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Books etc for and about Burn Survivors, and about Fire Safety

Books and Comics for Children

Fireman's Safety Hints

(by Giovanni Caviezel) is a delightfully illustrated board book which teaches household safety to children in ways they can easily understand, and also has first-aid advice and special tips for dealing with emergencies.
Age Range: 2 and up -- Order online:

Fire Safety (Adventures in the Roo World - Young Roo Series No. 2)

(by Pati Myers Gross) features Runabout the kangaroo and his family, who face the dangers of fire while teaching children life-saving techniques.
Age Range: 2 and up -- Order online:

Fire Safety Education

produces quality public safety education materials that make a difference in people's lives, including dozens of colouring and activity books, videos, printed materials and promotional items for fire educators.
Age Range: 3 and up -- Order online:

No Dragons for Tea: Fire Safety for Kids (and Dragons)

(by Jean E Pendziwol) covers important topics but folds them into a story which ends with "The Dragon's Fire Safety Rhyme" - a fun and easy way to remember fire safety rules.
Age Range: 3 and up -- Order online:

Do You Smell Smoke?: A Story about Safety with Fire (The Hero Club)

(by Cindy Leaney) explains what to do when there is a fire. Emily and Makayla help prevent disaster when they notice smoke coming from a neighbor's yard.
Age Range: 4 and up -- Order online:

Fire Night!

(by Monica Driscoll Beatty) is a beautifully written and illustrated story of what happens to a family home when it catches fire, working in basic safety tips to reassure children and teach them how to respond to such an emergency.
Age Range: 4 and up -- Order online:

Fire Safety (Stay Safe!)

(by Sue Barraclough) uses colourful artwork and simple text to introduce children to important fire safety rules and how to react in the event of a fire.
Age Range: 4 and up -- Order online:

Home Fire Drills

(by Lucia Raatma) Explains the importance of planning what to do in case a fire in your house and tells how practicing fire drills can help you to be safe.
Age Range: 4 and up -- Order online:

Little Tree: A Story for Children with Serious Medical Problems

(by Joyce C. Mills) is the story of a tree who loses some of her branches, but learns that she still has strengths, abilities and resources for living a fruitful and happy life.
Age Range: 4 and up -- Order online:

Safety Around Fire

(by Lucia Raatma) describes different sources of fire and how to stay safe around fires both indoors and outside.
Age Range: 4 and up -- Order online:

DangerSpot Books

entertain your children while promoting a safety message. The antics of Harey, the hare-brained rabbit, illustrate a whole range of potential dangers which might hurt your child, including fire safety and electricity safety.
Age Range: 5 to 7 -- Order online:

Stop Drop and Roll

(by Margery Cuyler) features a teacher discussing fire safety rules, and student Jessica, who gets nervous. Jessica's worries spark action at home, until her brother's birthday candles set off a false alarm.
Age Range: 5 to 8 -- Order online:

Fire Safety (Be Safe!)

(by Peggy Pancella) talks about fire preparedness and safety, using examples and items that all children are familiar with. The photographic illustrations are realistic and demonstrate the real dangers of fire.
Age Range: 6 and up -- Order online:

Staying Safe around Fire

(by Lucia Raatma) teaches how to prevent fires at home, what you should do if you find matches or lighters, why escape plans are important, and more.
Age Range: 7 to 8 -- Order online:


(by Tony Abbot) is a brief but beautifully written and deeply moving novel narrated by Tom, a seventh-grader. Jessica, who has been badly burned, joins his class when she moves to town to undergo skin grafts at a nearby hospital.
Age Range: 8 to 12 -- Order online:

Burns and Blisters (My Health)

(by Alvin Silverstein) discusses the function of skin, what happens when burns or blisters damage it, types of injuries, their treatment, and why protection from the sun is important. The emphasis is on prevention.
Age Range: 9 and up -- Order online: