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23 Fabulous Books About Fire Trucks

Looking for a list of the best children's books about fire trucks?

There’s something about those shiny red fire trucks that seems to always elicit excitement from children everywhere! To cater to those fire engine lovers, we’ve created the ultimate list of the best fire truck books for everyone to enjoy. One of our favorite fire truck books is a hidden gem called “This is the Firefighter” by Laura Goodwin and illustrated by Julian Hector, so that snags a top spot. We’ve also included more well-known titles such as “Big Frank’s Fire Truck” and “Firefighter Frank”.

Because the fire truck audience is typically younger, you’ll mostly find fire truck books for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners on this list, in the form of both board and picture books, but we’ve also included some more in-depth picture books that will appeal to an older elementary-age audience, so there’s something for everyone!

Many fire truck books are also fireman children’s stories, but if you’re specifically looking for fireman books, especially firefighter books for preschoolers and kindergarteners, check out our list of The Best Children’s Books About Firefighters here:

Without further ado, enjoy these shiny red books and let us know if we missed a favorite of yours!

This Is the Firefighter book
This Is the Firefighter
Written by Laura Godwin and illustrated by Julian Hector
board book
Recommend Ages: 5-6
Thoughts from Grammy

I love this book! The catchy, rhyming verse keeps readers moving through the action with a sense of purpose, no hesitating as the firefighters rush into burning buildings to bring people out. In boldly drawn illustrations in primary colors with black and white the firefighters are shown moving through all their responsibilities from preparation, to fire fighting, to heading back to the station. There is a little dalmatian to be spotted on nearly every page. I love the way this book teaches respect for people in dangerous first-responder jobs.

The fire alarm sounds. The firefighter jumps in the truck and races to a daring rescue! Get ready for an adventure as Laura Godwin and Julian Hector celebrate one of our bravest everyday heroes in this board-book edition for little hands. Praise for This is the Firefighter (hardcover edition) “With its swift action, catchy verse, and appropriate palette (red, white, blue, and flame), this should find good use among preschool vehicle enthusiasts and new readers as well as in the ‘community helpers’ unit.” -The Horn Book

The Wheels on the Fire Truck book
The Wheels on the Fire Truck
Written by Jeffrey Burton and illustrated by Alison Brown
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-5
Thoughts from The Book Snob Mom

Friendly animal firefighters parade through this parody of “The Wheels on the Bus” perfect for firetruck/firefighter lovers. The cadence is great and the illustrations are cute!

From the author of the beloved Itsy Bitsy board book series comes a fire fighting adventure all about fire trucks. An action-packed yet adorable story, The Wheels on the Fire Truck is the first book in a new series that is perfect for parents and little ones who love things that go. Follow the fire truck around town as cuddly animal firefighters run the siren, hold on tight, and save the day!

If My Love Were a Fire Truck book
If My Love Were a Fire Truck
Written by Luke Reynolds and illustrated by Jeff Mack
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

A father’s love for his son goes zoom, swoosh, vroom, boom! in this energetic, adventurous, action-packed board book tribute to fathers and sons.

The bond between a father and his son is as powerful as a rocket ship blasting into space, a giant whale splashing across the ocean, and booming, colorful fireworks lighting up the night sky. Celebrating that one-of-a-kind relationship between Dad and his favorite little guy, If My Love Were a Fire Truck is a rhyming love song from fathers to sons that will become a cherished part of their lives for many years to come.

A Fire Engine for Ruthie book
A Fire Engine for Ruthie
Written by Leslea Newman and illustrated by Cyd Moore
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Ruthie loves to visit Nana, but they don’t always like to play with the same things. Ruthie loves fire engines and motorcycles, while Nana loves dolls and dress-up clothes. Nana’s neighbor, Brian, gets to play with fire engines and motorcycles. So why doesn’t Ruthie? Energetic illustrations capture the loving relationship between Ruthie and Nana in this insightful and sensitive story.

Firefighters A to Z book
Firefighters A to Z
Written and illustrated by Chris Demarest
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-8
Thoughts from The Book Snob Mom

This is a perfect book for firefighter lovers! The look at lots of different aspects and tools of a firefighter’s work from A to Z is fun as well as informative and the rhyming cadence keeps things upbeat and moving along.

A 2001 Children’s Literature Choice Every day, brave firefighters come to our rescue. When the fire alarm sounds, men and women put on their uniforms, slide down the firehouse pole, jump in their big red trucks, and rush to save our lives. From the minute the fire alarm rings, the day of a firefighter is filled with adventure — and danger. Wherever there is a fire, we can be sure that firefighters will always be there!

  1. Push-Pull-Turn! Fire Truck to the Rescue! - 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.

  2. Flashing Fire Engines - Flashing Fire Engines follows the animal crew as they become fire fighters. Climb on board the fire truck, ride along, and learn how to put out fires to save the day! Every page of this chunky board book is full of the kind of detail that machine-mad toddlers love: the fireman’s pole, the siren, the long ladder, and much more! From airplanes to fire engines, the internationally bestselling Amazing Machines series is the perfect way for children to learn about all sorts of vehicles! Each book introduces a new vehicle and the many jobs it can do. Bright, engaging artwork and simple, rhyming text combine to make these fantastic books for young children. Kids will love getting to know the friendly, animal characters who feature throughout the series and reading about their fast-paced adventures!

  3. Fire Truck - If you love fire trucks more than anything, this book is for you.

  4. The Little Fire Truck - A happy little fire truck, driven by Jill, zips all over town helping to put out fires and rescue animals.

Firehouse! book
Written and illustrated by Mark Teague
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Edward and his cousin Judy come for a visit to the firehouse and learn how everything works with some unexpected results.

Fire Truck Dreams book
Fire Truck Dreams
Written by Sharon Chriscoe and illustrated by Dave Mottram
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

For fans of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site comes an exciting new bedtime story about a brave little fire truck.

A fire truck has had a big day of putting out fires and saving kittens, and now it’s time to sleep. After making sure all is quiet and safe, he rolls back into the station for a shower, swishes and swigs a bedtime refreshment, and settles in with a bedtime story. But a hero’s job is never done, and the fire truck dreams of taming a ferocious campfire and celebrating the end of his exciting day with s’mores!

This delightful book about a heroic fire truck preparing for bed will be a favorite for any fan of fire trucks and everyday heroes. As always, Sharon Chriscoe lulls the reader with her witty and gentle rhyming verse, accompanied by Dave Mottram’s charming illustrations. Fire Truck Dreams is certain to bring joy to any bedtime routine.

Big Frank's Fire Truck book
Big Frank's Fire Truck
Written by Leslie McGuire and illustrated by Joe Mathieu
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Young readers are introduced to the daily work of firefighters and fire safety as Big Frank and the rest of his crew race to the scene of an accident, inspect a local store, work at the firehouse, and fight a brush fire. Original.

My Little Red Fire Truck book
My Little Red Fire Truck
Written and illustrated by Stephen T. Johnson
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-9

Caldecott Honor artist Stephen T. Johnson’s new multiconcept novelty is a book and a toy in one. My Little Red Fire Truck gives practice telling time while its sturdy moving parts provide hours of fun — and allow readers to see how it would be to work on a real fire truck!

The Little Fire Engine book
The Little Fire Engine
Written and illustrated by Lois Lenski
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Mr. Small does it all (and now he does it in board books)!

In this adventure, Fireman Small rushes to battle a fire in town. When the alarm bell rings, Fireman Small suits up and roars down the road in his shiny red fire engine. When he helps extinguish the fire and rescues a young girl, Fireman Small becomes a hero in Tinytown.

  1. Fire Trucks Rescue - Zoom! Chug, chug! HONK! Babies and toddlers will delight in repeating the sounds of popular vehicles and animals in our board book series. Well-composed photographs highlight the real things little ones see in their world, providing a beautiful first nonfiction experience.

  2. I'm Brave! - For fans of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and Steam Train, Dream Train comes the perfect noisy addition to this hilarious read-aloud series from the popular creators of I Stink!, and I’m Dirty!—now a streaming animated series! I’m Brave! is the most irresistible addition yet to Kate and Jim McMullan’s hilarious read-aloud series: a fire truck. He’s a big red engine With a siren, A horn, A tank full of water, And a whole lotta hose! He’s a good-lookin’ fire truck, And he’s brave, too. When the alarm sounds Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeoooooooooo He’s gotta drive through Smoke and heat Straight to a blazing fire! Honk! Honk!

  3. Maisy's Fire Engine: A Maisy Shaped Board Book - Who can resist riding on a fire engine with Maisy? NEE-NAH, NEE-NAH! Maisy and Cyril are driving a fire engine today. First they have to check the water in the hose. SWOOSH! Uh-oh! Look out, little cat! Now the cat is scared and climbs up on the roof and won’t come down. But firefighters Maisy and Cyril come to the rescue — and then they’re off for a ride in their shiny red truck!

  4. Fire Engine Man - Calling all preschoolers! Grab a hose and ladder—it’s time to put out fires! Alarm rings. Lights flash. Sirens sound—FIRE! Here comes the fire engine man. Dressed from head to toe in special gear, he drives his trusty fire truck to the scene and puts the fire out. It’s all in a day’s work for this brave firefighter. Told in simple words from a little boy’s point of view, this action-packed picture book celebrates a child’s world of adventure.

Fire Engines book
Fire Engines
Written and illustrated by Anne Rockwell
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Told from a child’s point of view, this book is all about that most fabulous of machines: the fire engine.

Vroom, Zoom! Here Comes the Fire Truck! book
Vroom, Zoom! Here Comes the Fire Truck!
Written and illustrated by Surya Sajnani
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-6

This book brings alive the sounds of the city - a helicopter, a bicycle, a fire truck, and a taxi - with five different sound chips and adorable illustrations carefully created to help children’s awareness development. Wee Gallery’s range of board, cloth, and activity books for pre-schoolers marries fresh design with engaging educational content. The result of a fantastic partnership between Wee Gallery - which has been family-run for over ten years - and QEB Publishing, this book’s beautiful illustrations, bold lines, whimsical animals, and repeating patterns are designed to stimulate visual development in young infants.

Firefighter Frank book
Firefighter Frank
Written and illustrated by Monica Wellington
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

Frank and the other firefighters are ready at a moment’s notice to battle any blaze within the town, and when a fire breaks out in an apartment building, they leave their dinner and rush to the scene. On board pages.

Good Night Fire Engines book
Good Night Fire Engines
Written by Mark Jasper and Adam Gamble and illustrated by Joe Veno
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Good Night Fire Engines features firefighters, fire hats and gear, fire hoses, hydrants, firehouses, dispatch rooms, heavy rescue vehicles, antique fire engines, toy fire engines, fire poles, and so much more. Calling all young firefighters! Climb aboard the hook-and-ladder truck, but don’t forget to pat the Dalmatian before you do. Children of all ages embark on an exciting adventure as they ride fire engines with lights flashing and sirens blazing.

This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting themes.

A Fire Truck Named Red book
A Fire Truck Named Red
Written by Randall de Seve and illustrated by Bob Staake
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

A young boy has his heart set on a brand-new toy fire truck, so he is disappointed when he gets his grandfather’s rusty old fire truck, Red, instead. But working together, the boy and his grandfather patch Red right up while Grandpa tells his grandson all about the adventures he had with Red when he was a boy.

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