Middle grade career exploration starts here!

Six distinct series. Fifty-one high-interest titles.  

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 1:


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. Students answer two questions: Is this career right for you? What would this career look like for you? 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!


School Smarts Show the Way!


The Career Clues Quest supports self-discovery as students get acquainted with who they are and what they want to do. Fun quizzes and activities help them identify the interests, skills, and abilities that make them one of a kind. Uncovering these clues connect student aspirations with real world opportunities! These free and easy-to-use classroom activities are perfect for career exploratories and promote early career awareness. 

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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