Here are some of our favorite books on fire and firefighters.
Firefighters A to Z by Chris L. Demarest
This book is one of our favorite alphabet books! Not only does it rhyme and have beautiful illustrations, it also introduces the alphabet in a fun, firefighting way! The book is organized from the time the firefighters receive the call (A is for Alarm) all the way to when they get back to the station (to catch some zzz’s). If you have a little one who LOVES firefighters…be sure to check out this wonderful book!
Firefighters by Christopher Mitten is a short nonfiction book that discusses the necessity of firefighters, the history (way back to the days of neighbors passing buckets), and the equipment firefighters use. All of the photos in this book are actual photographs, which I love. Nonfiction books are important to have in your home library in addition to stories and picture books. The majority of the reading we do as adults is nonfiction in nature, so young children also need early exposure to nonfiction literature.
Even Firefighters Hug their Moms by Christine Kole MacLean
This is an adorable story about a boy engaged in some serious pretend play. He doesn’t want to take the time to hug his mom…after all, firefighters have more important things to do! The child in this book doesn’t just pretend to be a firefighter, he is also a police officer and garbage truck driver! The illustrations are captivating and show how ordinary items (like a vacuum cleaner) can transform into something entirely different in the mind of a child!
Firehouse by Mark Teague
I love Mark Teague’s books and this new one is no exception! The story is relatively simple…two kids visit the fire station and get to see all the exciting happenings, including going along for a ride as the firefighters rescue a kitten out of the tree (do firefighters really do this…by the way?). The illustrations are what set this book apart…they are both colorful and captivating and tell the story themselves!
Do you have any favorite books about fire/firefighters that I neglected to mention???