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Children's Fiction Beginner

Firefighters

by (author) Paulette Bourgeois

illustrated by Kim Lafave

Publisher
Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2005
Category
Beginner, Business, Careers, Occupations
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781553377511
    Publish Date
    Feb 2005
    List Price
    $5.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781553377504
    Publish Date
    Feb 2005
    List Price
    $14.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3

Description

Children will discover the joys of reading as they watch these brave men and women ride in a speeding fire truck, rescue people from an apartment fire and investigate what caused the blaze. Longer, more complex stories and sentences, more challenging vocabulary, language play and minimal repetition make this a Level 3 first reader.

About the authors

Paulette Bourgeois est l'auteure des albums mettant en vedette Benjamin la tortue. Traduites dans 38 langues, les aventures de Benjamin se sont vendues à plus de 60 millions d'exemplaires à travers le monde! Benjamin et la Saint-Valentin a remporté la troisième position au palmarès Communication-Jeunesse des livres pour les jeunes.

 

When asked what she hopes children will learn from her books, Paulette Bourgeois explains: "It is most important to look for the wonder in ordinary things." Some of this wonder, and a curious anxiety, spill over into her character Franklin. The world's best-loved turtle overcomes the challenges of the everyday life of a five-year-old in a way that resonates with children. Since 1986, Franklin and Paulette have championed a fear of the dark, boastful fibs, thunderstorms, new friends, museum dinosaurs,...
When Paulette finished writing her first book, Franklin in the Dark, she knew that she would always write stories for children. With each new book, she imagines a child turning the last page and giving a satisfied sigh. Paulette explains: "I want readers to feel connected to my storybook world - to feel, to smell, to touch and to explore the landscapes, both internal and external, that I have created. As I write, I draw on my own experiences and find it easy to remember emotions and situations."
Although Paulette is best-known for the Franklin books, she is also the writer of fiction and non-fiction for young readers. In her non-fiction writing, she explores another realm of wonders with her young readers. She shares "amazing" information on many topics: from apples to potatoes; from fire fighters to Garbage Collectors; from the moon to the sun! What's next, the universe! The Sun: Starting with Space was shortlisted for a Science in Society Book Award (1995), given by the Canadian Science Writer's Association, and won the honor of Parents' Choice Approval, given by the US Parents' Choice Foundation (1997).
Currently, Paulette is endeavoring to write longer books for children, and trying to follow the advice she gives to children: "Read, read, read and write, write, write."

Paulette Bourgeois' profile page

Kim LaFave is a prolific picture book artist with many titles to his name, including Amos's Sweater, Ben Over Night, and Big Ben, which earned him the Mr. Christie's Book Award Silver Seal. He has also won the Governor General's Award, the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award, and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award. Kim lives on the west coast of Canada, in Robert's Creek, British Columbia.

Kim Lafave's profile page

Librarian Reviews

Firefighters (Kids Can Read Level 3)

This informative first reader based on a previous picture book, deals with the work of firefighters and ways to stay safe. Great curriculum resource for primary.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2006.

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