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33 Fabulous Books About Fire Trucks

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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: https://bookroo.com/books/topics/firefighters

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

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This Is the Firefighter
Written by Laura Godwin & illustrated by Julian Hector
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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.
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Recommend Ages: 5-6

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

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The Wheels on the Fire Truck
Written by Jeffrey Burton & illustrated by Alison Brown
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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!
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Recommend Ages: 1-5

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!

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It's a Field Trip, Busy Bus!
Written by Jody Jensen Shaffer & illustrated by Claire Messer
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Recommend Ages: 0-8

Today is Busy Bus’s very first field trip! He takes the children to a fire house, where they meet Engine Four, a big, shiny, red firetruck. Engine Four has a hose to put out fires, a ladder to reach tall buildings, and a loud and impressive siren. Busy Bus has none of these things. Will the children still like him? This darling picture book offers a gentle exploration of jealousy and a reminder that we each have our own unique talents that make us special.

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If My Love Were a Fire Truck
Written by Luke Reynolds & illustrated by Jeff Mack
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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.

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All Aboard Fire Trucks
Written by Teddy Slater & illustrated by Tom LaPadula
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

Clang, clang, clang! Here come the engines and ladders! Easy-to-understand facts and big, colorful pctures makes this book the perfect introduction to the exciting world of fire trucks and fire-fighting.

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A Fire Engine for Ruthie
Written by Leslea Newman & illustrated by Cyd Moore
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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.

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Firefighters A to Z
Written & illustrated by Chris Demarest
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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.
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Recommend Ages: 3-8

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!

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Push-Pull-Turn! Fire Truck to the Rescue!
Written by Peter Bently & illustrated by Joe Bucco
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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.

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The Fire Engine Book
Written & illustrated by Tibor Gergely
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Recommend Ages: 2-5

A bestselling Golden Book about fire engines and fire fighters is now available as a sturdy board book. This exciting, classic story, originally published in 1950, has captivated generations of children with its you-are-there feel. Our new sturdy board book edition will withstand repeated readings and car trips!

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Emergency
Written & illustrated by Cocoretto
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Recommend Ages: 0-3

Rescuing, fetching, lifting and towing! Lift the flap to see each vehicle busy at work. Perfect for guessing, prediction and memory skills - and simply joining in!

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Books About Fire Trucks and Jobs And Careers

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This Is the Firefighter
Written by Laura Godwin & illustrated by Julian Hector
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.
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Recommend Ages: 5-6

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

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All Aboard Fire Trucks
Written by Teddy Slater & illustrated by Tom LaPadula
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

Clang, clang, clang! Here come the engines and ladders! Easy-to-understand facts and big, colorful pctures makes this book the perfect introduction to the exciting world of fire trucks and fire-fighting.

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The Fire Engine Book
Written & illustrated by Tibor Gergely
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Recommend Ages: 2-5

A bestselling Golden Book about fire engines and fire fighters is now available as a sturdy board book. This exciting, classic story, originally published in 1950, has captivated generations of children with its you-are-there feel. Our new sturdy board book edition will withstand repeated readings and car trips!

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  1. My Little Red Fire Truck - 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!

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

  3. Big Frank's Fire Truck - 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.

  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.

Books About Fire Trucks and Cars And Trucks

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The Wheels on the Fire Truck
Written by Jeffrey Burton & illustrated by Alison Brown
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!
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Recommend Ages: 1-5

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!

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It's a Field Trip, Busy Bus!
Written by Jody Jensen Shaffer & illustrated by Claire Messer
picture book
Recommend Ages: 0-8

Today is Busy Bus’s very first field trip! He takes the children to a fire house, where they meet Engine Four, a big, shiny, red firetruck. Engine Four has a hose to put out fires, a ladder to reach tall buildings, and a loud and impressive siren. Busy Bus has none of these things. Will the children still like him? This darling picture book offers a gentle exploration of jealousy and a reminder that we each have our own unique talents that make us special.

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Push-Pull-Turn! Fire Truck to the Rescue!
Written by Peter Bently & illustrated by Joe Bucco
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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.

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  1. 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!

  2. The Little Fire Engine - 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.

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

  4. Fire Truck Dreams - 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.

Books About Fire Trucks and Trucks

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A Fire Engine for Ruthie
Written by Leslea Newman & illustrated by Cyd Moore
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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.

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Emergency
Written & illustrated by Cocoretto
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Recommend Ages: 0-3

Rescuing, fetching, lifting and towing! Lift the flap to see each vehicle busy at work. Perfect for guessing, prediction and memory skills - and simply joining in!

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The Too Little Fire Engine
Written & illustrated by Jane Flory
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Recommend Ages: 3-5

Discover a treasure trove of beautifully illustrated books with our new series, G+D Vintage! Featuring books from our Wonder Books line originally published in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, there’s something for every reader in these timeless stories accompanied by classic illustrations.

The little red fire engine wants a big job—but he’s quite little! After putting out small sparks at a big fire and stopping flames in a wastebasket, he realizes that he’s perfectly suited to solve little problems of all kinds.

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  1. Vroom, Zoom! Here Comes the Fire Truck! - 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.

  2. Spot Goes to the Fire Station - Join Spot, the classic character and beloved puppy, as he visits the fire station! Spot wants to be a firefighter, just like his grandpa. When he visits Grandpa at the fire station, Spot slides down the pole, climbs the ladder, soaks Grandpa with the hose, and finally sounds the noisy siren. Spot thinks he’s a very good firefighter, but Grandpa isn’t so sure! This entertaining story, featuring the much-loved Spot, is a perfect introduction to the excitement of the fire station.

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Books About Fire Trucks and Firefighters

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Firefighters A to Z
Written & illustrated by Chris Demarest
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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.
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Recommend Ages: 3-8

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!

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Firefighter Frank
Written & illustrated by Monica Wellington
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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.

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If My Love Were a Fire Truck
Written by Luke Reynolds & illustrated by Jeff Mack
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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.

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  1. The Ghost at the Fire Station - With a lot of searching and a lot of luck, Kaz has found his dog Cosmo, his little brother Little John, his grandmom, and his grandpops. But what about his parents? Or his big brother Finn? Will he ever see them again? Kaz wants to keep looking for his family, but when Claire hears about a ghost at the fire station, Kaz knows it’s a case for C & K Ghost Detectives!

  2. 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!

  3. Fire Alarm! - Miss Popper’s first grade class is taking a field trip to the firehouse. Carlos wants to play a trick on his classmates, so he hides in the back of the fire truck. But the joke is on Carlos when the alarm rings, and the firefighters are called to an emergency. Lucky for Carlos, it’s not a fire –it’s a cat stuck in a tree. The firefighters are too heavy to climb the tree, so it’s up to Carlos to save the day!

Books About Fire Trucks and Transportation

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Fire Truck
Written & illustrated by Peter Sís
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Recommend Ages: 3-6

If you love fire trucks more than anything, this book is for you.

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Fire Trucks Rescue
Written & illustrated by Rebecca Glaser
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Recommend Ages: 2-4

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.

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I'm Brave!
Written by Kate Mcmullan & illustrated by Jim McMullan
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

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!

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  1. Busy Fire Station - Push, pull, turn, and slide–it’s playtime! This interactive board book has spinners to turn and tabs to slide, colorful illustrations filled with things to spot, and lots of new vocabulary to learn. The siren wails and the lights flash blue: here comes the firefighting crew! Help the firefighters slide down the pole, zoom away, climb up the ladder and spray their hose . . . and save the day.

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

  3. Good Night Fire Engines - 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.

  4. A Fire Truck Named Red - 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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