Gr 7 Up-Students interact with the texts every step of the way in these series titles. The 35 diverse occupations explored in each book are based on career clusters identified by the U.S. Department of Labor. Information for each job includes education requirements, relevant Web sites, and median salaries. Teens can explore what type of job best suits them as the authors lead them through the "10 Big Questions" and explore a range of opportunities. Questionnaires, fill-in charts, and lists will help them focus on their strengths/weaknesses and likes/dislikes, clarify their values, and decide on their "work personality." Each book also covers volunteer opportunities; lists entry-level jobs within the field; provides interview tips and sample questions; and includes a section of "real people with real jobs" who answer questions about their education, career paths, current jobs, goals, and more. The appendix includes a plethora of state-by-state employment and special-interest Web sites to investigate. Black-and-white cartoons and decorative icons appear throughout. The "Career Opportunities" series (Ferguson) is more sophisticated in look and style and covers more careers within each field. "Career Ideas" will attract more readers with its lively style and variety of engaging activities.-Marilyn Fairbanks, Azure IRC, Brockton High School, MA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.