From the Set People in Our Community

Nursing is a demanding job and requires skill, patience, and a gentle touch. Kids learn about the professionals who take care of them when they're ill and help them maintain their overall health. Exciting pictures and informative text provide readers with a new appreciation for the nurses who care for our communities.

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  • Hello, My Name Is Amber
  • I Could Be a Nurse!
  • Learn About This Neighborhood Helper!
  • Who Can Become a Nurse?
  • Meet a Nurse!
  • Where Can I Learn to Be a Nurse?
  • What Does a Nurse Need to Do the Job?
  • Where Does a Nurse Work?
  • Who Works With Nurses?
  • When Do Er Nurses Help People?
  • I Want to Be a Nurse!
  • Why Don't You Try Being a Nurse?
  • Glossary
  • Learn More About Nurses
  • Index
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Dewey 610.73
Lexile 640L
ATOS Reading Level 3.8
Guided Reading Level M
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781626872301
Copyright 2014
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 9.5 x 8
Graphics Full-color photographs

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.