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Topic Books about Aspirations, Dreams and Careers for Children EYFS & KS1

The Building Boy

by Ross Montgomery

The boy's grandma was a famous architect. Her garden is still full of old materials. Unwilling to accept she has gone, the boy builds a giant structure from the materials he finds. And then ... Grandma comes to life! The boy is whisked away on an epic adventure. But where is Grandma taking him?

What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada

This is the story of a brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it to life. As the child's confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And then, one day, something amazing happens! A beautiful story to inspire anyone who's ever had an idea.

Audrey the Amazing Inventor 

by Rachel Valentine

Audrey wants to be an inventor, but her inventions are not entirely successful. This fun and quirky book featuring a feisty and inspiring female protagonist with an inventive mind and curious spirit, is an inspirational story about following your dreams.


Zog and the Flying Doctors 

by Julia Donaldson

Zog has taken to the skies! No one will go without care while the flying doctors are on duty. But Princess Pearl's unconventional career path doesn't sit so well with her uncle, the king. He thinks princesses should stay in their towers and embroider cushions all day! 

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World

by Kate Pankhurst

Bursting full of beautiful illustrations and astounding facts, this book is the perfect introduction to a few of the incredible women who helped shaped the world we live in, including Jane Austen, Coco Chanel and Marie Curie.


The Dot

by P​eter H. Reynolds

Vashti can’t draw - she’s no artist. To prove her point, she jabs at a blank sheet of paper to make an unremarkable and angry mark. "There!" she says. That one little dot marks the beginning of Vashti’s journey of surprise and self-discovery. A delicate fable about the creative spirit in all of us.

Iggy Peck, Architect

by Andrea Beaty

Iggy has one passion: building. His parents are proud of his fabulous creations, but when his second-grade teacher declares her dislike of architecture, Iggy faces a challenge. He loves building too much to give it up! 


I Can Be Anything! 

by Jerry Spinelli 

When I grow up, what shall I be? This exuberant book offers up everything from a paper plane folder to a puppy dog holder. An imaginative story about hopes and dreams, and a reminder of all the possibilities life has to offer.