Middle grade career awareness starts here!

Our middle-grade career exploration collection encourages early career awareness in grades five through seven with 43 interactive books arranged into five distinct, high-energy series.  Schools use them to support Perkins V programming, career and technical education (CTE) courses, career exploratories, CTSOs, Title 1 literacy efforts, and afterschool programs.  No school media center career collection is complete without them!

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When it's time to expand or enrich middle grade career exploration...

Five distinct series. Forty-three high-interest titles. Discover resources that help students in grades five through seven find their own bright futures through creative career exploration experiences. Student-friendly and specially designed to be: Informative. Interactive. Inspiring.

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work!

Thursday, April 23

Join millions of students, employers, parents, and teachers around the world for an inspiring day of career exploration at local work places.  Coming soon! TODASTW Trading Cards featuring 48 careers and 3 fun ways for students to make personal connections — Learn It! Earn It! Work It!  

In honor of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, I was asked to review the book Celebrate Holi With Me by Shomumi Sen. The delightful book introduces the Festival of Colors celebrated in India. In the cadence of rhyming verse, readers learn about the legend behind the celebration where good triumphs over evil. Colorful illustrations evoke the spirit of the happy occasion. After reading this story, readers will want to grab the nearest pichkari (a colorful water gun that is used to spray water on others during Holi) and join in the fun beginning this year on March 9th.