Library Media Connection
Each book in this series, except Robot Scientist and Sound Engineer, begins with a historical narrative that illustrated how the Career has influenced daily life. These stories are good books for students and would be quite useful in book talking the titles. Each title proceeds to give a basic overview of the career. The books are not written in a cookie cutter fashion: some cover tools of the trade, others its impact on the future, and others walk the reader through a day in the life. Marginal asides include life and career skills, learning and innovation skills, and 21st century content. Each provides further insight into the career as well as posing thought-provoking questions that require the reader to apply higher level thinking skills. Illustrative photographs accompany the text and add to the books? visual appeal. The only drawback is that some vocabulary will be a stretch for readers and often the glossary uses advanced terms to define words.
Bibliography, Glossary, Index.
Amanda Jones, Library Media Specialist. Dominion Trail elementary, Ashburn, Virginia