Here to Help: Books about Safety

By sharing stories together and having conversations about the books you read, you can help young children understand the world around them. Seeing diverse experiences represented in books helps children to explore their own identities and develop empathy for others.

Concepts such as everyday well-being, stranger danger, fire safety and much more are explored in these books for young children.

Not every book is available at all locations, but any title can be requested. The children’s librarian at your neighborhood library is also here to help, with suggestions for additional titles on topics of interest–or feel free to suggest some titles to us. New books are always being added to the collection. You can find more Here to Help booklists on different topics by clicking here.

Be Aware! My Tips for Personal Safety

Sophie is on a mission. You can call her Agent S. Like any good spy, Sophie knows how to be safe. She helps her brother stay away from danger too. They watch for speeding cars. They avoid strangers. And they never goof around on the school bus.

Bear Feels Scared

Bear’s animal friends come to his rescue when he becomes lost and frightened in the woods.

Fire Drill

In this story told in brief rhyming text, students in a class follow the proper procedures during a fire drill.

Little Owl Lost

Friendly forest animals help a newborn owl find his mother.

Officer Buckle and Gloria

The children at Napville Elementary School always ignore Officer Buckle’s safety tips, until a police dog named Gloria accompanies him when he gives his safety speeches.

Poison Alert! : My Tips to Avoid Danger Zones at Home

Matthew’s little brother doesn’t know about harmful substances. But Mighty Matthew does! He rescues his brother from household poisons. That means cleaners, medicines, and houseplants. He also points out poisons in the grass and garage. Matthew knows how to stay safe at home!

School's First Day of School

It’s the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone’s just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself.

Stop, Drop and Roll

Jessica, who worries about everything from her spelling homework to remembering to fill her dog’s water dish, learns that fire safety begins with extinguishing her fears.

Stranger Safety

Teaches crucial tips for dealing with strangers and staying safe.