Working at a Hospital
From the Set 21st Century Junior Library
Working at a Hospital introduces young readers to many careers available at a hospital, from doctors and nurses to lawyers and accountants. Colorful sidebars encourage young children to think, create, guess, and ask questions about a career working in a hospital.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level|
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|Publisher||Cherry Lake Press|
|Available Formats||Reinforced book (9781602792647), Hosted ebook (9781602794139H)|
|Number of Pages||24, 24|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
School Library Journal
These ambitious titles offer a wealth of material about the different careers that can be found under the umbrella of one workplace: Hospital, for example, covers doctors, nurses, physical therapists, chaplains, custodial and kitchen workers, accountants, and lawyers, with the latter being described in the most general of terms (“lawyers make sure the hospital follows all of its rules”). Each volume begins with a general description of the workplace, followed by details about workers and a final chapter recommending early steps readers can take to pursue one of these careers—those interested in becoming teachers can help friends with schoolwork, for example. Sidebars with headings such as Create! Think! and Ask Questions! encourage active learning and extend the ideas presented in the text. Colorful, clear photos on each page seem carelessly chosen (some fail to add information), and the books have several typos. Despite the chipper tone of the texts—there are lots of exclamation points!—readers may be overwhelmed.
Author: Pam Rosenberg
Pam Rosenberg has written more than 30 books for young people. A former teacher and corporate trainer, she currently works full time as a writer and editor. She lives in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
- What Is a Hospital?
- Hospital Workers
- Do You Want to Work at a Hospital?
- Find Out More
- About the Author