While fire safety is always important, it is usually stressed more so during fire prevention week in October. Fire prevention week is observed each year during the week of October 9th. During this week, children, adults and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Here are a few fire safety books for you to read aloud in the classroom!
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Fire Safety Books for Kids
No Dragons for Tea: Fire Safety for Kids by Jean E. Pendziwol
While out for a walk with her mom, a little girl has the surprise of her life — she meets a real, live, fire-breathing dragon! Now this dragon is nothing to be afraid of — in fact, he’s so friendly that she invites him home for tea. But their afternoon snack is suddenly interrupted when the dragon sneezes and sets the table ablaze.
Luckily, the girl knows just what to do, and she teaches her new friend to be fire smart, too. With its funny, rhyming verse and spunky illustrations, Dragons for Tea shows kids that learning about fire safety doesn’t have to be scary. No Dragons for Tea ends with “The Dragon’s Fire Safety Rhyme” — a fun and easy way to remember what to do in case of fire.
Stop, Drop and Roll by Margery Cuyler
Jessica has always been a worrier, and learning about fire safety is making her more nervous than ever. But our favorite worrywart is about to discover that knowing what to do in an emergency is the best (and only) way to extinguish her fire-safety fears!
Fire! Fire! by Gail Gibbons
Learn how fire fighters battle flames in the classic nonfiction picture book, Fire! Fire!
The alarm sounds. FIRE! FIRE! Big trucks roll out of the firehouse and race to the scene. Out come the soft hoses and aerial ladders. Whether the fire is in the city or in the country, on the waterfront or in a deep forest, fire fighters are on the scene in moments, ready to attack the blaze.
Fire! Fire! teaches beginning readers about the important job of fire fighters in the community. The book includes a glossary in the back with fire-fighting equipment keywords as well as a list of ways to prevent a fire and what to do if there is a fire.
Firefighter Pete by James Dean
In Pete the Cat: Firefighter Pete, Pete and his classmates are excited about their field trip to the firehouse. They get to slide down the pole, meet all the brave firefighters, and even try on their helmets and gear.
But when the alarm goes off, it’s time for Pete to jump on the fire truck, grab the hose, and help the firefighters save the day!
Miss Mingo and the Fire Drill by Jamie Harper
It’s Fire Safety Week in Miss Mingo’s room, which means it’s time to learn what to do in case of a fire. Of course, this isn’t your typical classroom, and Miss Mingo isn’t your average teacher!
The animals work hard to master the rules of fire safety and perform the perfect fire drill, but thinking about fire is a bit nerve-racking, and each of them reacts differently – often with hilarious results.
Learning the rules of fire safety is a lot more fun (and less scary) when demonstrated by a charming and diverse group of animals in Miss Mingo and the Fire Drill.
Do you have any favorite fire safety books? Share them in the comments below!
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