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18 Valuable Children's Books About Police

patrolling police cars

A highly informative picture book about police cars with bold, cartoonish illustrations that appeal to young children. The rhyming text is fun to read and there is an awesome picture dictionary that accurately labels and describes all the parts.



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Police Picture Books Teach Kids Important Lessons

 Kids fascinated with things-that-go will love reading all about police cars. Hopefully they will never actually get to experience riding in one, unless a career in law enforcement is the way they go. So these kids police car books may be the best (and only) way they get a good look inside. Little readers who are fascinated with fast cars and flashing lights will also love exploring all there is to know about fire trucksChildren will enjoy learning about all the features and why they are necessary for the officers, passengers, and everyone else on the road. For more information about emergency rescue vehicles, pick up some some good ambulance stories for your little ones. They will so they can get an inside glimpse at all the ways these vehicles save lives. When kids watch them whiz by on the road, they can't help but ask a lot of questions. How fast can they go? Where are they going? How do all the lights and sirens work? How do police officers stay safe when a bad guy is in the back of the car? These children's police books will provide answers and provide all kinds of interesting information about how these vehicles are equipped, all the ways they help officers protect people, and why we need them.   


police car patrol

 This board book has die cut handles to give kids a virtual experience driving a real police car.  Readers are alerted to a situation that requires their immediate attention. So they need to fasten their seatbelt, turn on the siren, and set out on a high speed chase to get the bad guys. Lots of fast-paced action in this novelty  board book.


playtown emergency

An action-packed, interactive book for kids who want to learn about all types of emergency vehicles, including police cars. Colorful scenes depict a variety of rescue workers helping people and animals who need assistance. Study board pages and lift-the-flap features reveal pictures of emergency equipment and helpers.


police cars mighty machines in action 

 An exciting introductory book for kids about police cars. Readers are taken on a fast ride, with sirens blaring and lights flashing, to get to their destination. The police car passes regular vehicles and and swerves in and out of traffic to get to the final destination. Kids will enjoy learning about all the features of  help officers navigate the roadways safely.




i want to drive a police car

Jump behind the wheel of a police car with the narrator of this action-packed picture book. A little girl's dream comes true when she has a chance to drive all over town. She teaches readers how to work everything in the car, like turning on the flashing lights and the loud siren. Lots of interesting pictures to keep preschoolers engaged.




police car on patrol

A couple of cat police are chasing an art thief all around town. In their car with sirens blaring and light flashing, they zip all over town in pursuit of a bad guy. Preschool readers will love all the excitement of the chase!



peppa and the police car

Fans of Peppa Pig will have so much fun reading this story about a police car. Peppa and friends have the privilege of meeting two really friendly  officers. They show them how to turn on the siren. Readers can simultaneously push the sound button to hear a noisy policy siren. A colorful novelty book based on the popular TV series.


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keeping you safe a book about police officers

This non-fiction book covers all the important things police officers do on a daily basis to keep people safe. Police men and women both describe their role, how their police cars work, and all of the heroic acts performed to keep citizens out of harms way.


richard scarry's a day at the police station

Sergeant Murphy takes his job very seriously. He is responsible for keeping Busytown running smoothly and making sure all the people are safe and sound. Kids will love following along with his hectic day, which involves clearing up traffic jams, helping people find things they've lost, and teaching everyone about safety. A fun page of stickers adds to the charm of this book about a very busy police officer. 




let's meet a police officer

Officer Gabby is here to teach preschool children everything they've ever wanted to know about  police. She covers all kinds of important information about their cars, tools the officers use, and how dogs help. Officer Gabby also reassures readers that it is her job to keep them safe.



topsy and tim meet the police

Two police officers visit a classroom to talk about their job.  There is a lesson about stranger danger and all the things kids can do to keep themselves safe. After the lesson, the children take trip to the station for a tour. 



officer dan looks for clues

This is the book for kids who want to learn about how officers investigate a crime scene. This picture book covers all the steps they take to gather clues, like taking fingerprints. It's a fantastic introduction to forensic science written for young children. 




officer katz and houndini a tale of two tails

This is the story of cat versus dog with a law enforcement twist! Officer Katz is ready to retire, but he needs to complete one last mission- capturing the ever elusive Houndini. This mutt has made life miserable for Officer Katz who is determined to keep Kitty City free of dogs once and for all. A funny, clever picture book about a feline police officer is a great read aloud.



police officers on patrol

Bouncy rhymes fly across the pages as the police officers chase down the bad guys. They direct traffic at an intersection where the light is broken, and come to the rescue wherever people need help. This is warm and accessible introduction to these valuable people and what they do all day. Geared toward preschoolers and toddlers.


police hurrying helping saving

 Digital illustrations will appeal to young readers in this book about a day in the life of police officers. Every day new surprises and emergencies arise and police offficers are always there to help. Some of their responsibilities include directing traffic, giving directions, and administering first aid. Most important of all, children will learn that they are trustworthy and always willing to lend a helping hand.



officer buckle and gloria

It's hard not to giggle your way through this Caldecott Medal winner about Officer Buckle and his canine sidekick, Gloria. The two of them make their rounds putting on school assemblies about student safety. The police officer takes his job very seriously, but tosses in some humorous tips to keep things interesting for his audience (i.e. always remove the toothpick before taking a bite out of a sandwich). The real laughs, however, come from the unrehearsed interaction between Officer Buckle and Gloria, and the myriad of mishaps that occur.



here come the helpers 

An adorable search-and-find board book about emergency workers. Police officers and other helpers come to the rescue in various scenes. Toddlers will have fun looking for the rescue workers on each page and learning about how they help others. 



i want to be a police officer

Readers will join Ava as she meets a police officer and learns about all the ways they help others. It is Town Safety Day and all the community helpers share the ways they keep people safe from harm.


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Police Car Toys for Kids

Looking for a fun gift for kids who are fascinated with police cars? Pull together a few books about police and pair them up with a toy. Here are some really cool and flashy vehicles that will entertain and encourage kids to use their imagination.  

playmobil police station

Playmobil Police Station

Kids will love this police station that comes equipped with a booking desk and a jail cell. The set includes three figures and additional accessories.



playmobil police emergency vehicle

Playmobil Police Emergency Vehicle

This cool police car has lights and sounds for kids to activate. The vehicle's hatch back is storage for walkie-talkies and other police tools. The kit also includes two police officer figures and a storage box.


lego police city command center

Lego City Police Command Center

Children will have so much fun putting together this 350+ piece Lego police station. When they are finished building, kids will have fun playing with the police figures, police dog and other accessories that come with this awesome set.

   remote control police car

Remote Control Police Car

Horns, sirens, a revving engine, and flashing lights all add to the excitement of this realistic remote control police car.  Children can enjoy long periods of play and easily recharge the battery with a USB and wall plug.



friction powered police car

Friction Powered Police Car With Light and Sound

This super cool police car uses friction to drive. Kids just give it a little push and off it goes! Buttons control the lights and siren, and the doors open and close for even more opportunities to engage in imaginary play.


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Fascinating Facts About Police Cars

  • The wear and tear of a police car is measured in hours, not in miles. There is a meter on the dashboard of the car that determines how long the car has been on. This is far more important than measuring miles, like we do for regular vehicles, because police cars spend a lot of time idling.

  • The back seat of police cars is not covered in cloth upholtery. While criminals don't deserve a comfy ride to the station, this is not the reason. Too often, arrested individuals leave a mess that is much easier to clean when the seats are covered in plastic.

  • Police cars are equipped with different siren sounds depending on the emergency. There is a "howler" tone to warn vehicles up ahead to move out of the way. A "piecer" tone is used when police cars are attempting to navigate dense traffic. And a "wail" siren tone is used when a police car is moving at a fast speed on roads and highways. 




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