With three little ones at home, reading is something we always do before bedtime. Our children also ask questions about their daddy’s job a lot, so I have found that one of the best ways to answer their questions is with picture books. If the book has good illustrations and describes the job of police officers then most of their questions are answered in an easy to understand way.
We have a great list of books for law enforcement families on the blog but time and time again I get asked about books for children specifically, so I figured it should be a post all on it’s own.
My children and I have read most of the books on this list, but there are a few new ones I have found that we plan on ordering and adding to our reading list soon.
So let’s dive in!
A comprehensive list of books for law enforcement children:
Police: Hurrying! Helping! Saving! by Patricia Hubbell
This is one of the first police-themed books we purchased and it is definitely a favorite for our 3-year-old son.
Police Officers on Patrol by Kersten Hamilton
Believe it or not, this was a book we already owned as it was in my classroom library as a Kindergarten teacher.
A Hero Lives in my Family by Dr. Susan Hunt
We absolutely love this book and it comes with a workbook that you can purchase separately for children to fill out. Dr. Hunt wrote this book specifically for children of law enforcement officers.
The Policeman: Our Daddy, Our Hero by Two Cops’ Wives
We personally have a copy of this book and my kids love it. It even has a cute diagram naming pieces of the uniform and duty belt.
Your Daddy’s a Police Officer by Bernard Schaffer
We have not read this book yet, but I have heard great things about it.
Busy People: Police Officer by Lucy M. George
A Day in the Life of a Police Officer by Linda Hayward
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I Want to be a Police Officer by Laura Driscoll
This is a great “I CAN READ” book that is easy to read for ages 5-8.
Books for young adults:
I do think books for young adults/teens are seriously lacking, but this is one that has been recommended to me.
Officer Dan Looks for Clues by Daniel Anselment
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