Video Game Designer

 
Cover: Video Game Designer
 
 

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Summary

Introduces readers to the cool career of video game designer by giving a better understanding of this cool job.

Specifications

Leveling

  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 124343
  • Accelerated Reader® Reading Level: 5.9
  • Accelerated Reader® Interest Level: MG
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

Table of Contents

  • The Evolution of Video Games
  • On the Job
  • Education and Training
  • The Next Level
  • Some Famous Video Game Designers
  • Glossary
  • For More Information
  • Index
  • About the Author

Reviews

School Library Journal

Hooking readers with a job scenario, these conversational narratives then flow into historical perspectives, adding illustrations of early pioneers. Chapters cover typical career-education content such as what happens at work, what it takes to do the job, and what the future holds. Color-blocked vocabulary is integrated into the text and defined in a glossary. Sidebar information is labeled as “Learning & Innovation Skills,” which often poses critical-thinking questions, or “Life & Career Skills,” which features, for example, a short inspirational biography. This series is more of a cover-to-cover read than the others reviewed here, requiring fact finders to consult the index for information such as salary.

Bottom Line: “Cool Careers: Helping Careers” and “Extreme Careers” are so eye-catching that there is no question about their value as reading motivators at their respective levels. Both integrate facts and vocabulary in a lively writing style with plenty of interesting asides. “Cool Careers: 21st Century Skills Library” is more structured and aligned to educational initiatives for middle grades than “Extreme Careers,” and it is better for report writing, yet it doesn’t sacrifice accessibility. High school collections should consider “Great Careers with a High School Diploma” for its inclusion of everyday occupations such as cable installer and groundskeeper.

Contributors

Author: Kevin Cunningham

Kevin Cunningham is the author of several books, including biographies of Joseph Stalin and J. Edgar Hoover and a series on diseases in human history. He lives in Chicago.

 

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