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Inspiring Children’s Books About Jobs and Careers

This carefully curated collection of children’s books about jobs and careers is packed with engaging books about different careers, designed to inspire and delight young readers and show them the myriad of careers available to them, some of which they may never have heard of! These books are packed with information about the different careers, and encourage children to dream big and work hard to achieve their goals. From footballers to entrepreneurs; veterinarians to doctors, these are the best kids books to read with your children if they are interested in finding out about the world of work.

How to Be a Doctor and Other Life-Saving Jobs

Written by Dr Punam Krishan Illustrated by Sol Linero
5-7
A friendly, fascinating book about how to work in the medical industry, written by NHS GP and TV presenter Dr Punam Krishan. Do you have what it takes to become a doctor, a medical scientist or to work in public health? Find out all about the incredible life-saving jobs you…
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Incredible Jobs You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of

Illustrated by Natalie Labarre
7-9
Discover all kinds of weird and wonderful jobs you never knew existed in this incredible picture book, shortlisted for the 2024 Waterstones Children's Book Award . Do you know what you want to do when you grow up? Why not work as a babysitter . . . for sloths? Or…
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How to Be a Footballer and Other Sports Jobs

Written by Rachel Yankey Illustrated by Sol Linero
5-7
A book for children aged 6+ who want to know the score about football jobs, written by former Arsenal and England footballer and CBeebies TV presenter Rachel Yankey   Do you have what it takes to become a professional footballer, a manager or even to work in sports TV? Learn…
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How to Be a Vet and Other Animal Jobs

Written by Dr Jess French Illustrated by Sol Linero
5-7
A friendly and fascinating book about how to work with animals, for children from 6+, written by vet and CBeebies presenter Dr Jess French Do you have what it takes to become a vet, a horse trainer or to work at a nature reserve? Find out all about the incredible…
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All Through the Night: People Who Work While We Sleep

Written by Polly Faber Illustrated by Harriet Hobday
2-5
A beautifully illustrated picture book exploring the jobs that keep a city running all through the night, and make it ready for the new day. The sky is getting dark. In a big city, a little girl is eating her dinner, brushing her teeth and getting ready for bed. Meanwhile,…
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How to be a Detective and Other Crime-Fighting Jobs

Written by DC Alexandra Beever Illustrated by Sol Linero
5-7
A friendly, fascinating book about how to work in the crime-fighting industry, written by Detective Constable Alexandra Beever. Do you have what it takes to become a detective, a crime scene investigator or a forensic scientist? Find out all about the incredible crime-fighting jobs you could do, from training to…
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When You’re Fast Asleep – Who Works at Night-Time?

Written by Peter Arrhenius Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
2-5
Discover the amazing people that work when you're fast asleep in this large-format board book with easy-to-lift flaps on every page! There are all kinds of people that work during the night-time, from bakers to doctors, train drivers to road workers, and out at sea or in an art gallery.…
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How to be an Astronaut and Other Space Jobs

Written by Dr Sheila Kanani Illustrated by Sol Linero
5-7
Related activity sheets available on the Nosy Crow website. Shortlisted for the 2020 Blue Peter Book Awards Do you have what it takes to become an astronaut, a spaceship engineer or to work in Mission Control? Find out all about space and all the incredible space jobs you could do,…
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