See It, Dream It, Do It: How 25 people just like you found their dream jobs

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See It, Dream It, Do It: How 25 people just like you found their dream jobs

By Colleen Nelson Kathie MacIsaac
Illustrated by Scot Ritchie
Juvenile Nonfiction Ages 8–12
ISBN: 978-1-77278-288-2
List Price: List Price: $24.95 CAD / $19.95 USD
Trim Size: 7.5 x 9.75 inches / 19.05 x 24.7 cm
Pages: 64

Publication Date: October 17, 2023

Distributed in the US by Ingram Publisher Services

Rights Available: World ex. North America

The creators of If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It are back with inspiring profiles on twenty-five diverse careers and individuals.

Young readers are given a lens into the life of an architect, a paleontologist, a pilot, and so many more through detailed job profiles and full-colour photos. How does a comedian write the perfect joke? How does a private investigator crack a mysterious case? Questions about jobs you know, and don’t know, are answered in a fun and accessible way through pro tips, spin-off job sidebars, and spotlight features about young people already achieving their dreams.

Following the success of If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It: How 25 inspiring individuals found their dream jobs, teacher and award-winning author Colleen Nelson, teams up once again with librarian and literacy advocate Kathie MacIsaac to introduce inspiring individuals of many backgrounds, genders, and abilities. Seeing a wide range of representation, in both people and jobs, is the first step to young people discovering their own career possibilities. This information-packed resource shows how education can come in many different forms, such as university, college, trade school, apprenticeship, or specialized training. A wide range of job profiles provides valuable insight into how each individual developed the skills and expertise they needed for their career.

Awards and Honours:

CBC Books “26 Canadian early reader and middle-grade books to read in fall 2023” Selection 


“[T]he subjects are diverse in terms of race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and ability…The bubbly style of the writing conveys these people’s excitement for their chosen paths; readers will immediately be pulled in and come away spurred to mull their own ambitions… Solid inspiration to help young people think big about their futures.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Personally, I don’t think enough attention is paid to those kids that fret constantly about their future….It would have done me quite a bit of good to see a book like See It, Dream It, Do It.”—School Library Journal, Fuse 8

“Helping readers to consider cool career paths and give some consideration of their own dream jobs. This is an informative and engaging nonfiction compilation.”—Dr. Larry Recommends