Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Everyday Heroes

Small children are often fascinated with firefighters and police officers. These everyday heroes are the subject of many great nonfiction and storybooks for the preschool age group. Check one out today, and feed your little one's curiosity! Look below for some picture book suggestions, or if you are interested in information books about firefighters, look at call number 614.

Firefighter Frank
by Monica Welling
Bold, bright pictures show Firefighter Frank's life as a firefighter. This book is great for children as young as 1 or 2.

Policeman Small by Lois Lenski
A classic children's book first published in the early 20th century, this story follows Officer Small's day directing traffic and helping children cross the road. If you enjoy Policeman Small, look for the many other fine books about Mr Small such as Cowboy Small or The Little Auto. This book is enjoyed by very young children.

Fire Engine Man by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha
A little boy pretends to be a fire engine man in this sweet story that includes loving interactions between a boy and his baby brother.

The Police Cloud by C. Niemann
In this charming story a cloud dreams of being a police officer, but being a cloud gets in the way of fulfilling his mission. In the end he finds his true calling as a firefighter. This story is great for children ages 2 to 4.

Fire! Fire! Hurry! Hurry! by Andrea Zimmerman
In this story Captain Kelly's firefighting crew is trying to eat their dinner but the alarm bell keeps ringing again and again. The repetitive language in this imaginatively illustrated picture book is very appealing for a young audience.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks for the recs....leeanna