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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

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 embarrassing. And even worse, since business is sl …

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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

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 pennies to buy candy. The store is the source of many adventures, where they spend a memorably spooky Halloween, play tricks on Mr. and Mrs. Stanstones, an …

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

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, Dad and sister Patsy untie their boat and head out to sea. Surrounded by the vast expanse of sky and water, Rocky feels …

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Clear Skies

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

It is the summer of 1961, and eleven-year-old Arno Creelman wants nothing more than to be an astronomer. Fortunately, his struggle with claustrophobia has little impact on his one true passion. Unlike his annoying friend Buddy, who wants to become an astronaut and is not at all bothered by the idea of flying in a cramped space capsule, Arno dreams …

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Great Job, Mom!

by Holman Wang
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: parents, daily activities, business, careers, occupations

A contemporary felted creation celebrating Mom's many jobs from the co-creator of Cozy Classics.

Being a mom is eleven jobs in one!

This unique picture book for very young readers celebrates the many jobs being a parent encompasses: A general who rallies the troops (or unruly kids), a curator of modern art (or finger paintings), an archeologist look …

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