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A wildfire rages in a forest, lighting up the tall pines with bright orange flames. As the wind whips the fire, it burns 60 acres (24 hectares)--about the size of 45 football fields--every minute! The giant wildfire is much too large for firefighters to extinguish with water hoses. This is a job for specially trained wildfire firefighters called hotshots. Dramatic, true stories will keep readers turning the pages as they learn firsthand how these tough, brave firefighters use their strength, quick thinking, and expert skills to battle deadly blazes. In addition, readers will go behind the scenes to learn how hotshots train for their job so that they are ready to spring into action at a moment's notice.

 
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF011000
Genre Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Copyright 2014
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Fire Fight! The Bravest
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 8 x 10
ISBN 9781627240994, 9781627241519, 9781627242035
Title Format Reinforced book, Multi-User eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 634.9'618
ATOS Reading Level 5.2
Guided Reading Level O
Lexile Reading Level 920
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 6.4
AR Quiz Number 164583
Author Meish Goldish
 
  • 2015 Teachers' Choice Award, 2015

Library Media Connection Review for Fire Fight! The Bravest

This series takes a variety of firefighting jobs that younger readers might not be aware of, and critically analyzes them. Each volume was written with the help of an expert consultant, features multiple color photographs with informative captions, further readings, and online resources. Students who are interested in becoming firefighters, as well as those who are intrigued by the different types of jobs there are in being a firefighter, will enjoy this series. Bibliography. Glossary. Index.

Hot Shots

Hotshots—those specially trained firefighters who battle raging wildfires—are heroes, as proven by this volume in the Fire Fight! The Bravest series. Kids will be fascinated by the danger these men and women overcome and might even fantasize about following in their courageous footsteps. But, as Goldish writes, this is an occupation fraught with extreme peril. He describes the harsh conditions and explains how they place themselves in harm’s way on a continuing basis. All hotshots undergo extensive, rigorous training and testing, and while the deadly 2013 Yarnell, Arizona, fire brought attention to this specialized occupation, these teams have been battling wildfires for decades. Combining photographs of hotshots in action, charts, diagrams, and well-written and accessible text (with unfamiliar terms in bold and defined in the glossary), this should have broad reader appeal.

School Library Journal Review for Fire Fight! The Bravest

Future firefighters will relish this series, as it relates all of the most dangerous positions in the field. Each title begins by discussing a real-life emergency situation, then moves into the specific duties, training, tools, and dangers of the job. The authors incorporate many examples and situations, both successes and failures. The writing is interesting and includes bolded words that are found in the glossary. The layout is inviting, with full-color captioned photos, fact boxes, diagrams, headings, and large print text. Though the focus is narrow, overall, this is a very worthwhile series. The reviewed sets are varied indeed-in subject matter, time period, career paths, and audience, as well as in quality. Bold colors, intriguing photos, and varied layouts result in some attractive and informative titles, while the storytelling in many of the books makes for interesting reading. “Fire Fight!: The Bravest” hits the mark on all of those characteristics. Though many series are aimed at middle and high school students, several are excellent starters for the younger readers: “Young Entrepreneurs,” “Business Leaders,” and “Great African-Americans.” Some series will be attention grabbers (“The World’s Coolest Jobs”), whereas others address well-trod ground (“Science Biographies”). Many of the series promote worthy subjects, though others are questionable for the targeted audience. Professional judgment on your part will decide which of the series listed here are worthy of purchase

Hot Shots

Hotshots—those specially trained firefighters who battle raging wildfires—are heroes, as proven by this volume in the Fire Fight! The Bravest series. Kids will be fascinated by the danger these men and women overcome and might even fantasize about following in their courageous footsteps. But, as Goldish writes, this is an occupation fraught with extreme peril. He describes the harsh conditions and explains how they place themselves in harm’s way on a continuing basis. All hotshots undergo extensive, rigorous training and testing, and while the deadly 2013 Yarnell, Arizona, fire brought attention to this specialized occupation, these teams have been battling wildfires for decades. Combining photographs of hotshots in action, charts, diagrams, and well-written and accessible text (with unfamiliar terms in bold and defined in the glossary), this should have broad reader appeal.

Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Index
Table of contents
Full-color photographs