Career Book List: Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

Grades K-2

  1. Detective Dinosaur by James Skofield
    Help Detective Dinosaur follow the clues and find out just who that scary shadow in the dark alley was!
  2. Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? By Karen Beaumont
    Kanga wants to make cookies, but someone has eaten all the cookie dough. Who could it be? Join in the fun and find out!
  3. Big Frank’s Fire Truck by Leslie McGuire
    Ride along with Big Frank and the rest of the crew as they race to the scene of an accident, inspect the local KwikShop, demonstrate fire safety at Niceview Elementary School, and battle a raging brush fire!
  4. The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Dinosaur Bone by Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain
    The Bear Detectives come to the aid of Dr. Bear at the Bear Museum. With less than an hour to spare, the cubs must find the missing dinosaur bone so that everyone can enjoy the dinosaur exhibit.
  5. The Judge: An Untrue Tale by Harve Zemach
    The fiery old Judge, impatient with such foolish nonsense, calls them scoundrels, ninnyhammers, and throws them all in jail. But in the end, Justice is done--and the Judge is gone.
  6. City Adventures #3 Calling all Cars (LEGO READER) by Sonia Sander
    Sound the alarm! The bank is being robbed! Will the police solve the crime or will the bank robbers get away?
  7. A Day in the Life of a Police Officer (Level1: Beginning to Read) by Linda Hayward
    The duties of police officers are simply explained to young readers in this book.
  8. Police Officers on Patrol by Kersten Hamilton
    With this storybook’s warm and silly illustrations, it is a fun and reassuring way to tell kids about what police officers do.

Grades 3-5

  1. Detective Science: 40 Crime-Solving, Case-Breaking, Crook-Catching Activities For Kids by Jim Wiese
    Search for evidence, gather clues, and discover how science can help solve a mystery.
  2. Sara Rose, Kid Lawyer by Spencer M. Aronfeld
    Sara Rose ends up finding herself involved in a real case representing her class in front of the school board. Along the way, Sara Rose learns who famous lawyers are in history and how to become a real lawyer when she does grow up.
  3. Sandra Day O'Connor (Ferguson Career Biographies) by Jean Kinney Williams
    The author outlines the procedures for being confirmed for a Supreme Court appointment and mentions some of the decisions that have been handed down and the opinions that O'Connor has written during her years on the Court.
  4. DK Eyewitness Books: Crime and Detection by Brian Lane and Laura Buller
    Throughout history, there have been criminals notorious for their crimes and judges famous for upholding the law. This fantastic collection of specially commissioned photographs shows how these crimes were committed, detected and judged.
  5. Judy Moody, Girl Detective by Megan McDonald
    It’s an honest-to-jeepers mystery! Agent Judy Drewdy sets out to solve the case of the missing puppy when a canine-cop-in-training vanishes into thin air.

Grades 6-8

  1. Career Ideas for Teens in Law and Public Safety By Diane Lindsey Reeves and Gail Karlitz
    A teen guide to a rewarding career in law and public safety.
  2. Theodore Boone: kid lawyer by John Grisham
    In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he’s only thirteen years old, Theo Boone thinks he’s one of them.
  3. The Bone Detectives: How Forensic Anthropologists Solve Crimes and Uncover Mysteries of the Dead by Donna M. Jackson
    This age-appropriate book combines full-color photos, charts, and sidebars to make this fascinating profession come alive.

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