For the child who says, "I want to be an engineer when I grow up!" And for any child who wants a gentle behind-the-scenes look at being an engineer.
I never knew that there were so many different ways to be an engineer. When my big brother goes to school for engineering, I learn that there are engineers who build buildings and design big rockets. Did you know that there are other kinds of engineers too? There are environmental engineers, plumbing engineers, robotic engineers—and many more! Maybe I’ll be an engineer, too?
With this story blending narrative with nonfiction elements, readers meet the wide variety of engineers who do so much to support our communities.
I Want to Be an Engineer is part of a I Can Read series that introduces young readers to important community helpers. This Level One I Can Read is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts of Level One books support success for children eager to start reading on their own.
For anyone looking for books about community helpers for kids, the I Can Read My Community books are a great choice. The books are bright and upbeat and feature characters who are diverse in terms of gender, race, age, and body type. Kids ages 3-6 will enjoy finding out more about the people who do so much to help all of our communities.
Laura Driscoll is the author of numerous first chapter and beginning reader books, including We Are Twins and The Bravest Cat! She lives in central Connecticut with her husband and two children.
Catalina Echeverri has been making doodles on paper ever since she can remember. Although originally from Bogotá Colombia, Catalina spent time in Italy, studying graphic design and eating pizza and ice cream every day that she could. When she’d eaten it all, she moved to Cambridge to study children’s book illustration. Catalina lives and works out of her home in London, and in her spare time enjoys making upcycling projects with her little daughters.