Mar 23, 2012

Career Ideas for kids who like Writing, by Diane Lindsey Reeves

Title: Career Ideas for kids who like Writing
Author: Diane Lindsey Reeves
Target Audience: Young Adult
Pages: 162
Chapters: 9
Genre: Non-fiction
Rating:  9/10

Blurb (quoted):
“What do you want to be when you grow up? At the age of 10, 11, 12, or 13 could you possibly know exactly what career you will choose as an adult? Of course not! But these are the perfect ages for you to start discovering who you are, what you like to do, and what you can do best.
It’s natural for you to change your mind about what you want to be when you grow up. One day it’s an astronaut, the next it’s an athlete. The Career Ideas for Kids series takes advantage of this curiosity and shows you the many, diverse opportunities available to you.
This enjoyable new series guides you through a multitude of career possibilities based on your specific interests and skills and links you talents to a wide variety of actual professions. Highly motivational, and just plain fun, each light-hearted volume is filled with delightful text and playful illustrations to engage you.
Volumes in the series include Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Art, Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Computers, Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Science, Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Sports, Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Talking, and Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Writing.
Diane Lindsey Reeves hold an undergraduate degree in elementary education and a master’s-level certification in applied communications. She is a graduate of the Denver Publishing Institute and is the author or co-author of several books. Reeves is the owner of a publication development company and conducts workshops on teaching career-planning skills to students. She is also the mother of two daughters and is actively involved in their education.”

This book, although aimed at pre-teens / tweens, was incredibly useful, informative, and inspiring for me, even at age 16.
It is interactive-optional, meaning there are activities within the book to complete, however they are optional and not necessary to continue reading. It’s well designed and set up in an easy to navigate and easy to understand way. The information is clear and informative while still interesting without being dull. It is easy and fast to read, as you can skip over parts that aren’t applicable or interesting to you. This book provides insights into your personality type, career options, and ways to get your foot in the door.
I found the book engaging and inspiring, as well as informative – it’s not a bore to read, which is key to non-fiction. It delivers exactly what it promises.
 This book has a recommendation from me to anyone wanting to know about career pathways that involve writing.

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