Topic Books about People Who Help Us for Children EYFS & KS1

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The Jolly Postman

by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

Join the Jolly Postman as he delivers his post to much-loved fairy tale characters such as Goldilocks and The Three Little Pigs. This nostalgic classic includes letters, postcards and invitations for the children to open and join in with the postman's adventures.


Zog and the Flying Doctors

by Julia Donaldson

Meet the Flying Doctors: Princess Pearl, Sir Gadabout and, of course, their trusty 'air ambulance', Zog the Dragon. There's much to do, tending to those in need. But should princesses really be doctors? Pearl's uncle, the King, doesn't think so - until he himself falls ill, and only Pearl knows how to cure him. 

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Cops and Robbers 

by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

The robbers of London town plan a desperate crime - to steal all the toys they can lay their hands on! Fortunately, the robbers meet their match in brave office Pugh who leaps into action. A fantastically funny story. 

Fireman Small

by Wong Herbert Yee

Fireman Small has a busy day rescuing people and fighting fires... and it's not over yet. Just as he's preparing for a good night's sleep, the fire bell rings yet again. A fun, light-hearted story.


Busy People: Teacher 

by Lucy M. George

Step inside the lives of Busy People! Each story focuses on a different character as they go about their daily work. Follow Miss Betts and learn all about the challenges she faces in her very busy job! The series also includes various other roles.

A Day at the Fire Station

by Richard Scarry

Sound the alarm for a day of fire-station fun! From fast fire trucks and out-of-control hoses to sliding down fire poles and saving the day, children will love this exciting and hysterical story.


What Do Grown-Ups Do All Day? by Virginie Morgand 

Just what do grown ups do in the day? Let this stylish picture book book show you all the different jobs adults do! From working on a farm to teaching in a school to helping patients in hospital, explore fifteen different work places then turn the page to find out what each person job entails. 

Ambulance in Action

by Peter Bently

A brilliant look at the world of emergency vehicles and the animals who operate them, as well as an exciting race against the clock to help somebody injured in a crash. It's time to get busy with machines that roar, whizz, vroom, and zoom!

Tinyville Town 

by Brian Biggs

Join a host of Tinyville Town characters and find out what they do in their jobs. In this story we follow a Librarian on his quest to help a boy find is favourite book.​ Series includes a whole host of jobs including teacher, vet and police man.

Through My Window

by Tony Bradman

Jo is ill and has to spend to day at home. As she waits for her Mum to return home she watches the world  from her window, and the people as they go about their jobs, like the postman and window cleaner.

Emergency! by Margaret Mayo

It's all go in this action-packed picture book. Discover a different emergency vehicle on each page, from fire engines and police cars to lifeboats, breakdown trucks, rescue helicopters and more. With bright, bold illustrations and fun, rhyming text, this is perfect for sharing with vehicle-mad little ones. 


What the Ladybird Heard 

by Julia Donaldson

Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are two crafty robbers with a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But little do they know that the tiniest, quietest creature of all has overhead their plot. And she knows just who to call!

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What Does Daddy Do?

by Rachel Bright

Dexter's daddy is a fireman, Rosie's daddy is a doctor, but Daisy's just not sure what her daddy does all day while she is at nursery She knows he has 'mountains of paperwork to climb', and he always has to 'fly' and his boss is a dragon - but can he really be an explorersuperknight?

People Who Help Us: Police

by Rebecca Hunter 

This series explains the roles of different people who help us every day in the community. Each book is based on a real person and follows them through a typical day at work. We learn about what they do, who they interact with, the equipment they use, and what they like about their jobs.

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