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Learn about professional development for teens with Book People's hand-picked selection of secondary school books. Suitable for teachers and students, these books look at the skills needed to launch careers in the wider world.

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Learn about professional development for teens with Book People's hand-picked selection of secondary school books. Suitable for teachers and students, these books look at the skills needed to launch careers in the wider world.

  • Non-Fiction Bundle 127

    Product Code: SP127
    Collection 11 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    This bundle is full of books that will appeal to students who prefer facts to fiction. From eye-opening biographies and the history of art and science to books about growing up and boosting self-esteem and confidence, these are a re must for every classroom.
    Please note titles may vary
    • £152.90
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  • Collins GCSE Study Skills

    Danielle Brown

    Product Code: APDRS
    Paperback 14 years +
    Take control of your revision for confident exam performance Written by experts, Collins GCSE Study Skills helps you prepare for exams efficiently and effectively. This invaluable companion includes advice on staying motivated, how the teenage brain works, the affects lifestyle, stress and attitude can have on learning and performance, as well as practical tips and ideas for getting ready for exams. Collins GCSE Study Skills can be used alongside Collins GCSE Revision, a series of revision guides and workbooks based on the proven principle that repeated, spaced practice testing achieves the best results.
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  • Girls Who Changed the World

    Michelle Roehm McCann

    Product Code: BMHED
    Paperback
    Going after you dream doesn't have to wait - be empowered by these incredible women and start changing the world now. From the inspiring author of Girls Who Rocked the World comes another comprehensive collection of true, inspiring profiles of successful young women throughout history who made their mark on the world before turning twenty. Young women today crave strong, independent role models to look to for motivation. Girls Who Changed the World offers a fun and uplifting collection of influential stories with forty-five more movers and shakers who made a difference early on in life. From Cleopatra to Mindy Kaling, and Aretha Franklin to Emma Watson - each with her own incredible story of how she created life-changing opportunities for herself and the world - you'll get to know these capable queens of empires and courageous icons of entertainment. Also included are profiles of gutsy teenagers who are out there rocking the world right now and personal aspirations from today's young women.
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  • English What Job Can I Get?

    Richard Spilsbury

    Product Code: AQBRF
    Paperback 11 years +
    The different careers that lead on from an interest or aptitude in a particular subject are explored. Many occupations are examined looking at what the job involves and the special skills that are needed.
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  • A* in Exams

    Ross Dickinson

    Product Code: AMZCW
    Paperback 15 years +
    This upbeat, easy-to-use guide will show you how to organise your work, revise effectively and prepare for exam day to give you the best chance of getting that A*! Peppered with jokes showing how not to do it from the inimitable Richard Benson, author of F in Exams, this book includes: * Preparing your revision environment * Organising your notes * Using the right revision methods * Choosing reliable online resources * Best practice for exam day * Finding the best approach for YOU
    • £7.69
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  • Business Studies for Dummies

    Dummies Press Family

    Product Code: AFTAF
    Paperback 14 years +
    Your hands-on introduction to modern business and business education Whether you're deciding on a course of study, headed to university, or settling down to your first year, Business Studies For Dummies provides you with a thorough overview of the subjects that form the foundation of a business studies degree. You'll get trusted, easy-to-follow coverage of all the topics you'll encounter: business start-up, accounting and finance, operations, human resources, management, analytics, business environment, and economics. Includes a clear, engaging, and concise overview of the key topics you'll encounter in your studies The perfect study companion for students With Business Studies For Dummies, you'll be one step ahead of the competition--at university and on the job.
    • £14.39
    • RRP £15.99
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  • The Careers Handbook

    DK

    Product Code: BXZQH
    Paperback
    Find your perfect job here! From social media and IT careers to jobs in architecture, hospitality, medicine, science, law, and the environment, this comprehensive and updated new edition features more than 400 cool careers. Do you have a passion but can't work out how to make a career out of it? Do you want to change career but don't know where to start? Are you worried about career development? Or are you overwhelmed by so much advice you are lost in a sea of information? You're not the only one! The Careers Handbook is here to help, offering practical and inspirational advice about our constantly changing job market. This revised edition reveals the most exciting jobs in data science and online platforms, whilst also arming you with all the information you need for career success in more "traditional" areas, from accounting to teaching. This indispensable guide is ideal for teenagers and newly qualified graduates. Career counsellors will also find this a trustworthy companion for helping students with their future career planning. So, whether you want to become a nurse or computer games developer, a chef or cyber-security analyst (or you simply have no idea!), this book is your ultimate careers source. Concise and combining a user-friendly approach with a bold, graphic design, The Careers Handbook is like having your very own career coach.
    • £12.39
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  • I Want to Be a Dentist

    Dan Liebman

    Product Code: BVQMD
    Paperback
    A picture guide to the work of a dentist, reflecting the increasing diversity in society, changing technology and the lives of adults that children come into contact with. This best-selling series of 17 titles has sold more than 800,000 copies since publication and earned excellent reviews and praise for the range of occupations it features. With vibrant colour pictures and plain text, the I Want To Be series is an appealing introduction to a broad spectrum of occupations, from Pilot to Chef to Cowboy, making them ideal for inclusion in Community Helpers and other Common Core Correlations Social Studies and Language Arts units. New photos show Policewomen with contemporary uniforms and stateof-the-art equipment. Firefighters' uniforms protect better; builders are women as well as men; many of the Nurses are male. This reflects the society that kids are seeing now. Mainly, children will enjoy the I Want To Be books for the pictures, reading to themselves, seeing everyday people doing important jobs, like the adults in their family and in their dreams and aspirations.
    • £3.89
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  • Police Officer

    Louise Spilsbury

    Product Code: APWZV
    Hardback
    Discover how brave men and women keep our streets safe in Police Officer. This book explores how people enter the police force, the training they undertake to perform their job, the characteristics they need and the risks and rewards of their life-changing work. The book includes advice for children who wish to be a police officer, and explores whether they are likely to be suited to the job. What are the careers that make a difference to other people and improve or save their lives? Careers That Save Lives explores the world of jobs that save or change lives, offering readers an in-depth look at these worthwhile and fulfilling roles. The series invites children to consider why each job is so important and what characteristics people might need to carry it out. An interesting and reflective career series for children aged 9+.
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  • How to Write: Successful Essays, Dissertations, and Exams

    Chris Mounsey

    Product Code: AHNAI
    Paperback 15 years +
    This book provides students of all levels with essential and easy-to-follow guidance on how to plan, research, and write essays, dissertations, and exams. Taking you step by step through the process, from understanding a title or choosing your own, planning what to say and how to say it, right through to writing a strong conclusion, this book breaks down the process of essay writing and makes it manageable for everyone. It displays information clearly and features charts, diagrams, examples, handy hints, pitfalls to avoid, and separate 'in-depth' chapters specifically for anyone wanting to develop their essay writing skills even further. It also includes advice on setting out footnotes, references, and bibliographies, printing and editing the final draft, presentation, deadlines, time management, and good exam practice. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to explain how digital resources can be used to improve your essay technique e.g. how to research efficiently using the internet, how to use your library's electronic catalogue, and how to use electronic referencing systems. The structure of this new edition has been overhauled to make it even easier to find the information you are looking for, as the two parts have been integrated and now include helpful end of chapter summaries to recap the key points. New to this edition is a list of essay 'FAQs', submitted by real students, with answers directing you straight to the sections you need. Practical, accessible, and written by an author with extensive teaching experience, this book is a cure for essay panic and essential for students wanting to write a successful essay, whether at school or university.
    • £9.89
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  • STEAM Jobs for Petrolheads

    Sam Rhodes

    Product Code: CBZLX
    Paperback
    Do you love watching racing cars? Then maybe you can get a job making them go faster. There are more jobs for gearheads than you probably ever realized. From classic car restorer to motorcycle designer, readers will learn about various STEM and STEAM jobs for gearheads and what it takes to get one.
    • £7.19
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  • STEAM Jobs for Gamers

    Sam Rhodes

    Product Code: CBWWQ
    Paperback
    Do you love playing video games? Did you know you can get a job helping to create one? There are more jobs for those who love gaming than you probably ever realized. From animators to script writers, readers will learn about various STEM and STEAM gaming jobs and what it takes to get one.
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  • Shaping Up Culture

    Mark Maciver

    Product Code: CAXZF
    Paperback
    A collection of inspirational and practical how-to guides by the Black British Business Award Winner Mark Maciver aka Slider Cuts. SHAPING UP CULTURE is based on Maciver's own work in teaching others from a similar background to him how to run a successful business.
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  • You Can Work in Dance

    Samantha S. Bell

    Product Code: CAWOJ
    Paperback
    Do you like to dance? Do you want to perform in front of others or create new dance moves? Read this book to learn about the different ways you can work in dance.
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  • You Can Work in Fashion

    Samantha S. Bell

    Product Code: CAWNX
    Paperback
    Do you have fun deciding what to wear? Would you like to design clothes or sell them? Read this book to learn about the different ways you can work in fashion.
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  • Gross Jobs Working with Food

    Nikki Bruno

    Product Code: BWMCC
    Hardback
    Where can you get paid to deal with pet food, fish guts and organ meat? In the food industry! Readers will explore some of the most disgusting food-related jobs, down to the dirty details. They'll enjoy this high-interest topic so much they won't realize they're learning important information about STEM jobs.
    • £12.89
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  • Gross Jobs Working with Animals

    Nikki Bruno

    Product Code: BWMAZ
    Hardback
    Would you want to be a maggot farmer? How about a whale snot collector? Readers will learn about these disgusting animal-related jobs, down to the dirty details. They will enjoy this high-interest topic so much they won't realize they're learning important information about STEM jobs.
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  • You Can Work in Dance

    Samantha S. Bell

    Product Code: BWHFV
    Hardback
    Do you like to dance? Do you want to perform in front of others or create new dance moves? Read this book to learn about the different ways you can work in dance.
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  • You Can Work in Fashion

    Samantha S. Bell

    Product Code: BWHED
    Hardback
    Do you have fun deciding what to wear? Would you like to design clothes or sell them? Read this book to learn about the different ways you can work in fashion.
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  • I Want to Be a Librarian

    Dan Liebman

    Product Code: BWBIF
    Paperback
    A picture guide to the work of a librarian, reflecting the increasing diversity in society, changing technology and the lives of adults that children come into contact with. This best-selling series of 17 titles has sold more than 800,000 copies since publication and earned excellent reviews and praise for the range of occupations it features. With vibrant colour pictures and plain text, the I Want To Be series is an appealing introduction to a broad spectrum of occupations, from Pilot to Chef to Cowboy, making them ideal for inclusion in Community Helpers and other Common Core Correlations Social Studies and Language Arts units. New photos show Policewomen with contemporary uniforms and stateof-the-art equipment. Firefighters' uniforms protect better; builders are women as well as men; many of the Nurses are male. This reflects the society that kids are seeing now. Mainly, children will enjoy the I Want To Be books for the pictures, reading to themselves, seeing everyday people doing important jobs, like the adults in their family and in their dreams and aspirations.
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  • I Want to Be a Farmer

    Dan Liebman

    Product Code: BVQME
    Paperback
    A picture guide to the work of a farmer, reflecting the increasing diversity in society, changing technology and the lives of adults that children come into contact with. This best-selling series of 17 titles has sold more than 800,000 copies since publication and earned excellent reviews and praise for the range of occupations it features. With vibrant colour pictures and plain text, the I Want To Be series is an appealing introduction to a broad spectrum of occupations, from Pilot to Chef to Cowboy, making them ideal for inclusion in Community Helpers and other Common Core Correlations Social Studies and Language Arts units. New photos show Policewomen with contemporary uniforms and stateof-the-art equipment. Firefighters' uniforms protect better; builders are women as well as men; many of the Nurses are male. This reflects the society that kids are seeing now. Mainly, children will enjoy the I Want To Be books for the pictures, reading to themselves, seeing everyday people doing important jobs, like the adults in their family and in their dreams and aspirations.
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  • I Want to Be a Scientist

    Dan Liebman

    Product Code: BVQLR
    Paperback
    A picture guide to the work of a scientist, reflecting the increasing diversity in society, changing technology and the lives of adults that children come into contact with. This best-selling series of 17 titles has sold more than 800,000 copies since publication and earned excellent reviews and praise for the range of occupations it features. With vibrant colour pictures and plain text, the I Want To Be series is an appealing introduction to a broad spectrum of occupations, from Pilot to Chef to Cowboy, making them ideal for inclusion in Community Helpers and other Common Core Correlations Social Studies and Language Arts units. New photos show Policewomen with contemporary uniforms and stateof-the-art equipment. Firefighters' uniforms protect better; builders are women as well as men; many of the Nurses are male. This reflects the society that kids are seeing now. Mainly, children will enjoy the I Want To Be books for the pictures, reading to themselves, seeing everyday people doing important jobs, like the adults in their family and in their dreams and aspirations.
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  • Bridge That Gap!

    Angela Middleton

    Product Code: BTJVF
    Paperback
    Bridge That Gap! How Schools Can Help Students Get Their First Job and Build the Career They Want by Angela Middleton is a thoughtful and insightful book that will be of invaluable assistance to teachers who really care about the futures of their pupils. Most education professionals will concede that there is a chasm between school careers advice and the reality for young people in gaining the skills that will help them make it in the real world of employment. This book showcases Angela's extensive knowledge to explain how a bridge can be built to cross the divide between theory and practice - and will equip teachers with the wherewithal they need to help their pupils fly.
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
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  • STEAM Jobs for Petrolheads

    Sam Rhodes

    Product Code: BSYCN
    Hardback
    Do you love watching racing cars? Then maybe you can get a job making them go faster. There are more jobs for gearheads than you probably ever realized. From classic car restorer to motorcycle designer, readers will learn about various STEM and STEAM jobs for gearheads and what it takes to get one.
    • £12.99
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Suitable for every student, professional development for teens will help guide and give assistance for anyone dreaming about their future career goals.

Get inspired

If you have students who are unsure on what they want to do after they leave school, then these hand-picked guide books will help teach them about the extensive job market that is available to them. From polar scientist to computer games designer and fashion photography, we have it all.

Real life experiences

We have books that are curated to students who have specific passions rather than job ideas, from being good at sport to wanting a job that involves music or geography. If your students have an interest, then we will have a job for them.