Firefighter Books for the Classroom


Firefighters are big heroes here in California. We live in a town that had an influx of new residents and students from nearby fires over the years. When we are learning about community helpers, I always make a point to spend some extra time learning about firefighters. This round-up of favorite firefighter books for the classroom is a list of books that live in our classroom library.

collage of firefighter book covers

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Favorite Firefighter Books for the Classroom


Pete the Cat – Firefighter Pete

My students love Pete the Cat, so when I saw there was a Firefighter Pete, I had to get it. If your class likes Pete, they will love this fun book.

A Day in the Life of a Firefighter

A Day in the Life of a Firefighter is a DK Reader book. Their books are always filled with real photographs, which are engaging for students.

My Daddy is a Firefighter

A parent gave me this book, My Daddy is a Firefighter. I read it every year because I always have at least one student with a parent as a firefighter.

Firefighters A to Z

The book Firefighters A to Z is an alphabet book about the various aspects and tools of firefighting. This book is a great vocabulary builder.

Molly, By Golly!

Molly, By Golly is a great story about female firefighters and the history of firefighting. It’s a little long for young readers, but I have read it a few times, and I paraphrase parts of it while showing the pictures.

I Want to be a Firefighter

I Want to be a Firefighter is an easy informational text with great photographs for young readers. This is one of the books I usually start off with to give my students an overview of a firefighter’s job.

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