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  • Spot

    SPOT

    Spot books pair key words with engaging images at the beginning, middle, and end—making it fun to read, spot, and learn.

  • Readers

    AMICUS READERS

    Amicus Readers provide an inviting variety of nonfiction leveled books for K-2, serving young learners in pursuit of reading skills—just like Amicus pursues the big red ball.

  • Illustrated

    AMICUS ILLUSTRATED

    Amicus Illustrated offers fiction and nonfiction for preschool to grade 6 with highly visual information and stories that students—and our pal Amicus—are after!

  • High Interest

    AMICUS HIGH INTEREST

    Like many students, Amicus likes to pursue what's of interest to him. Amicus High Interest books serve individual interests of those in grades 2-6.

  • Ink

    AMICUS INK

    Amicus Ink features board books, picture books, and paperbacks that encourage young children to explore facts, examine ideas, and imagine new ways of understanding the world.

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    AMICUS EBOOKS

    Amicus ebooks offer digital options for some of our series. Click on the ebooks icon to learn more.

I'll Be a Chef
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I'll Be a Chef

9781607537595
Connie Colwell Miller / Silvia Baroncelli

 

A young boy pretends to be a master chef while cooking in the kitchen with his dad and shows what it’s like to be a professional chef. Includes hands-on activity and glossary of chef terms.



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I'll Be a Doctor
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I'll Be a Doctor

9781607537601
Connie Colwell Miller / Silvia Baroncelli

 

A young girl pretends to be a pediatrician while waiting for her baby brother’s checkup and shows what it’s like to be a professional doctor. Includes hands-on activity and glossary of doctor terms.



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I'll Be a Firefighter
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I'll Be a Firefighter

9781607537618
Connie Colwell Miller / Silvia Baroncelli

 

Twins Lucy and Liam pretend to be firefighters after school and show what it’s like to be a professional firefighter. Includes hands-on activity and glossary of firefighting terms.



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I'll Be a Musician
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I'll Be a Musician

9781607537625
Connie Colwell Miller / Silvia Baroncelli

 

A young girl practices her violin lesson and pretends to be a famous concert violinist, showing what it’s like to be a professional musician. Includes hands-on activity and glossary of muscial terms.



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I'll Be a Paleontologist
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I'll Be a Paleontologist

9781607537632
Connie Colwell Miller / Silvia Baroncelli

 

A young boy and his friends dig in their sandbox and pretend to be real paleontologists digging up dinosaur bones, showing what it’s like to be a professional paleontologist. Includes hands-on activity and glossary of paleontology terms.



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I'll Be a Veterinarian
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I'll Be a Veterinarian

9781607537649
Connie Colwell Miller / Silvia Baroncelli

 

A young boy pretends to be a veterinarian while playing with a friend after school, showing what it’s like to be a professional veterinarian. Includes hands-on activity and glossary of veternarian terms.



retail $29.95 your price $20.95

I'll Be a Chef
9781607537595
I'll Be a Doctor
9781607537601
I'll Be a Firefighter
9781607537618
I'll Be a Musician
9781607537625
I'll Be a Paleontologist
9781607537632
I'll Be a Veterinarian
9781607537649

When I Grow Up

 

Put a new twist on community helpers units and career day with this series. Real-life experiences spark each imaginative adventure—a sandbox digger dreams of being a famous paleontologist, a boy helping his dad cook becomes a famous chef. Great as discussion starters, these books portray a day in the life of these “grown-up” jobs and inspire kids to think about when they grow up.

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Complete Series of 6: retail $179.70 your price $125.70

READING LEVEL: GRADE K AND UP
  • Formats: Reinforced Library Binding, eBook

  • Pages: 24

  • Trim Size: 9.25" x 8.25"

School Library Journal,
November 2016

“Expanding on the age old question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” this series employs cartoon drawings to explore the career-related imaginings of a child (e.g., what it would be like to play a violin solo for a concert performance, or find a T. rex bone on an archeological dig). Baroncelli’s illustrations depict a diverse group of cheerful children as they turn sandbox play into a dinosaur dig, or a collection of stuffed animals into a veterinary office. Speech bubbles contain the narration, and instances of challenging vocabulary (stethoscope, tortellini, percussion) seem incongruous to the toddlerlike appeal of the book, although a words-to-know section in the back offers some help. Each tale ends with a hands on activity, for instance, making a box guitar from a shoebox, wire hanger, and rubber bands. VERDICT A palatable series to bridge the gap between pretend play and real job description and terminology. ”—Series Made Simple

Parade.com,
November 29th, 2016

“If your little one likes to shadow you in the kitchen, you’ll enjoy reading When I Grow Up I’ll Be a Chef (Amicus Publishing) together. Written by Connie Colwell Miller, with illustrations by Silvia Baroncelli, you’ll follow a young boy who pretends to be a master chef while cooking in the kitchen with his dad. After you’ve read the story, flip back to the glossary of chef terms to review what you’ve learned, and complete the hands-on activity included with the book. ”—Solana Hawkenson