The Career Readiness Department invites our elementary family to join us for "Story Time," our new interactive hour where students can engage in Career Ready concepts and conversations. Sessions are hosted on Teams.
Times and links are below.
Season 4 : 2022 - 2023
Architecture & Construction
An unabridged board book for kids version of the bestselling, best-beloved hardcover, perfect for small hands. Even the roughest, toughest readers will want to turn off their engines, rest their wheels, and drift to sleep with this sweet and soothing story. Vibrant illustrations and gentle rhyming text make this construction book for kids a surefire bedtime favorite for truck-crazy kids everywhere.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld
October 21, 2022
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Do you have what it takes to become a science sleuth? Of course you do! Discover how to gather clues and collect evidence to catch a thief, follow instructions to extract DNA from strawberries, take your own fingerprints, analyze handwriting, and much more. While you're having fun inspecting, detecting, and experimenting, you'll be learning all about the intriguing world of forensic science and its important role in real life.
By Claudia Martin Illustrated by Katie Kear
Information Technology/ Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
The Boy Who Thought Outside the Box: The Story of Video Game Inventor Ralph Baer
Crazy about Wii, Nintendo, X-Box, and PlayStation? Meet the inventor whose work made them all possible: Ralph Baer, creator of the first home video game system!
By Marcie Wessels
Illustrated by Beatriz Castro
December 16, 2022
Law and Public Service
Are you curious about fire trucks? Firefighting clothes? Hoses and ladders? You're in luck! Firefighter Jim works at the fire department.
By Gina Bellisario
Illustrated by Ed Myer
January 20, 2023
Business, Marketing, and Finance
The Four Money Bears teach kids the four basic functions of money. Spender Bear, Saver Bear, Investor Bear, and Giver Bear can each do good and bad things with their money. When they work together they learn to build a budget and teach each other how to better manage their money. The Four Money Bears and their friends share their stories and give kids fun financial tips. They come together in their forest home to teach everyone money management skills. These skills serve as building blocks for strong financial literacy and expose young children to healthy financial habits. Parents can also help kids create their own budget for every month of the year at the end of the story!
February 17, 2023
Health Science / Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources / Energy
Before we eat, many people work very hard―planting grain, catching fish, tending farm animals, and filling crates of vegetables. With vibrant illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Mary Azarian, this book reminds us what must happen before food gets to our tables to nourish our bodies and spirits.
By: Pat Brisson
Illustrated by Mary Azarian
March 24, 2023
Manufacturing/ Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
Jack has designed the ultimate fantasy car. Now his marvelous machine – inspired by zeppelins and trains, Cadillacs and airplanes – is ready to cruise. After a tour of the ritzy interior, Robert the Robot starts up the motor and Jack and his dad set off on the wildest test-drive ever!
By Chris Van Dusen
April 14, 2023
Education and Training/ Human Services/ Hospitality and Tourism
Mrs. Joyce, the school counselor at Emerson Elementary, uses high-fives to connect with her students. When Raymond moves to town he's not sure what to think of Mrs. Joyce. He enters her office nervous and full of questions, but it doesn't take long for him to trust the caring counselor.
Written By: Erainna Winnett
Illustrated by: Somnath Chatterjee
May 19, 2023