field of work is open to all.

Book review what do scientists do all day?

Incredible Jobs you’ve probably never heard of by Natalie Labarre.

Incredible jobs you’ve probably never heard of

A triumphant discovery of possibilities complete with vibrant, quirky and inclusive illustrations.
Well this book is pretty grand, both in size and content. Readers, young and older will enjoy sharing this book together just as my girls and I have. Full to the brim with information about jobs you may never have known about, this would be such a fun gift and a great addition to all libraries. Such a great book for readers to appreciate that we all have unique talents and this can shine through in the various jobs shared or perhaps in one that we create ourselves.

Incredible jobs you’ve probably never heard of book review

Jobs such as sloth nanny, warden of swans, greeting card writer, bridge painter, wig maker, art restorer and many many more are included in this book. There are also fun challenges to complete along the way.
The text throughout is informative but has an engaging conversational tone and the artwork on each turn of page is fun and detailed, we spot new things each time we share this book.
I do appreciate that some of these jobs may not be easiest to come by but I would have loved to have read this as a child. I also wonder which jobs, should something like this be written in the future would exist in here. A positively eye opening read indeed.

Little Explorers When I Grow Up.

Little explorers when  I grow up

Fun and informative with all the flaps…over 30 of them.
This interactive, flap filled read is a great one. In fact the whole series is and some of you may recall me sharing other books from the series including Bugs but there is also Dinosaurs, Under the Sea, Amazing body and more.

Little  explorers  when I grow up

Different from the other books shared this book shares double page spreads of various themes and then goes into great details about the various jobs you could have. For example, Lights, Camera, Action explores the different jobs and skills required on a film set including script writers, camera crews and make up artists. Work in the wild explores jobs that entail working outdoors including wildlife photographers, tree surgeons and zoologists.

The flaps give readers additional information and it’s a great way for the pages to look less text heavy, particularly for reluctant readers who can choose which sections they would specifically like to uncover and read.
The artwork is inclusive and clear with the use of colourful backgrounds and text boxes throughout. Appealing nonfiction indeed.

Disclaimer: Publishers sent copies of these books for the purpose of review. All words and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

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