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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.

  • The Careers Handbook

    DK

    Product Code: CKH2
    Paperback 11 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    This practical careers handbook helps you get to grips with the job market - packed with job inspiration and advice for career development Whether you want to know how to get into your dream career, need help understanding the job market or you simply don't know where to start your job search, The Careers Handbook is packed with advice and inspiration to find the perfect job for you! Browse 17 different industries, from Law and Science to Engineering and Media, finding new, exciting jobs and inspiration in the current job market. Answering all the difficult questions you don't want to ask careers advisers or recruiters The Careers Handbook is your ultimate guide for a successful job search and career development. Choose from 400 exciting careers and find out what qualifications you need, how much you could earn and how to get ahead in your chosen career!
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  • 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
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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.
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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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  • 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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  • Computer Games Designer

    Mark Featherstone

    Product Code: AKRJJ
    Paperback 11 years +
    People young and old love playing computer games, but what goes into making them? From simple games created by one person, to big blockbusters made by a huge team, there is an amazing range of games. Find out what's involved in developing computer games, the tools and skills you need, and the difficulties of managing a complex process.
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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.
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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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  • 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.
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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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  • Behind-The-Scenes Fashion Careers

    Susan Henneberg

    Product Code: AYIBI
    Hardback
    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. In this book, readers can now learn about unique and exciting careers that they may never have considered - behind the glamour.
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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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  • 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."
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  • Special Effects Make-Up Artist

    Jonathan Craig

    Product Code: AKRJK
    Paperback 11 years +
    Movies are full of amazingly odd creatures, from aliens to zombies, but what goes into creating them? Many of these bizarre creatures are brought to life with make-up and prosthetics. Find out what's involved in being a special effects make-up artist, the tools and skills you need, and the difficulties of bringing imaginary creatures to life.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 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 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.
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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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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.