Middle grade career exploration starts here!

Eight distinct series. Sixty-seven high-interest titles — including the brand new Career Expert Files series (coming January 2024)!  

Use them to supplement your Perkins V programming, career, and technical education (CTE) courses, career exploration activities, CTSOs, Title 1 literacy efforts, Gear Up, PLTW, Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work events, and afterschool programs.  Your school media center career collection isn’t complete without them!

A terrific supplement to all kinds of career exploration in the classroom, our energetic, high-interest approach also make these books ideal for homeschooling and parents who want to help their child find a bright future.

When it’s time to engage middle-grade students in interactive career exploration check out our interactive and inspiring books!

Career of the Week:

Emergency Medical Technician



Tuesday is career day! Each week we’ll spotlight a new career for students to ponder. Sure to spark curiosity and inspire big dreams, these activities also introduce a simple self-evaluation process to help students figure out which types of careers are right for them. Career ideas span all 16 nationally recognized career clusters and represent all kinds of education and skill levels. Add a little real world exploration to your week!

What Do You Need to Know?


COMING JANUARY 2024!  The Career Explore Files series offers middle grade readers a sneak peak at what you need to know to succeed as an auto mechanic, chef, construction manager, farmer, firefighter, nurse practitioner, pilot, and veterinarian. exploration. 


career ideas

The ORIGINAL Career Ideas Challenge! These free classroom activities were used by teachers everywhere in the days before COVID hit. Use them now to get students exploring specific careers within the context of solving real-world problems.  Check out ideas for each of the career clusters!


Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources




Information Technology



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