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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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Subjects : Secondary School Professional Development

  • 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
    • £75.00
    • RRP £305.79
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  • Little Princess Dressing Up! Sticker Activity Book

    Tony Ross

    Product Code: BPYCS
    Paperback 3 years +
    Pirate, doctor or famous explorer... Dress-up and decorate with over 200 stickers, plus play along with activities on every page. Super sticker fun for little royals with busy imaginations.
    • £5.89
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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.
    • £6.89
    • RRP £6.99
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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.
    • £13.49
    • RRP £14.99
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  • Vet

    Marne Ventura

    Product Code: CBXEF
    Hardback
    Do you love pets? Do you enjoy taking care of animals? Read this book to learn about working as a vet.
  • 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.
  • Polar Scientist

    Emily Shuckburgh

    Product Code: AOVYP
    Paperback 11 years +
    Find out what's involved in becoming a polar scientist from a top researcher in the field. You'll find out about the scientist's heroes, the equipment and skills she uses, and the challenges of conducting research and experiments in sub-zero temperatures!
    • £8.39
    • RRP £8.99
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  • Do What You are

    Paul D. Tieger

    Product Code: AJPCH
    Paperback 14 years +
    A revision of the bestselling guide to finding greater career satisfaction and success through Personality Type. A classic in the genre, DO WHAT YOU ARE has helped hundreds of thousands of people find truly satisfying work. Since the last edition, much has changed in the world of work, including the great recession and the explosion of technology. What hasn't changed is the power and usefulness of Personality Type to help people find greater career success. The fifth edition introduces updated sections and new insights on the modern workforce, technology, Baby Boomers seeking post-work fulfillment, online resources, job listings, and much more. Using workbook exercises and real-life examples to highlight the strengths and pitfalls of all 16 personality types, DO WHAT YOU ARE shows you step-by-step how to utilize your unique strengths to customise your job search, get the most out of your current career, obtain leadership positions, and achieve the best results in the shortest period of time.
    • £14.89
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  • Steve Jobs the Man Who Thought Different

    Karen Blumenthal

    Product Code: ADQCR
    Paperback 12 years +
    Inventor. Visionary. Genius. Dropout. Adopted. Steve Jobs was the founder of Apple and he was all of these things. Steve Jobs has been described as a showman, artist, tyrant, genius, jerk. Through his life he was loved, hated, admired and dismissed, yet he was a living legend; the genius who founded Apple in his parent's garage when he was just 20 years old, revolutionising the music world. He single-handedly introduced the first computer that could sit on your desk and founded and nurtured a company called Pixar bringing to life Oscar wining animations Toy Story and Finding Nemo. So how did the man, who was neither engineer nor computer geek change the world we live in, making us want every product he touched? On graduation day in 2005, a fifty-year-old Steve Jobs said: 'Today I want to tell you three stories from my life, That's it. Just three stories'. The first story is about connecting the dots. My second story is about love and loss. My third story is about death. This is his story...Critically acclaimed author Karen Blumenthal takes us to the core of this complicated and legendary man, from his adoption and early years through to the pinnacles of his career, his dismissal from his duties at Apple (for being too disruptive and difficult) to the graduation where he gave the commencement speech just 6 years before his death, giving life to what were soon to become some of most famous quotes of his career, ending with the message: "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you." "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life."
    • £8.09
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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
    • RRP £8.99
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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.
    • £4.79
    • RRP £5.00
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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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  • 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.
    • £12.89
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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
    • RRP £12.99
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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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  • I Want to Be a Zookeeper

    Dan Liebman

    Product Code: BWBIK
    Paperback
    A picture guide to the work of a zookeeper, 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.
    • £3.16
    • RRP £3.95
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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.
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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.
  • STEAM Jobs for Gamers

    Sam Rhodes

    Product Code: BSXBO
    Hardback
    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.
  • Behind-the-Scenes Film Careers

    Danielle S. Hammelef

    Product Code: BMUEA
    Paperback 5 years +
    Fascinating facts, fun pictures and easy-to-read sidebars highlight informative text about some of the most interesting jobs that take place behind the scenes in the entertainment industry. Readers will get a glimpse of what it takes to make it as a talent agent, location scout, casting director, and more and find out what goes on behind the glamour.
    • £8.29
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  • Behind-the-Scenes Music Careers

    Mary Boone

    Product Code: BMUDZ
    Paperback 5 years +
    Who hasn't dreamed of a glamorous job in modelling, music or entertainment? But behind every superstar are hundreds of people working to keep an industry running. Readers can now learn about unique and exciting careers that they may never have considered - behind the glamour.
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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.

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