I Want to Be a Scientist (I Can Read Level 1) (Hardcover)

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"An informative and accessible child's-eye view of STEM careers" —Kirkus Reviews

For any child who loves making art! This I Can Read story, blending narrative with nonfiction, introduces many different kinds of working artists to the young reader.

Papa takes me to an art show and I get to meet a painter and a sculptor. Then we go to Papa’s workspace. He’s a hand-lettering artist. He takes me to meet the other artists in the building and I get to see how they work.  Maybe I will be an artist when I grow up!

Over the course of an exciting day with Papa, our young narrator interacts with a potter, a photographer, an animator, a graphic designer, an illustrator, a cartoon artist, and even a muralist! 

Art and artists are everywhere. There are loads of ways to make art—and making art doesn’t just have to be a hobby. 

I Want to Be an Artist is a vibrant addition to the I Can Read series that introduces young readers to important community helpers. Includes a glossary.

This Level One I Can Read and Guided Reading Level K is perfect for 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 3–7 will enjoy finding out more about the people who do so much to help all of our communities.

Meet these scientists:

    • Marine biologist
    • Hydrologist
    • Microbiologist
    • Geologist
    • Seismologist
    • Climate scientist
    • Meteorologist
    • Zoologist
    • Astronomer
    • Epidemiologist
    • Physicist

About the Author

Laura Driscoll is the author of many beginning reader books, including I Want to Be a Doctor, I Want to Be a Pilot, and other books in this series. She lives in central Connecticut with her husband and two kids.

Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Catalina Echeverri now lives in London with her family. Catalina is never without her sketchbook. She particularly enjoys working on projects that make a positive impact on people’s lives.

Praise For…

Driscoll distills complicated ideas about science professions into simple sentences for understanding and readability. A good choice as part of a series that can help establish a core collection of early reader titles. — School Library Journal

An appealing choice from the My Community subset of the I Can Read series. Booklist

Jaunty, stylized illustrations support the story’s upbeat tone. From patients and visitors to staff, character portrayal is diverse in terms of race, age, and body type. An informative beginning-reader story from the I Can Read! series. — Booklist

The illustrations are expressive, colorful and seem to flow through the different parts of the hospital... VERDICT: A solid addition prescribed for all beginning reader and community helper collections. — School Library Journal

Aspiring young scientists, take heed! . . . An informative and accessible child’s-eye view of STEM careers.  — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062989659
ISBN-10: 0062989650
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: February 20th, 2024
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: I Can Read Level 1