• Tiffany Obeng

What do I want to be when I grow up? Books to Inspire Your Child's Future

Updated: May 17

It is the all important question, or is it? Either way, you do not have to fret because there are age appropriate learning books that help teach kids about different career options.


You may know popular career exploration books, When I Grow Up by Weird Al Yankovic, Career Day by Anne Rockwell, or What Shoes Will You Wear? by Julie Cook. But there is a new book, or more accurately stated books series, in town that is introducing young children to careers: Andrew Career Day book series!

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The flagship product of Sugar Cookie Books publishing imprint, Andrew Career Day book series, makes career day any day and every day! The series currently consist of a book about actors and acting, Andrew Learns about Actors, a book about teachers and teaching, Andrew Learns about Teachers, a book about lawyers and "lawyering,"😏 Andrew Learns about Lawyers, and a book about engineers and engineering, Andrew Learns about Engineers!


Andrew Career Day career exploration books are a great way to promote learning and awareness of the featured profession because each book engages both kids and adults with simple and slightly complex words, and beautifully colorful illustrations.


These rhyming career exploration books are also perfect for curious boys and girls as they provide just enough information in an easy to follow and interesting way. By the end of the book, your child will be inspired to learn more about the career and the special pioneers of the field.


Andrew Learns about Actors

Available in eBook, paperback and hardback on Amazon.

Also available in Spanish!

Enjoy the first children's picture book about actors, being and becoming. Inspired by the author's son's curiosity and enjoyment of TV.


Andrew is first confused but ultimately inspired as his mom tells him that his favorite TV friend is really an actor. What do actors do? Join Andrew as he learns what an acting career entails. This is the perfect book to introduce the career of acting to curious readers. You will love this fun, educational rhyming book because it inspires young readers to believe they can be anything.


Andrew Learns about Actors, the first book in the Andrew Career Day book series, is a great book and beginner career resource to introduce young children (ages 3-8) to the career of an actor. This easy to follow and rhyming read is a useful tool for explaining what an actor is to children interested in acting or just interested in TV or have a favorite TV character.


Andrew Learns about Actors shows how special being an actor is, which makes it the perfect book for inspiring young actors, and children interested in drama, theater or acting!


Andrew Learns about Teachers

Available in eBook, paperback and hardback on Amazon.

Voted Reader's Favorite and was a part of CBS 11's Literacy Initiative.


Andrew is filled with awe and excitement as he listens to his mom talk about his new teacher on their way to his first day of school. What exactly do teachers do? Join Andrew as he learns about the great impacts teachers make. Andrew Learns about Teachers, the second book in the Andrew Career Day book series, is a great book and beginner career resource to introduce young children (ages 3-8) to the career of a teacher. This easy to follow and rhyming read is a useful tool for explaining what a teacher is to children attending their first day of preschool or first day of kindergarten.


Andrew Learns about Teachers shows how special and important being a teacher is, which makes it the perfect gift for Teacher Appreciation Day and World Teachers' Day!


Andrew Learns about Lawyers

Available in eBook, paperback and hardback on Amazon.

Recognized by Google as a "popular" children's book about lawyers! This is the book about lawyers for your kids that you have been looking for!


It's "Take Your Kid to Work Day" and Andrew is beyond excited to go to work with Mama until he realizes that he does not know what Mama does for work. "I am a lawyer or what some call an attorney," begins the exploration of the wonderful world of lawyers.


Andrew Learns about Lawyers, the third book in the Andrew Career Day book series, is a great book and beginner career resource to introduce young children (ages 4-8) to the career of a lawyer. Complete with phonetic assistance, an easy reader glossary, and diverse and inclusive images and images of legal pioneers (think Ruth Bader Ginsburg or Thurgood Marshall!), your child will begin thinking of a possible career as a lawyer and be in awe of the lawyers in their life.


Andrew Learns about Lawyers shows how special and important being a lawyer is, which makes it the perfect gift for lawyers, gift for law students, and gift for recent law graduates!


Andrew Learns about Engineers

Available in eBook, paperback and hardback on Amazon.

Looking for a wonderfully engaging STEM children's book that will inspire STEM in your child? Andrew Learns about Engineers is it!


When Andrew imagines a new toy to help young kids beat boredom, Daddy congratulates him, "You're like an engineer, kid." So begins the fun and easy to read exploration of engineers and their impact on our daily lives and the world!


Andrew Learns about Engineers, the fourth book in the Andrew's Career Day book series, is a great book and beginner career resource to introduce young children to the career of an engineer. Complete with phonetic assistance, an easy reader glossary, and diverse and inclusive images and images of engineering pioneers (think Garrett Morgan, Mae Jemison, Katherine Johnson!), your child will begin thinking of a possible career as an engineer and be in awe of engineers. This is the book to inspire STEM!


Andrew Learns about Engineers shows how special and important being an engineer is, which makes it a must have book for National Engineers Week (E-week), World Engineering Day and any day that celebrates engineers' contributions to society and exposes children to the profession.

  • The FREE learning activities and supplemental lesson plan (for grades 1, 2 and 3) that accompany the book, makes Andrew Learns about Engineers an easy addition the classroom!


What careers will Andrew and other young readers explore next? Maybe, the profession of chefs? 😅


"Helping kids decide their future, one book at a time." - Tiffany Obeng

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