I’m always thinking of book lists to create and this one came together as I was looking at a stack of books we had just finished reading last week. Lately, we’ve been reading lots of books about fire trucks and pretend playing with lots of fire engines. It’s pretty timely since October is Fire Prevention Month.
Here are some of our favorite books about those big red (usually) engines!
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Fire Truck Books
Board Books About Fire Trucks
Fire Truck by Peter Sis is a simple board book about a little boy who loves fire trucks and pretty much thinks about fire trucks from the time he gets up until the time he goes to bed.
Touch and Feel Fire Engine by DK Publishing. Little ones love to look at “real” pictures. DK Publishing does a good job of creating books full of photographs that capture a child’s interest.
My 2 year-old loved I Am a Fire Truck by Josephine Page because it’s a book that he can drive too. The book includes very simple text about the parts of a fire engine. Perfect for little hands.
Picture Books About Fire Trucks
If you are looking for a book about fire trucks that your little fire engine lover hasn’t read yet, then this is the one! I’m Brave is McMullan’s newest book. My boys love, love, love this book. I even learned about some of the tools that you will find on a fire truck that I didn’t know existed.
Flashing Fire Engines by Tony Mitton is an action and rhyme story that takes animal firefighters on a trip in the fire truck.
Fire Truck! by Ivan Ulz is a catchy little song that you won’t be able to get out of your head. “Fire truck, fire truck, I want to ride in a fire truck!”
We’ve checked out Fire Engines by Anne Rockwell from the library numerous times. My son is fascinated by the Dalmatian firefighters. Rockwell always a nice job of presenting stories with simple text but lots of visual details.
Zoom to the emergency in the Little Golden Book Classic The Fire Engine Book by Tibor Gergely. This one has been around a while so you may remember it from your childhood!
And, here is a bonus book- Tito the Firefighter by Tim Hoppey. It’s not solely about fire trucks, but my son adores this book and I had to put it on the list. Tito passes the fire station each day saying, “Hola” to the firefighters. One day Tito helps as a translator between a Spanish speaking man and the firefighters. The man is trying to alert them to a fire. Kids learn a few Spanish words in the story. Yes, there is a fire truck in the book, but that is not the focus.
And, if you are planning a theme study on firefighters or other community workers, you’ll want to grab our Community Helpers Literacy Unit.
Printable Fire Truck Book List
Grab a printable book list of the fire truck books.
Vroom, vroom, here come the fire truck books.
Cheryl Carpinello says
Firetrucks are so popular especially with boys. Thanks for sharing on the Kid Lit Blog Hop!
A great collection. I’m visiting from the Kid Lit Blog Hop.
Julie Grasso says
What a fabulous list. Thanks so much for joining us on the kid lit blog hop and I do hope you come back with some more awesome lists soon.
Selena @ Look! We're Learning! says
My five year old boy would love these! Thanks for linking up at Family Fun Friday!
This is a great list of books about fire trucks!
Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!
Michele @TheGraciousWife.com says
My husband is a fire fighter and my boys (wanting to be just like Daddy) are in LOVE with fire trucks. Thanks for this great list! Pinning!
This is an excellent collection – thank you!
Debbie @ Bible Fun For Kids says
Thanks for the list! We love finding new books!
Have you seen the video of song that goes with Ivan Ulz’s book “Fire Truck!”?? The illustrations are different, that edition which is sadly now out of print had pictures of a child riding the fire truck, but the song is such fun for little kids. My 2.5yo son is autistic, and fire trucks are currently his biggest fixation — I didn’t think anything would ever replace Thomas the Train! We watch the “Fire Truck Song” on YouTube at least 3-4 times a day, plus reading the book (the version you pictured here).
Thanks for such a great, thorough list; this will be helpful as family is already asking what he might want for Christmas.
Jodie Rodriguez says
Yes Elizabeth, my kids love that video. It’s hard not to have that song stuck in your head all day. 🙂 Glad the list is useful fo r you!