Community Workers

These books feature people who work in and around the community. For additional books, please visit the nonfiction shelves and browse the call numbers for each profession. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.

Picture Books (JE)

Author Title Call Number
CyrusBillions of Bricks
This counting book leads readers through a day in the life of a construction worker.
JE Cyrus
GomiThe Crocodile and the Dentist
Crocodile goes to the dentist, and they both have to overcome their fears.
JE Gomi
HelingClothesline Clues to Jobs People Do
Invites readers to guess different professions based on the uniform and equipment required for each.
JE Heling
LordAlbert the Fix-It Man
A cheerful repairman fixes things for his neighbors, who return the kindness when he catches a cold.
JE Lord
ShafferIt's Your First Day of School, Busy Bus!!
Busy Bus and his driver, Ben, make sure the school year gets off to a great start
JE Shaffer
VerdickSmall Walt
A gig snowstorm allows Small Walt to prove his worth as a snow plow.
JE Verdick

Nonfiction, Folktales & Poetry

Author Title Call Number
School People
Fifteen poems celebrate the school bus driver, the teacher, the caring custodian, and the school nurse.
J811 SC
BourgeoisGarbage Collectors
Explains the jobs of garbage collectors and recyclers.
J 363.72 BO
BridgesI Drive a Snowplow
A driver named Nicole clears the road of snow and ice.
JE 625.7 BR
ColeA Friend Like Iggy
The true story of Iggy, a special dog who helps kids testify in court.
J 636.7 CO
FirestoneSchool Secretaries
Explains how school secretaries keep schools running.
J 371.2 FI
FloranceMy Doctor's Visit
This Doctor's visit turns even the most squeamish kids into science super fans.
618.92 FL ?
FrostWe Need Pharmacists
Shows how pharmacists prepare medicine and educate patients.
J 615.1 FR
JeffriesMeet the Baker
A look at the work that bakers, from mixing batter to slicing bread.
J641.8 JE
JeffriesMeet the Farmer
Offers and opportunity to hear from one of the many people who grow the food we eat.
J630 JE
KenneyLibrarians at Work
Highlights the many services a librarian can provide.
J 027 KE
KnudsenPolice Officers
An introduction to the duties of a police officer.
J363.2 KN
KreismanPeople Who Help
Provides an overview of community helpers and their jobs.
J 307.3 KR
LiebmanI Want to Be a Dentist
Photos and lively captions show what happens at the dentist's office.
J617.6 LI
MackenSanitation Workers
Explains how sanitation workers dispose of garbage.
J 628.44 MA
McCarthyFirefighters' Handbook
Explores what it takes to be a firefighter, including training and equipment.
J628.9 McC
Inculdes architects, foremen, construction workers, crane operators, welders, plumbers, electricians, and decorators.
JE 690 McG
MindenAuto Mechanics
a look behind the scenes at an auto garage.
J629.28 MI
Discusses a variety of specializations in nursing.
J 610.73 MI
PaulWhose Hands Are These?
Guessing-game introduction to most categories of community helpers.
JE 331.7 PA
RussellAero and Officer Mike: Police Partners
Shows a police dog and his human partner at work and play.
J363.2 RU
ShepherdA Day with Paramedics
Simple text and photographs describe the day in the life of a paramedic.
362.1 SH
TrumbauerWe Need Child Care Workers
Presents child care workers and describes their role in the community.
J 362.71 TR
WorthingtonA Plumber's Job
Shows how a plumber makes sure everything that carries water works properly
J696 WO

Last Updated: 3/20


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