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Firefighters' Handbook

Illustrated by Meghan McCarthy

About The Book

The writing is clear and specific, and the expansive, colorful acrylic illustrations, including labeled diagrams, are themselves quite informative.” —Horn Book (starred review)

From award-winning author-illustrator Meghan McCarthy comes an entertaining picture book that explores the training and day-to-day life of being a firefighter as they put out fires and saves lives.

Do you have what it takes to be a firefighter?

From attending the Firefighter Academy to training with a team, there are many things you have to accomplish before becoming a firefighter! Learn the tools firefighters use, the kinds of trucks firefighters drive, and the dangerous situations they find themselves in as they put their lives on the line to help others in this charming picture book from the author of Pop: The Invention of Bubble Gum.

About The Author

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Meghan McCarthy is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children, including Earmuffs for Everyone!: How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of EarmuffsDaredevil: The Daring Life of Betty SkeltonPop!: The Invention of Bubble GumCity Hawk: The Story of Pale MaleSeabiscuit the Wonder Horse; All That Trash; and Action! A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at Meghan-McCarthy.com.

About The Illustrator

Photo courtesy of the author

Meghan McCarthy is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children, including Earmuffs for Everyone!: How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of EarmuffsDaredevil: The Daring Life of Betty SkeltonPop!: The Invention of Bubble GumCity Hawk: The Story of Pale MaleSeabiscuit the Wonder Horse; All That Trash; and Action! A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at Meghan-McCarthy.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (September 17, 2019)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534417342
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® 720L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Awards and Honors

  • Kansas NEA Reading Circle List PrimaryTitle
  • Horned Toad Tales List (TX)

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