Best Children's Books About Firefighter

25 Children's Books About Firefighter

Updated Feb. 15, 2019
If My Love Were a Fire Truck book
#1
If My Love Were a Fire Truck
Written by Luke Reynolds and illustrated by Jeff Mack
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

"A rhyming celebration of the love between a father and son"--

This Is the Firefighter book
#2
This Is the Firefighter
Written by Laura Godwin and illustrated by Julian Hector
board book
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

Elecopter book
#3
Elecopter
Written and illustrated by Michael Slack
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

A chant-along companion to Monkey Truck features a heroic, fire-fighting elephant who bravely patrols the skies above the Savannah with her fire-hose nose, putting out fires and rescuing her fellow animals.

Even Superheroes Use the Potty book
#4
Even Superheroes Use the Potty
Written by Sara Crow and illustrated by Adam Record
picture book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

It’s potty time for superheroes, firefighters, ninjas, soldiers, and KIDS! Young ones will enjoy this funny, rhyming story that teaches great bathroom habits with the promise that all their heroes use the potty too. And the book comes with stickers and a bathroom reward chart, so good potty habits can be celebrated each time kids put the lid down, flush, and wash their hands! It’s a book-and-sticker package that will help parents achieve toilet-training harmony. And don’t miss the companion book—Even Superheroes Have to Sleep!—to help restless kids settle in at night.

Even Firefighters Go to the Potty book
#5
Even Firefighters Go to the Potty
Written by Naomi Wax, Wendy Wax and illustrated by Stephen Gilpin
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Clang! Clang! Clang! The fire truck is pulling out of the station. But wait! Where is the firefighter going? To the potty! Even firefighters go to the potty! Toddlers are uneasy about toilet training. And in most cases, even if they know they have to go, sometimes they are too busy to bother. In this hilarious gate-fold story, each person--from a firefighter on the way to answer a fire alarm to a zoo keeper on the way to feed the polar bears--stops what they are doing to go to the potty. With humor and no pedantics, toddlers learn that everybody uses the potty.

Emergency book
#6
Emergency
Written and illustrated by Cocoretto
board book
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!

Fire Truck to the Rescue! book
#7
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!

Here Come the Helpers book
#8
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
#9
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.

Noisy Fire Truck Sound Book book
#10
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.

The Little Fire Truck book
#11
The Little Fire Truck
Written by Margery Cuyler and illustrated by Bob Kolar
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

A happy little fire truck, driven by Jill, zips all over town helping to put out fires and rescue animals.

Vroom, Zoom! Here Comes the Fire Truck! book
#12
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.

 Bizzy Bear: Fire Rescue! book
#13
Bizzy Bear: Fire Rescue!
Written by Nosy Crow and illustrated by Benji Davies
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

With chunky sliders to push and pull, this robust little board book is perfect for active toddlers. Rich in visual detail and with touches of humor, it is sure to become a classic in the family library. Bizzy Bear is lending a hand at the fire station when he receives an emergency call summoning the team’s help. Join the fire fighters as they race to the rescue in this action-packed story for the very young!

Cars Galore book
#14
Cars Galore
Written by Peter Stein and illustrated by Bob Staake
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Black car, green car, nice car, mean car. Near car, far car. Whoa! Bizarre car! Ready to hit the road? Gear up for a nonstop parade of shapes, sizes, sounds, and even smells in a wild array of cars packed with big personalities, awesome features, and eccentric passengers. Driven by Peter Stein’s bouncing verse, Bob Staake’s high-powered artwork merges vibrant color and crisp, dynamic design with humor, warmth, and whimsy. This rousing excursion is sure to thrill all fans of things that go, as well as aficionados of the illustrator’s signature style.

At the Firehouse (a Tinyville Town Book) book
#15
At the Firehouse (a Tinyville Town Book)
Written and illustrated by Brian Biggs
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

In Tinyville Town: At the Firehouse, join Dexter and Firefighter Charlie on a guided tour of the Tinyville Town firehouse. See where the firefighters store their gear, where they eat and rest, and find out what happens when the alarm rings!

Bendy Wendy and the Fire Truck book
#16
Bendy Wendy and the Fire Truck
Written by Pat Chapman and illustrated by Richard Hoit
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

It's night-time in the warehouse, but Pallet Jack can't sleep. Something is wrong. He discovers a fire and sets out to wake the others. Together, the forklifts get everybody out safely, and Bendy Wendy even manages to call the fire brigade!

Tinyville Town: I'm a Firefighter book
#17
Tinyville Town: I'm a Firefighter
Written and illustrated by Brian Biggs
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

In I’m a Firefighter, we see what it’s like in a day in the life of a town firefighter. As soon as the fire alarm rings, Fireman Charlie is ready to go, go, go! When he’s not fighting fires, there’s plenty to do, like cook meals for the crew, Charlie’s favorite job of all. Firefighters are perennially popular with young readers. This is an ideal read for fire prevention lessons and as a tribute to local hero firefighters.

Firefighters A to Z book
#18
Firefighters A to Z
Written and illustrated by Chris Demarest
picture book
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!

The Firefighter book
#19
The Firefighter
Written by Jenny Goebel and illustrated by Alessandra Psacharopulo
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Brr-ring! Up pops a fireman at the sound of the fire station alarm, and he rushes with his crew to put out a house fire in a nearby neighborhood. The family is safe, but one of their Dalmatian puppies is missing! It’s up to the brave fireman to rescue the pup from the burning house—and in the process, he finds himself a new firehouse friend.

My Mom is a Fire Fighter book
#20
My Mom is a Fire Fighter
Written by Lois G. Grambling and illustrated by Jane Manning
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Billy spends time with his "second family" at the Floral Avenue firehouse where his mother works, and dreams of growing up to be a firefighter just like her.

The Too Little Fire Engine book
#21
The Too Little Fire Engine
Written and illustrated by Jane Flory
picture book
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.

Good Night Museums book
#22
Good Night Museums
Written by Adam Gamble and illustrated by Mark Jasper, Adam Gamble
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Good Night Museum explores art museums, children's museums, natural history museum, science museums, history museums, aerospace museums, auto museums, firefighter museums nautical museums, wax museums, and more. Welcome to the museum! This educational and enriching board book takes children on a grand tour of world-class museums. Young readers will discover everything from ancient creatures to sculptures and insects. This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting themes.

Spot Goes to the Fire Station book
#23
Spot Goes to the Fire Station
Written and illustrated by Eric Hill
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

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.

Hamsters Don't Fight Fires! book
#24
Hamsters Don't Fight Fires!
Written by Andrew Root and illustrated by Jessica Olien
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Meet Hugo, a tiny hamster with huge personality, who dreams of becoming a firefighter! Andrew Root’s debut is a sweet, funny tale for the youngest readers, who know that being little can be the biggest advantage of all. With fun-filled illustrations from Jessica Olien, author/artist of The Blobfish Book, Shark Detective!, and Adrift, Hugo proves once and for all that great things come in small packages. For Hugo isn’t just a hamster. He’s also a great cook, a fast runner, a slow eater, and a fantastic dancer. However, what Hugo wants most of all is to be a firefighter. And even though Hugo worries that he’s too small to fight fires, he learns that just because something is difficult, it doesn’t mean he won’t try his hardest to achieve his dream. Perfect for fans of Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri and Dream Big Little Pig by Kristi Yamaguchi and Tim Bowers.

Fire Engine Book book
#25
Fire Engine Book
Written and illustrated by Tibor Gergely
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Children will feel as though they are riding the big red fire engines and hearing the “clang, clang” of the bell! Large-scale, active pictures will transport young readers to the scene where they’ll see brave firemen connect hoses and save the day.

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