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Cabin Girl

by Kristin Butcher
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: bullying, new experience, business, careers, occupations, friendship

Sixteen-year-old Bailey is working at her first summer job, as a cabin girl at a fly-in fishing camp at Witch Lake. She struggles with the job at first but enjoys hearing the stories of the area, including the legend of a local ghost. Then April, an older waitress with street smarts, takes Bailey under her wing and the two girls become friends. Itâ …

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Son of Happy

by Cary Fagan, illustrated by Milan Pavlovic
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: humorous stories, business, careers, occupations, dance, emotions & feelings

How would you feel if your dad were a clown?

The boy in this story never wants to go to his friends’ birthday parties, because Happy the Clown is always there. And Happy is … his dad.

He wishes his dad had a regular job, like all the other kids’ parents. He didn’t mind his dad being a clown when he was a little kid, but now it’s just embarr …

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Our Corner Store

by Robert Heidbreder, illustrated by Chelsea O'Byrne
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: poetry (see also stories in verse), business, careers, occupations, stories in verse

This delightful novel in verse follows the adventures of a brother and sister around the neighborhood, and especially at the corner grocery store!

Race you to our corner grocery store!

Stanstones’ corner store is the heart of the neighborhood for the brother and sister in this story. They help to close the store every Saturday and save their pennie …

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Busy Noisy Construction

edited by Cottage Door Press, by Carmen Crowe, illustrated by Tommy Doyle
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 7
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: business, careers, occupations, cars & trucks, science & technology

Bzz, bzz, bzzrt! A noisy construction crew is busy building in the neighborhood leaving lots of curious neighbors guessing what the new building will be. A toy store? A castle? A carrot cafĂ© perhaps? Join panda and his animal pals as they investigate the new addition to the neighborhood while also prepping for their biggest basketball game yet. Fo …

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Teddy Bear of the Year

by Vikki VanSickle, illustrated by Sydney Hanson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: emotions & feelings, toys, dolls, puppets, business, careers, occupations

The teddy bears' picnic gets a modern twist in this warm and fuzzy picture book about a young teddy bear who learns that small acts of kindness can make a big difference.

Ollie is a regular bear with a regular job. He listens to his girl's stories about her days, he snuggles her to sleep and he is there waiting when she gets home from school. Just y …

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Rocky Waters

by Anne Laurel Carter, illustrated by Marianne Dumas
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: new experience, business, careers, occupations

Inspired by a true story, Rocky Waters is about a young boy who wants nothing more than to fish for lobster with his dad.

All day at school, Rocky stares out the window, imagining fishing boats sailing across the sky. He wants nothing more than to fish for lobster with his dad, and finally one season he’s old enough to go along.

Before dawn, Rocky …

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Clear Skies

by Jessica Scott Kerrin
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 8 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: exploration & discovery, science & technology, business, careers, occupations

As the US/Soviet Space Race heats up in 1961, eleven-year-old Arno finds his dreams of becoming an astronomer exploding like an extragalactic supernova.

It is the summer of 1961, and eleven-year-old Arno Creelman wants nothing more than to be an astronomer. His claustrophobia rules out flying in a cramped space capsule, so instead, Arno dreams of ex …

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