Best Baby & Toddler Books About Emergencies

8 Baby & Toddler Books About Emergencies

Updated Jan. 18, 2019
To the Rescue! book
#1
To the Rescue!
Written by Kate Riggs and illustrated by Nate Williams
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

From propellers that whir to lights that flash, rescue vehicles attract everyone's attention! To the Rescue! offers up a fun, foundational introduction to six helpful vehicles that are sure to fascinate every preschool learner. Simple, rhythmical text introduces each automobile or aircraft by its definitive action. Whimsical illustrations, meanwhile, pair emergency situations with friendly characters. Set within a durable board book format, this is a title all young readers will race to save from the bookshelf!

Rapid Responders book
#2
Rapid Responders
Written by Finn Coyle and illustrated by Srimalie Bassani
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Community helpers keep us all safe and they have special machines that help as well. Police cars, coast guard cutters, ambulances, rescue helicopters, and fire trucks each serve our community in their own way. Do you know what it is? Lift the page to learn what each machine does and discover what happens when they all work together!

Here Come the Helpers book
#3
Here Come the Helpers
Written by Leslie Kimmelman and illustrated by Barbara Bakos, Leslie Kimmelman
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Look for the Helpers is a shaped board book that highlights the emergency vehicles that help make our world a better place. It’s a big, beautiful world, filled with awesome adventures. But sometimes emergencies happen. When they do, look for the helpers! Helpers are all around you. Fire trucks, ambulances, police cars, and more crowd the pages of this shaped board book that teaches children to look for helpers wherever they go. With a search-and-find twist, each scene highlights different types of emergency vehicles in action. Look for the Helpers is an adventurous book that introduces little ones to the caring helpers who make the world safer.

Push-Pull-Turn! Fire Truck to the Rescue! book
#4
Push-Pull-Turn! Fire Truck to the Rescue!
Written by Peter Bently and illustrated by Joe Bucco
board book
Recommend Ages: 4-6

A fascinating introduction to the world of a fire station! Fire Truck to the Rescue!, illustrated by Joe Bucco, gives a fascinating introduction to the world of fire stations, the vehicles, and the fire fighters. With flaps and tabs on every page, the book also features four special spreads that give an in-depth insight into the fire station, fire engine, fire helicopter, and firefighting practices. The fun rhyming story follows a firefighting mission that takes the fire crew out of the station, on the road, and to the emergency site to tackle a blazing building.

Police Car Patrol! book
#5
Police Car Patrol!
Written by Stanley Strickland and illustrated by Rhys Jefferys
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Grab hold of this book that lets you steer a police car that's on patrol! The city is pretty quiet so far. But wait, a call is coming in! We need to chase after someone! Turn on the siren and steer around all these other cars! Put on your seatbelt and hit the siren-it's time to drive a police car! Kids will love using the die-cut handles in this novelty board book to control the police car and steer through the city around cars, through tunnels, and around traffic to catch the bad guy!

Ambulance, Ambulance book
#6
Ambulance, Ambulance
Written by Sally Sutton and illustrated by Brian Lovelock
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Bleep, bleep. Emergency! News just through: / Crash, crash, there's been a crash! / Let's go crew! / Nee nar nee nar nee nar nee nar ...

Noisy Fire Truck Sound Book book
#7
Noisy Fire Truck Sound Book
Written and illustrated by Roger Priddy
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

There is lots of lift-the-flap fun to be had and four flashing sound buttons to press in Noisy Fire Truck, a brilliant book for truck-mad kids. Each spread focuses on a different rescue vehicle—from a fire truck to an ambulance, a rescue boat to a helicopter—with an exciting siren and other noises to hear on the press of each button. Lift the flaps and read the simple text to learn about the unique features on each vehicle, and there's a simple matching activity for additional fun. Publishing alongside Noisy Tractor.

Fire Truck to the Rescue! book
#8
Fire Truck to the Rescue!
Written by Alan Copeland and illustrated by Paco Sordo
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Grab hold of this book that lets you steer a fire truck to the rescue! Can you see the fire in the distance? Hmm . . . we're going a bit too slow. Steer us into the right lane so we can get there faster! Put on your seatbelt and your helmet-it's time to drive a fire truck! Kids will love using the die-cut handles in this novelty board book to control the fire truck and steer through the country and city around animals, cars, and traffic to put out the fire!

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