Gr 5-9-Attractive covers might get readers to pull these books off the shelves, but the black-and-white photos and clip art inside aren't exactly cutting edge. However, the concise descriptions of various jobs will hold their attention. The books zero in on the topics that will be of interest to the intended audience, including education, earnings, and the future potential. The introductions list statements that will help young people determine whether various careers are suitable for them. Many of the descriptions are for positions that students might not have considered, such as demographers, marketing-research analysts, media planners and buyers, food technologists, and grain merchants. Web sites, addresses, and books for further information are scattered throughout the books. Helpful suggestions include how to prepare for a career, such as joining the yearbook staff, job shadowing, or volunteering at a local business. Since formal education is emphasized, students looking for alternatives to college might want to try a different resource. Students writing research papers will find these selections a good starting point.-Kelly Czarnecki, Bloomington Public Library, IL Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.