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This library guide contains lists of children's books with a focus on community helpers and careers. All of these books are available through the Huntsville Madison County Public Library System.
This page contains materials which highlight several different careers. To browse books about specific community helpers, like firefighters, dentists, or farmers, click on the blue category tabs above.
Books About Different Careers
Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do by
Call Number: E HEL or J JOB 331.702 HEL
Publication Date: 2012-07-01
Look at the clotheslines and spot colorful items, including the mail carrier's uniform, the artist's brushes, and the chef's apron. Then turn the page to learn which professionals wear and use the special gear in the jobs they do. Clever illustrations show the workers helping one another, and in the end, everyone joins together for a celebration that is out of this world.
Career Day by
Call Number: E ROC
Publication Date: 2000-04-26
Each child in Mrs. Madoff's class brings a visitor who tells the group about his or her job. We say a wide range of careers, from a nurse to a garbage collector, a musician/stay-at-home father, and even a paleontologist!
Hooray for Our Heroes! by
Call Number: E PB ALB
Publication Date: 2005-06-24
Super Grover identifies a variety of neighborhood heroes, from police and fire fighters to science teachers and helpful relatives.
Richard Scarry's Busytown Treasury by
Call Number: E SCA
Publication Date: 2016-09-06
Featuring Bedtime Stories, The Please and Thank You Book, A Day at the Fire Station, A Day at the Police Station, A Day at the Airport, Nicky Goes to the Doctor plus a bonus section full of fun activities, this is truly a treasury to celebrate, from the one and only Richard Scarry.
Call Number: E PB GIB
Publication Date: 1996
The noted nonfiction author-illustrator clearly describes the roles of police officers, fire fighters, utility workers, and other emergency personnel; the equipment they use; and the vehicles that transport them.
What Will You Be? by
Call Number: E MEN
Publication Date: 2021-05-04
What will you be when you grow up?
A young girl dreams about all the endless possibilities, sparking a sense of wonder, curiosity, and growth. With her abuela’s loving guidance, she goes on a path of self-discovery and learns her potential is limitless.