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Postal Worker Books
The Giant Hug by
Call Number: E HOR
Publication Date: 2008-09-09
When Owen sends a real hug to his grandmother for her birthday he inadvertently brings cheer to the postal workers as they pass the hug along.
Mr. Griggs' Work by
Call Number: E RYL
Publication Date: 1993-03-01
Mr. Griggs so loves his work at the post office that he thinks of it all the time and everything reminds him of it.
Millie Waits for the Mail by
Call Number: E STE
Publication Date: 2007-07-24
Millie the cow loves to scare the mailman and chase him off the farm, until the mailman comes up with a plan that ends up pleasing everyone.
My Funny Valentine by
Call Number: E PB ZIE
Publication Date: 2002-12-30
It's almost Valentine's Day and James has put a very special Valentine's Day card in the mail. The little card has to travel a long way. It rides in a truck and an airplane. Lift the flaps, and you can follow the funny valentine on its exciting trip through the mail!
It Came in the Mail by
Call Number: E CLA
Publication Date: 2016-06-21
After Liam writes to his mailbox, asking for more mail, he gets his wish, but soon he realizes that sending mail is even more fun than receiving it.
Owney, the Mail-Pouch Pooch by
Call Number: E KER
Publication Date: 2008-04-29
Summary: In 1888, Owney, a stray terrier puppy, finds a home in the Albany, New York, post office and becomes its official mascot as he rides the mail train through the Adirondacks and beyond, criss-crossing the United States, into Canada and Mexico, and eventually traveling aroud the world by mail boat in 132 days.
Sincerely, Emerson by
Call Number: E WEB
Publication Date: 2020-12-08
One tiny act of kindness can have a huge impact. And in this heartwarming, hopeful, absolutely true story, a simple letter does just that. A true story that quickly went viral, this is now a timely, extraordinary picture book. Sincerely, Emerson follows eleven-year-old Emerson Weber as she writes a letter of thanks to her postal carrier, Doug, and creates a nationwide outpouring of love.
Construction Worker Books
Construction Destruction by
Call Number: E PB DEA
Publication Date: 2015-03-24
Pete the cat gets construction workers and equipment to build the coolest playground ever.
Billions of Bricks by
Call Number: E CYR
Publication Date: 2016-10-11
A counting book that leads readers through the day in the life of a construction worker building with bricks.
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by
Call Number: E BUR
Publication Date: 2014-10-21
When Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel, Mary Anne, lose their jobs to the gasoline, electric, and diesel motor shovels, they find a new opportunity in a very surprising place.
Builders and Breakers by
Call Number: E LIG
Publication Date: 2018-10-09
Two children follow their father to work when he forgets his lunch and they get to see the sights and sounds of a building site, including breakers breaking, diggers digging, and cranes hoisting.
Sanitation Worker Books
Trashy Town by
Call Number: E ZIM
Publication Date: 1999-02-27
Little by little, can by can, Mr. Gillie, the trash man, cleans up his town.
Stop That Garbage Truck! by
Call Number: E GLA
Publication Date: 1993-09-01
Shy Henry eagerly waits to see his "buddy" on the garbage truck every time it comes--and finally manages to speak on a day when there is a small emergency.
I Stink! by
Call Number: E MACM
Publication Date: 2006-08-22
A big city garbage truck makes its rounds, consuming everything from apple cores and banana peels to leftover ziti with zucchini.
A Sick Day for Amos McGee by
Call Number: E STE
Publication Date: 2010-05-25
Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always made time to visit his good friends: the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the rhinoceros, and the owl. But one day, he woke with the sniffles and the sneezes. Though he didn't make it into the zoo that day, he did receive some unexpected guests.
Panda-Monium at Peek Zoo by
Call Number: E WAL
Publication Date: 2014-04-08
Peek Zoo is holding an animal parade to celebrate the birth of their baby panda. But when the day arrives, nothing is ready. As Mr. Peek races around preparing, he leaves a trail of chaos. Thank goodness Mr. Peek's son, Jimmy, is there to save the day and ensure the crowd gets the best animal parade ever.
I Am a Zookeeper by
Call Number: E PB BEN BOARD BOOK
Publication Date: 1995-02-01
A young boy and girl visiting the zoo watch the keepers as they take care of their animals and decide to become zookeepers when they grow up.
I Want to Be a Zookeeper by
Call Number: EASY NONFICTION COMMUNITY
Publication Date: 2003-03-01
The I Want to Be... series gives young children a realistic insight into the working day of adults. Easy-to-read captions and color photographs of women and men from different cultures help children understand what's involved in each occupation. Young readers learn to respect the importance of doing a job well and appreciate the contributions these workers make to our life and the world around us.
A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper by
Call Number: EASY NONFICTION COMMUNITY
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
This book follows a zookeeper through the work day, and describes the occupation and what the job requires.
A Lion Named Shirley Williamson by
Call Number: E WAB
Publication Date: 1996-10-28
Although a lion's unusual name causes confusion and misunderstanding at the zoo, she becomes a favorite with the public and with Seymour the zookeeper.
Beautiful Buehla and the Zany Zoo Makeover by
Call Number: E HOG
Publication Date: 2006-05-01
A beautician was called in to the zoo to help the zookeeper get the animals ready for picture day. The beautician had a wonderful time using her zany artistic ideas on the animals, but the animals and the zookeeper were not happy with the results. It's picture day at the zoo, and zookeeper Mr. Phibbs has to get the animals in tip-top shape -- in a flash. Good thing Beautiful Buehla is on call, ready for a complete animal makeover. And what could be more Beautiful than a pompadoured lion, disco bears, and a pink gorilla? Or maybe not...
Even More Jobs
Down by the Station by
Call Number: E STO
Publication Date: 2002-09-01
Presents the illustrated lyrics to the traditional song which describes the many noisy vehicles that can be seen near the train station early in the morning. Features die-cut pages.
Note for HMCPL patrons: This is an oversized book. Yes, it is massive!
Kitten and the Night Watchman by
Call Number: E SUL
Publication Date: 2018-09-25
As he makes his rounds, a night watchman hears birds calling, insects buzzing, and vehicles roaring by, while a stray kitten keeps him company.