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The Best Children’s Books About Community Helpers

“What are the best Children’s books about Community Helpers?” We looked at 236 of the top Community Helper Kids books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 16 titles, all appearing on 3 or more “Best Children’s Community Helper” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 200+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



Top 16 Best Children’s Books About Or Featuring Community Helpers



16 .) A Day in the Life of a Doctor written by Heather Adamson

A Day in the Life of a Doctor

Lists It Appears On:

  • Pre Kinders
  • Pre-Kpages
  • The Measured Mom

Explains what doctors do and how they spend their days.




15 .) A Day in the Life of a Teacher written by Linda Hayward

A Day in the Life of a Teacher

Lists It Appears On:

  • Pre Kinders
  • Pre-Kpages
  • The Measured Mom

The job of a teacher is explained to younger readers in this book that encourages them to develop their social awareness and look up to individuals as role models in their community. It follows Ms. Hill, a second grade teacher, through her day at home and school. Ms. Hill brings 28 fish to school today. What will she and her students do with all those fish? Find out. This unique series accurately portrays real life situations that help young children identify with and learn from while helping them improve their reading skills. Presented in classic DK style, young readers will enjoy photographically illustrated information in an entertaining package. For children who are just beginning to read and who have a limited vocabulary, these 32 page level 1 books use word repetition and simple sentences to convey meaning. Picture dictionary boxes with word labels show the meanings of words.




14 .) Career Day written by Anne Rockwell

Career Day

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Pre Kinders
  • The Measured Mom

Each child in Mrs. Madoff’s class brings a visitor who tells the group about his or her job.




13 .) Firefighter Frank written by Monica Wellington

Firefighter Frank

Lists It Appears On:

  • No Time For Flash Cards
  • Pre-Kpages
  • The Measured Mom

Follow Firefighter Frank through a typical day on duty at the firehouse. He cooks, cleans, and teaches, and when the alarm bell sounds, he helps put out the fire and keep everyone safe.




12 .) Helpers in My Community written by Bobbie Kalman

Helpers in My Community

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Home School Preschool
  • Home School Preschool 2

This book introduces children to the important people who make our communities cleaner, safer, and better. Action shots feature people working in construction, at schools, in hospitals, fighting fires, doing police work, and volunteering.




11 .) I Want to Be a Police Officer written by Dan Liebman

I Want to Be a Police Officer

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Pre-Kpages
  • The Measured Mom

Story about different kinds of law enforcement officers and what they do to keep us safe.




10 .) Let’s Meet a Dentist written by Bridget Heos

Let’s Meet a Dentist

Lists It Appears On:

  • Home School Preschool 2
  • Pre Kinders
  • Pre-Kpages

A class visits Dr. Florez’s office in order to find out what it is like to be a dentist.




9 .) Officer Buckle and Gloria written by Peggy Rathmann

Officer Buckle and Gloria

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Pre Kinders
  • The Measured Mom

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.




8 .) Policeman Small written by Lois Lenski

Policeman Small

Lists It Appears On:

  • No Time For Flash Cards
  • Pre Kinders
  • The Measured Mom

Describes the many daily duties of a corner traffic cop.




7 .) The Post Office Book: Mail and How It Moves written by Gail Gibbons

The Post Office Book: Mail and How It Moves

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Pre-Kpages
  • The Measured Mom

A step-by-step description of what happens to mail from the time it is deposited in the mailbox to its arrival at its destination. Also includes brief historical facts about mail service in the United States.




6 .) Whose Hands are These?: A Community Helper Guessing Book written by Miranda Paul

Whose Hands are These?: A Community Helper Guessing Book

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Home School Preschool
  • Pre-Kpages

Asks young readers to identify the occupation of each community helper from the type of tasks they perform and explains how these helpers work together to keep communities clean and safe and people healthy.




5 .) Delivering Your Mail written by Ann Owen

Delivering Your Mail

Lists It Appears On:

  • No Time For Flash Cards
  • Pre Kinders
  • Pre-Kpages
  • The Measured Mom

Describes some of the things that letter carriers do to make sure people in the community get their mail.




4 .) Road Builders written by Simms Taback

Road Builders

Lists It Appears On:

  • Home School Preschool 2
  • No Time For Flash Cards
  • Pre-Kpages
  • The Measured Mom

Explains to young readers how, and with what machines, a road is constructed.




3 .) Whose Tools Are These? written by Sharon Katz Cooper

Whose Tools Are These?

Lists It Appears On:

  • Home School Preschool
  • Home School Preschool 2
  • Pre Kinders
  • Pre-Kpages

Learn about all the different tools and who they belong to.




2 .) Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do written by Kathryn Heling

Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Home School Preschool
  • Pre Kinders
  • Pre-Kpages
  • The Measured Mom

Invites readers to guess different professions based on the uniform and equipment required for each.




1 .) Whose Hat Is This?: A Look at Hats Workers Wear – Hard, Tall, and Shiny written by Sharon Katz Cooper

Whose Hat Is This?: A Look at Hats Workers Wear - Hard, Tall, and Shiny

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Home School Preschool
  • Home School Preschool 2
  • Pre Kinders
  • Pre-Kpages
  • The Measured Mom

Describes different hats and their functions, and discusses the jobs of the people who wear each hat described. Includes brief fun facts about hats.





The 200+ Additional Best Community Helper Books



#BooksAuthorsLists
17A Day in the Life of a Builder Pre Kinders
The Measured Mom
18A Day in the Life of a Construction Worker 
Home School Preschool 2
The Measured Mom
19A Day in the Life of a Garbage Collector No Time For Flash Cards
The Measured Mom
20A Day in the Life of a Police Officer Pre Kinders
The Measured Mom
21A Day with FirefightersJodie ShepherdGoodreads
Pre-Kpages
22Bus Drivers Pre-Kpages
The Measured Mom
23Clifford The Firehouse DogNorman BridwellGoodreads
The Measured Mom
24Community Helpers Home School Preschool
Pre-Kpages
25Community Helpers from A to Z Home School Preschool
Home School Preschool 2
26ConstructionSally SuttonGoodreads
Pre-Kpages
27Curious George and the FirefightersMargret ReyGoodreads
The Measured Mom
28Doctor Meow’s Big Emergency No Time For Flash Cards
The Measured Mom
29Doctors Help Pre-Kpages
The Measured Mom
30Farmers Help 
Home School Preschool 2
Pre-Kpages
31Firefighters A To ZChris L. DemarestGoodreads
The Measured Mom
32Firefighters to the Rescue No Time For Flash Cards
The Measured Mom
33Firefighters!: Speeding! Spraying! Saving!Patricia HubbellGoodreads
The Measured Mom
34Firehouse!Mark TeagueGoodreads
Pre-Kpages
35First Day Jitters No Time For Flash Cards
The Measured Mom
36Froggy Goes to the Doctor Pre Kinders
The Measured Mom
37I Want to Be a Doctor Pre Kinders
Pre-Kpages
38I Want to Be a Firefighter Pre-Kpages
The Measured Mom
39I Want to Be a Mechanic Pre-Kpages
The Measured Mom
40I Want to Be a Nurse Pre-Kpages
The Measured Mom
41Jobs People Do Home School Preschool
The Measured Mom
42Just Going to the Dentist Pre Kinders
The Measured Mom
43Keeping You Safe Pre-Kpages
The Measured Mom
44Let’s Meet a Construction Worker 
Home School Preschool 2
Pre Kinders
45Let’s Meet a Doctor 
Home School Preschool 2
Pre Kinders
46Let’s Meet a Firefighter 
Home School Preschool 2
Pre Kinders
47Let’s Meet a Librarian 
Home School Preschool 2
Pre Kinders
48Let’s Meet a Police Officer 
Home School Preschool 2
Pre Kinders
49Let’s Meet a Teacher 
Home School Preschool 2
Pre Kinders
50Let’s Meet a Veterinarian 
Home School Preschool 2
Pre Kinders
51Librarians Pre-Kpages
The Measured Mom
52Mail Carriers Pre-Kpages
The Measured Mom
53Mechanics Pre-Kpages
The Measured Mom
54Mr. Cookie Baker Pre-Kpages
The Measured Mom
55Police Officers Help Pre-Kpages
The Measured Mom
56Police: Hurrying! Helping! Saving!Patricia HubbellGoodreads
Pre-Kpages
57
Protecting Your Home: A Book About Firefighters
 Pre-Kpages
The Measured Mom
58The Jolly Postman Pre Kinders
The Measured Mom
59Trashy TownAndrea ZimmermanGoodreads
The Measured Mom
60Veterinarians Pre-Kpages
The Measured Mom
6126 Big Things Small Hands Do Colours Of Us
62A Day in the Life of a Dentist, The Measured Mom
63A Day in the Life of a Firefighter Pre Kinders
64
A Day in the Life of a Garbage Collector Community Helpers at Work
 
Home School Preschool 2
65
A Day in the Life of a Nurse Community Helpers at Work
 
Home School Preschool 2
66A Day in the Life of a Nurse, The Measured Mom
67A Day in the Life of a Veterinarian Pre-Kpages
68A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper The Measured Mom
69
A Day in the Life of an Emergency Technician,
 The Measured Mom
70A Day with a Mail Carrier The Measured Mom
71A Day with LibrariansJodie ShepherdGoodreads
72A Day with Mail CarriersJodie ShepherdGoodreads
73A Day with ParamedicsJodie ShepherdGoodreads
74A Day with Police OfficersJodie ShepherdGoodreads
75A is for Activist Colours Of Us
76Auto Mechanics The Measured Mom
77Bakers The Measured Mom
78Bam Bam BamEve MerriamGoodreads
79Bear at WorkStella BlackstoneGoodreads
80Big Frank’s Fire Truck, The Measured Mom
81Big Machines Pre Kinders
82Bug PatrolDenise Dowling MortensenGoodreads
83Building a HouseByron BartonGoodreads
84Bunny Mail Pre Kinders
85Can I Be Your Dog?Troy CummingsGoodreads
86Caring for Your Pets Pre-Kpages
87Chefs Pre-Kpages
88Chief Rhino to the Rescue, The Measured Mom
89Coaches The Measured Mom
90Community Helpers at School 
Home School Preschool 2
91Community Helpers Coloring Book Home School Preschool
92Construction Workers Help Pre-Kpages
93Construction Zone Pre Kinders
94Counting on Community Colours Of Us
95Curious George Goes to the Hospital Pre Kinders
96Dazzling Diggers Pre Kinders
97Dentists The Measured Mom
98Dentists Help Pre-Kpages
99Diary of a Pilot The Measured Mom
100Do I Have to Go to the Dentist? The Measured Mom
101Do I Have to Go to the Hospital? The Measured Mom
102Doctors Pre-Kpages
103
Doing Good Together: 101 Easy, Meaningful Service Projects for Families, Schools, and Communities
 Mommy Evolution
104Electricians, The Measured Mom
105Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms, The Measured Mom
106Fire Engine Man The Measured Mom
107Fire Engine No. 9Mike AustinGoodreads
108Fire FightersNorma SimonGoodreads
109Fire! Fuego! Brave BomberosSusan Middleton ElyaGoodreads
110Firebears, the Rescue TeamRhonda Gowler GreeneGoodreads
111Firefighter TedAndrea BeatyGoodreads
112Firefighters Pre-Kpages
113Firefighters Help Pre-Kpages
114Fireman Small, The Measured Mom
115Flashing Fire Engines Pre Kinders
116Froggy Eats Out Pre Kinders
117Froggy Goes to the Library Pre Kinders
118Garbage Collectors The Measured Mom
119Going to the Dentist, The Measured Mom
120
Green Green: A Community Gardening Story
 Colours Of Us
121
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids
 Mommy Evolution
122Helping You Heal: A Book About Nurses Pre-Kpages
123Hooray for Our HeroesSarah AlbeeGoodreads
124
How to Be an Everyday Philanthropist: 330 Ways to Make a Difference in Your Home, Community, and World – at No Cost!
 Mommy Evolution
125I Stink!Kate McMullanGoodreads
126I Want to Be a Builder Pre-Kpages
127I Want to Be a Vet Pre-Kpages
128I’m Afraid Your Teddy Is in Trouble TodayJancee DunnGoodreads
129I’m Brave!Kate McMullanGoodreads
130I’m Going to Be A Police Officer The Measured Mom
131If I Were a Dentist Pre-Kpages
132It Takes a Village: Picture Book Edition Colours Of Us
133
Keeping You Healthy: A Book About Doctors
 Pre-Kpages
134Kindness Is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler Mommy Evolution
135Kitten Red, Yellow, BluePeter CatalanottoGoodreads
136
Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel /Si Lakas at ang Makibaka Hotel
 Colours Of Us
137Letter Carriers, The Measured Mom
138Librarian on the Roof! The Measured Mom
139Librarians Help Pre-Kpages
140Library Lion, The Measured Mom
141Lifeguards 
Home School Preschool 2
142Little Critter Policeman The Measured Mom
143Lola at the Library Pre Kinders
144
Look Where We Live!: A First Book of Community Building
 Colours Of Us
145Max Goes to the Dentist, The Measured Mom
146
Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood
 Colours Of Us
147Me Community Helpers Home School Preschool
148Me on the Map Pre Kinders
149Millie Waits for the Mail The Measured Mom
150Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile, The Measured Mom
151Miss Nelson is Missing The Measured Mom
152More books about dentists and dental care Pre-Kpages
153
More books about doctors, nurses, and paramedics
 Pre-Kpages
154More books about firefighters Pre-Kpages
155
More books about mail carriers and the post office
 Pre-Kpages
156
More books about police officers and other safety helpers
 Pre-Kpages
157Mr. Griggs’ Work, The Measured Mom
158My Great Aunt Arizona, The Measured Mom
159My Teacher Is a Monster The Measured Mom
160My Teacher Sleeps in School The Measured Mom
161My Trip to the Hospital Pre Kinders
162Nurse Nancy The Measured Mom
163Nurses Help Pre-Kpages
164Nurses, The Measured Mom
165On the Town: A Community AdventureJudith CaseleyGoodreads
166Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed Mommy Evolution
167Out and About at the Vet Clinic, The Measured Mom
168People Who Help Us: Chef Pre Kinders
169People Who Help Us: Doctor Pre Kinders
170People Who Help Us: Firefighter Pre Kinders
171People Who Help Us: Police Officer Pre Kinders
172People Who Help Us: Teacher Pre Kinders
173People Who Help Us: Vet Pre Kinders
174Pig Pig Gets a Job The Measured Mom
175Pizza at Sally’s Pre-Kpages
176Police Dogs Pre Kinders
177Police OfficerAmanda AskewGoodreads
178
Police Officers Help Our Community Helpers
 
Home School Preschool 2
179
Quinito’s Neighborhood/El Vecindario de Quinito
 Colours Of Us
180
Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change: Courageous Actions Around the World
 Mommy Evolution
181Reporters, The Measured Mom
182Rescue Squad No. 9Mike AustinGoodreads
183
Richard Scarry’s What Do People Do All Day,
 The Measured Mom
184Road Work AheadAnastasia SuenGoodreads
185Sally Goes to the Vet Pre-Kpages
186Seedfolks Colours Of Us
187Seven Little Postmen Pre Kinders
188
Show Me Community Helpers: My First Picture Encyclopedia
 
Home School Preschool 2
189Stanley the FarmerWilliam BeeGoodreads
190Stanley the MailmanWilliam BeeGoodreads
191Stanley’s StoreWilliam BeeGoodreads
192
Taking You Places: A Book About Bus Drivers
 Pre-Kpages
193Teachers Pre-Kpages
194Teachers Help Pre-Kpages
195Teachers, The Measured Mom
196The Baker’s Dozen, The Measured Mom
197The Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor, The Measured Mom
198The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist, The Measured Mom
199The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians The Measured Mom
200
The Complete Guide to Service Learning: Proven, Practical Ways to Engage Students in Civic Responsibility, Academic Curriculum, & Social Action
 Mommy Evolution
201The Crocodile and the Dentist, The Measured Mom
202The Fire Engine Book, The Measured Mom
203The Fire Station Pre Kinders
204The FirefightersSue WhitingGoodreads
205The Giant Hug The Measured Mom
206
The Giving Book: Open the Door to a Lifetime of Giving
 Mommy Evolution
207The Invisible Boy Mommy Evolution
208
The Kid’s Guide to Service Projects: Over 500 Service Ideas for Young People Who Want to Make a Difference
 Mommy Evolution
209The Lemon Tree Colours Of Us
210The Little Fireman, The Measured Mom
211The Mitten Tree Mommy Evolution
212The One Day House Colours Of Us
213The Paperboy Pre Kinders
214The Village GarageG. Brian KarasGoodreads
215Three Little Firefighters Pre Kinders
216Tinyville Town: Gets to Work!Brian BiggsGoodreads
217Tinyville Town: I’m a FirefighterBrian BiggsGoodreads
218Tinyville Town: I’m a Police OfficerBrian BiggsGoodreads
219Tito the Firefighter, The Measured Mom
220Tomas and the Library Lady, The Measured Mom
221Truck Driver Tom Pre-Kpages
222Veterinarians Help Pre-Kpages
223Walter the Baker, The Measured Mom
224We Need Garbage Collectors The Measured Mom
225We Need Mail Carriers The Measured Mom
226We Need Plumbers, The Measured Mom
227We Need Police Officers The Measured Mom
228What Do Mail Carriers Do? Pre-Kpages
229What Do They Do? The Measured Mom
230What Do They Do? Doctors The Measured Mom
231What Do They Do? Judges The Measured Mom
232When I Grow UpAl YankovicGoodreads
233Whose Shoes? Pre-Kpages
234Whose Vehicle is This? Pre-Kpages
235Work The Measured Mom
236Worksong The Measured Mom


9 Best Community Helper Children’s Book Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
Colours Of Us 12 Multicultural Children’s Books about the Power of Community
Goodreads Popular Community Helpers Books
Home School Preschool 10 Picture Books About Community Helpers
Home School Preschool 2 27 of the Best Community Helper Books for Preschool
Mommy Evolution Community Service Books that Encourage Kids (Study Unit)
No Time For Flash Cards Picture Books About Community Helpers
Pre Kinders Books about Community Helpers for Pre-K
Pre-Kpages Community Helper Books for Preschool
The Measured Mom 100+ community helper books

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