From the Set People in Our Community
Lights flash, sirens sound, and a fire truck speeds down the street toward a burning building. This may sound thrilling, but fighting fires ultimately requires an extreme amount of dedication and courage. This book gives young readers a glimpse of the risks firefighters face, as well as the heroism that helps save lives.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.8|
|Guided Reading Level||M|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||24, 24|
|Dimensions||9.5 x 8, 9.5 x 8|
A noteworthy review of People in Our Community from School Library Journal on April 1, 2014
Going beyond the ‘usual suspects’ when it comes to community helpers, this series profiles 12 different careers in 12 separate books, which will be sure to help fill in any collection gaps. Simple, clear writing is used to paint a complete picture of the community helpers, who are presented as real people. Stressing ‘who, what, when, where, and why’ questions, the titles describe job responsibilities in particular fields (clothes, tools, work environments, etc.) and the steps that one might have to take in order to enter the field, including any schooling/special training. Full-color photos supplement the text, as do captions and text boxes. At the end of each book, readers will find sections for ‘Learning more’ and ‘Why Don’t You Try Being….’ Not only will these informative offerings help kids with projects about community helpers, but they might also encourage young readers to think about their own future career prospects.
Author: Cecilia Minden
Cecilia Minden, PhD, is the former director of the Language and Literacy Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is now a reading consultant for school and library publications. She earned her PhD in reading education from the University of Virginia. Cecilia and her husband Dave Cupp live outside Chapel Hill, North Carolina. They enjoy sharing their love of reading with their grandchildren, Chelsea and Qadir.