Community helpers are all around us. One group of helpers that really seems to captivate our kids’ attention is the firefighters. Explore these children’s books about firefighters.
Fire Prevention Week is held each October making it a good time to not only read about firefighters but also explore fire safety.
And, while your learning about firefighters, also learn about other community helpers in our Community Helpers Preschool Unit.
Let’s get reading.
Children’s Books About Firefighters
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Full of rhythm and rhyme Fire Chief Fran by Linda Ashman will engage a whole group on a topic little ones love. I love that this book looks at lots of different calls firefighters answer and that the chief is a woman!
And, don’t miss these book activities to use with the book.—> Fire Chief Fran Book Activities
Firefighter Flo! by Andreas Zimmerman and Dan Yaccarino is here to the rescue. Firefighter Flo and the other firefighters rush to a fire to rescue a puppy. The book is full of rhyming words and onomatopoeia. In fact, I’ve added the book to my onomatopoeia book list too.
Firefighters’ Handbook by Meghan McCarthy is for every young child who wants to know what it takes to be a firefighter. Back notes include a firefighter interview, children’s questions, and more.
What is it like to work in a firehouse? Find out in Firehouse by Mark Teague. This comical look of the inner workings of the fire station will have the kids giggling as they watch dogs Edward and Judy tour the station.
Firefighter Frank by Monica Wellington is a perfect preschool fit. Engaging text, bright illustrations, and short lengths all make this one a win.
When the fire alarm rings, it’s time for the firefighter to head out to the call in This is the Firefighterby Laura Godwin.
Tito the Firefighter by Tim Hoppey was a favorite of my kids. A young boy helps firefighters respond to a call from a Spanish speaking caller. In return, he’s made an honorary firefighter.
I’m a bit partial to alphabet books. Firefighters A to Zby Chris Demarest introduces us to all sorts of tools and equipment associated with being a firefighter.
Fire Engines by Tony Mitton is also on my fire truck list. But, I like it here too because it really looks at how firefighters work.
A Dalmatian puppy is missing The Firefighter by Jenny Goebel. Can the firefighters help find him?
I Want to Be a Firefighter by Dan Liebman is a good pick for showing kids real photographs of firefighters at work.
Yes, women can be firefighters and I’m so glad there is a book out there that highlights that fact. My Mom is a Firefighter by Lois G. Grambling is a must read.
Firefighters don’t just put out fires. They have many other important jobs and kids will learn about them in Big Frank’s Fire Truck by Leslie McGuire.
This book has serious Richard Scarry vibes. There’s so much to look at and find in the illustrations. Check out Firefighters to the Rescue! by R.W. Alley to see a firehouse at work.
A fascinating look at the firefighters and the work they do when it comes to wildfires. This highly trained specialized group has a dangerous job that requires lots of knowledge and tools to get the job done. The book is packed with information paired with very unique illustrations. Check out They Hold the Line by Dan Paley.
Children’s Books About Fire Trucks
For all the fire truck-loving kiddos, I have a whole book list just about the trucks! Check out the Books About Fire Trucks Book List.
Printable Book List of Firefighter Books
Grab a printable list of the books shared above.
Firefighter Literacy Activities
Extend the interest in firefighters and fire trucks with these literacy activities.
Counting at the Fire Station
This fire station printable counting book is great practice for learning to count to five. It’s just one of the many activities you will find in our Community Helpers Preschool Literacy Unit. Get it—> Fire Station Printable Book
Community Helpers Literacy Unit
If you like the printable above, you are going to love our Community Helpers Literacy Unit. There are four themes including firefighters, mail carriers, police officers, and doctors/nurses/paramedics. You get 40 book recommendations, circle time songs, writing activities, fine motor ideas, and dramatic play printables. Get it—>Community Helpers Literacy Unit
I hope you find these children’s books about firefighters and other fire-themed resources helpful.