What coincidental timing this week’s What To Read Wednesday topic is. Just as we thought this summer’s wildfires were settling down as we move into Autumn, the last thing I saw on Facebook before going to sleep last night was that a former colleague’s home was in danger of becoming victim to the California wildfires. Thankfully, she has found out that her home was spared. Over the summer I’ve known a few friends and family in similar situations and it’s quite frightening. Here in the UK there was the big Grenfell Fire in a London apartment block that is still having repercussions. Firefighters are heroes for they place their lives in potential danger during every shift. This week we’re honouring firefighters with Books About Firefighters.
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If your children like to learn about firefighters, you may want check out a couple of other posts we’ve done in the past:
- Interview with a firefighter
- Fire Safety Week
- Fire Hall Tour
- World Police And Fire Games
- Books about Community Helpers
Children’s Books About Firefighters
Each week a few of us put together a great selection of books on a given topic and bring them to you to help narrow down the choices for you, each of our hosts share different titles, so have a look around each of our posts for wider choice.
To make things even easier for you, I have provided Amazon links to these books for both my American and British readers (just click on the link and you’ll be automatically directed to your county’s Amazon store). Enjoy!
Extreme Wildfire: Smoke Jumpers, High-Tech Gear, Survival Tactics, and the Extraordinary Science of Fire, youngsters can see amazing photos and learn about how wildfires start, spread, and are extinguished.
Fire-Fighting Aircraft and Smoke Jumpers, a book for those who like rescue vehicles.
Fire in Their Eyes: Wildfires and the People Who Fight Them, learn about the lives of specific firefighters and what drove them to this profession.
A Day in the Life of a Firefighter (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers), learn intriguing facts about firefighters and their work.
DK Readers L2: Fire Fighter! As young readers develop their literacy skills they can learn about life as a firefighter.
Career As A Firefighter: What They Do, How to Become One, and What the Future Holds! Learn the ins and outs of becoming a firefighter.
Firefighters Help, learn about the tools a firefighter uses and how they are community helpers.
Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms, no one, not even firefighters are too busy to hug their moms!
Molly, by Golly!: The Legend of Molly Williams, America’s First Female Firefighter, learn about America’s first known female firefighter.