Our Books – Get a Job

The Get a Job series visits places most elementary and middle-school readers are familiar with—and might even take for granted—and presents them in a new, unexpected light. This series injects excitement into everyday destinations and proves how some of the most varied and challenging jobs can be found right in your own backyard.

The six books track the (mis)-adventures of title character Jeremiah Oliver Baumgartner, who goes by the nickname “Job.” In each book, Job sets of a chain of events that take him through different locations around his town and introduces him to the different people it takes to keep familiar workplaces running smoothly.

Readers can choose a single title of interest or schools can use the entire series as part of a robust career education curriculum.

Join Job as he learns about the following places:

  • Get a Job: at the Airport
  • Get a Job: at the Construction Site
  • Get a Job: at the Grocery Store
  • Get a Job: at the Hospital
  • Get a Job: at the Shopping Mall
  • Get a Job: at the Landfill
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Get a Job at the Airport

In Get a Job at the Airport, fictional character Jeremiah Oliver Baumgartner (Job, for short) introduces readers to a wide variety opportunities found (through his adventure and misadventures) at the airport. Back matter includes creative writing prompts and activities.

Chapters include:


  • Job at the Airport
  • Job Hangs Out
  • Job Tours the Terminal
  • Job on Board
  • Job Takes Off
  • Who Does What at Airports?
  • It’s Your Turn 

Get a Job at the Construction Site

In Get a Job at the Construction Site, fictional character Jeremiah Oliver Baumgartner (Job, for short) introduces readers to a wide variety opportunities found (through his adventure and misadventures) at a construction site. Back matter includes creative writing prompts and activities.

Chapters include:


  • Job Joins the Construction Crew
  • Job and the Construction Site
  • Job Gets a Hard Hat
  • Job Goes Inside Out
  • Job Sees His New School
  • Who Does What at the Construction Site?
  • It’s Your Turn 

Get a Job at the Grocery Store

In Get a Job at the Grocery Store, fictional character Jeremiah Oliver Baumgartner (Job, for short) introduces readers to a wide variety opportunities found (through his adventure and misadventures) at a grocery store. Back matter includes creative writing prompts and activities.

Chapters include:


  • Job Picks Some Produce 
  • Job Meets Meat 
  • Job Picks Up Some Packaged Food 
  • Job Dares to Choose Dairy 
  • Job Books It to the Bakery
  • Who Does What at the Grocery Store?
  • It’s Your Turn 

Get a Job at the Hospital

In Get a Job at the Hospital, fictional character Jeremiah Oliver Baumgartner (Job, for short) introduces readers to a wide variety opportunities found (through his adventure and misadventures) at the hospital. Back matter includes creative writing prompts and activities.

Chapters include:


  • Job Gets His Tonsils Out
  • Job Breaks a Leg
  • Job Gets a Baby Sister
  • Job’s Grandpa Has a Heart Attack
  • Job Gets Lost at the Hospital
  • Who Does What at Hospitals? 
  • It’s Your Turn

Get a Job at the Shopping Mall

In Get a Job at the Shopping Mall, fictional character Jeremiah Oliver Baumgartner (Job, for short) introduces readers to a wide variety opportunities found (through his adventure and misadventures) at the shopping mall. Back matter includes creative writing prompts and activities.

Chapters include:


  • Job Goes to the Mall
  • Job Goes on a Shopping Spree
  • Job Makes a Fashion Statement
  • Job Gets a Fashion Makeover
  • Job Shops ‘Til He Drops
  • Who Does What at Shopping Malls?
  • It’s Your Turn 

Get a Job at the Landfill

In Get a Job at the Landfill, fictional character Jeremiah Oliver Baumgartner (Job, for short) introduces readers to a wide variety opportunities found (through his adventure and misadventures) at a landfill. Back matter includes creative writing prompts and activities.

Chapters include:


  • Job Hits the Curb
  • Job at the Landfill
  • Job Cleans Up His Act
  • Job Gets Stinky
  • Job Recycles
  • Who Does What at the Landfill?
  • It’s Your Turn 

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