National Geographic has been a household name for generations, thanks to its flagship magazine, stunning photography, and exhaustive storytelling from around the world. True to the brand, National Geographic Kids has been reliably putting out some of the best – and most inspiring – kids books on the market today.
Today, I want to take a look at three titles that further that inspiration and help kids ask the age-old question, What do you want to be when you grow up?
When I was a kid, I wanted to be three things: a firefighter, an archaeologist, and an astronaut. I’ve been fortunate enough to be the first two. The third? Still waiting for that one to come true.
Nevertheless, there’s a billion and one jobs out there, and kids in 2018 have never had more options. 100 Things to Be When You Grow Up (by Lisa Gerry) narrows down that list quite a bit.
These are not your typical, run-of-the-mill job options. I mean, there are variations on the standard “doctor, lawyer, dentist” suggestions, but this book is all about getting kids to think outside the box. Helping them see that there are people who get paid to do some truly amazing things.