Fall 2021

Meet the Community Helpers!

Series of 4 titles

Meet the Community Helpers! introduces emergent readers to community helpers with fun, simple storylines and bright illustrations. Each title focuses on a day in the life of a community helper, highlighting his or her roles and responsibilities. These fully-illustrated books provide a supportive educational fiction reading experience with a focus on sight words, tightly controlled vocabulary, repetitive text patterns and sounds, and fun illustrations to match the storylines and enhance imagination. Children will develop reading skills by learning about the important jobs of the helpers they see and interact with in their communities.

Titles include tools for teachers and caregivers, a table of contents, and a picture glossary to reinforce new vocabulary. Additional features include a quiz and activity to reinforce key takeaways for each subject.
Title   GRL Format Qty
Cover: A Day with a Doctor A Day with a Doctor New! Fall 2021 H
Cover: A Day with a Firefighter A Day with a Firefighter New! Fall 2021 H
Cover: A Day with a Librarian A Day with a Librarian New! Fall 2021 H
Cover: A Day with a Mail Carrier A Day with a Mail Carrier New! Fall 2021 H
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Category Fiction, New!
Subject Biographies, Early Concepts
Copyright 2022
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Grasshopper Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2021-08-01
Dewey 428.6
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.75 x 7.75
Lexile 420-460
Guided Reading Level H
Features Table of contents and Teaching guides


Meet the Community Helpers! - Reviewed by School Library Journal

Beginning readers can learn what it’s like to work as a doctor, librarian, firefighter, and mail carrier in this simple series that’s ideal for the early elementary grades. Each book features a real-life situation between a child and their family as they visit the library, doctor’s office, firehouse, and post office. Repetitive text and sight words make this series ideal for readers who are eager to begin reading independently, but the books are also ideal for one-on-one reading between caregiver and child. Unique to this series is its conversational text, which introduces the concept to young readers in an accessible way. Illustrations feature appropriate representation of diverse identities. VERDICT This four-part series would make a great addition to ECE classroom libraries or daycare centers.

Author: Maria Tornito

Illustrator: Dean Gray