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Career Files

Series Description

The Career Files series explores 10 high-interest career fields with a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to work in those areas. Each book shows promising job options, how to get started in that field, and what skills are needed to succeed.

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  • Dewey: 331
  • Reading Level: Grades 3–5
  • Interest Level: Grades 3–6
  • Grade Level: T
  • Page Count: 32
  • Trim Size: 7″ x 9″
  • Lexile Levels: 710–840L
  • ATOS Levels: N/A
  • Correlation with National Curriculum
    • CCSS: RI 4.1, 2, 8; RI 5.1, 2, 8; NCSS: 4, 8, 9


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Set of 10: $328.00 (List) / $229.50 S/L
Individual Titles: $32.80 (List) / $22.95 S/L

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Latest Reviews

“Right away these titles apply real-life connections to the fields and dispel generalizations by featuring a wide variety of jobs, from air traffic controllers
 to animators to forensic scientists. Each title is a cover-to-cover read, but chapter headings organize work by types rather than specific jobs. In Sports and Music, the glamour of pro athletes and pop stars is acknowledged but downplayed to focus on the myriad support positions such as coaches, trainers, agents, composers, and sound engineers. Education includes several types of teachers and paraprofessionals, emphasizing technology and STEM skills. One section links job function with desirable traits, while ‘Think About It’ asks readers to reflect on whether this work fits their personality. The narrative text winds around captioned photos, numerical data, and sidebars. Salary, training, and outlook appear in grayscale boxes throughout, and a QR code in the back links to ebooks, content feeds, videos, graphics, and more. VERDICT A sizable variety, well suited for upper-elementary students perusing a field of interest.”

—School Library Journal, Spring 2018

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“Math may not be the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of air traffic controllers, but those individuals must be able to quickly calculate aircraft speeds and distances to keep planes safe. This is but one career highlighted by this Career Files series volume. The introduction points out that math is more than number-crunching, however. It’s also the study of ‘shapes, patterns, order, and change.’ A series of two-page spreads reveals interesting math-related jobs, including animator, architect, cryptologist, and forensic scientist. The main text describes how each career uses math, while colored text boxes summarize each spread’s content in a short, bulleted list. The clean, attractive design will draw readers who will likely be surprised by how versatile math can be.”

Working in Math
—Booklist, February 2018


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