Dream, Courage, Will & Heart Themed Picture Books Organized By Publishers, Virtues, Traits, Topics, Professions & Tellers

Former Reading Rest Stops

Besides "As You Pass By", these and other fireman related books may be on reading rest stops along side trails of Kids NYC tours.

Some stores will sell their featured books, otherwise most can be ordered through


3 Little FirefightersMathStart/Harper TrophyHardcover$15.99

Animal Firefighters StickersDover Publications17 stickers $1.50

At the FirehouseScholasticPaperback$3.99

At the FirehouseHarper CollinsHardcover$15.99

The Bravest FiremanHachai Publishing Hardcover $9.95

Catching Fire-The Story of Firefightingby Gena GorrellTundra BooksPaperback$16.95

Cleaning Day at the FirehouseContinental PressPaperback$5.50

Clifford The Firehouse DogScholasticPaperback$3.50

Community Helpers Fire FightersCapstone/Bridgestone BooksPaperback$19.93

Corduroy goes to the Fire StationScholasticHardcover$11.99

Day in the Life of a Firefighter,ACapstone/Bridgestone BooksHardcover$21.26

Dot the Fire DogScholasticHardcover$16.95

Dumpy and the FirefightersHarper CollinsHardcover$15.99

El Camion de Bomberos Fire EngineDKEngine shaped Board Book in Spanish & english$3.99

Fire at the Triangle FactoryLerner Publishing GroupPaperback$5.95

Fire Boatsby Marcia FreemanPebble Books/Capstone PressHardcover$11.95

Fire EngineDKEngine shaped Board Book$3.99

Fire EngineDKEngine shaped Board book w/wheels$5.99

Fire EnginesPebble Books/Capstone PressHardcover$15.93

Fire Engines StickersDover Publications 16 stickers$1.50


Fire Fighterby Angela RoystonDK ReadersPaperback$3.99

Firefighter for a dayDK Pop-up Board book$12.99

Firefightersby Alison BehnkeLerner Publishing GroupHardcover $22.60

Fire FightersScholasticPaperback$5.99

Firefighters Coloring Book by Nina BarbaresiDover Publication Paperback/Coloring Book$2.95

Fire Engines Pebble Books/Capstone Press Hardcover $15.93

Fire FireHarper CollinsPaperback$6.99

Fire! Fire! Hurry! Hurry!Harper CollinsHardcover$15.99

Fire! Fire! Said Mrs. McGuireVoyager/Harcourt Brace & Co.Paperback$6.00

Firehouse Coloring BookDover PublicationsDover PublicationsColoring Book$1.50

Firehouse Sticker Activity Bookby Cathy BeylonDover Little Activity Books 25 stickers $1.50

Fire in the SkyLerner Publishing GroupHardcover$19.93

Fireman's Safety Hints Barron's Educational SeriesHardcover Board$9.95

Fire Station, ThePebble Books/Capstone PressHardcover$15.93

Fire Station Number 4: The Daily Life of FirefightersLerner Publishing GroupHardcover $22.60

Fire TruckDKEngine shapped Board book w/wheels$6.99

Fire Truck GreenwillowHardcover$15.99

Fire Truck Nuts and BoltsLerner Publishing GroupHardcover$22.60

Fire Trucks by Judith Jango-CohenLerner Publishing Group Paperback$5.95

Fire Trucks in Action-TonkaScholasticPaperback$6.99

Fuego! Fuego! Emergencia/Tough StuffEgmont/HyperionSpanish Board Book w siren$12.99

Fun with Fire Trucks Stencils by Marty NobleDover Publications6 stencils$1.00

Hello, Fire TruckScholasticPaperback$3.99

Heroes of Tomorrow by Edward SiebertOasis BooksPaperback$10

History of Fire Engines Coloring BookDover PublicationsColoring Book$3.95

I Am FireScholasticPaperback$3.99

I Am A Firefighterby Cynthia Benjamin Barrons EducationalHardcover Board Book$7.95

I'm a Fire FighterScholasticPaperback$3.99

Machines at Work Fire TruckDKHardcover$8.99

Matthew and the Midnight FirefighterFitzhenry & WhitesidePaperback$4.95

Night Fire, Theby Lori LukasewichFitzhenry & WhitesideHardcover$15.95

Poinsettia and the FirefightersScholasticPaperback$11.97

Rescue Heroes-Mountain of Trouble!Fisher Price/Readers Digest Children's BooksHardcover Board Book- special decoder glasses$9.99

Rescue Heroes Storm Trouble!Fisher Price/Readers DigestHuge Board Book with moving parts on cover and each spread-trim: 15" x 11"$14.99, small version $9.99

Sam's Speedy Fire Truck - Fisher Price/Readers Digest Children's BooksHardcover Board Book$5.99

Tito, the Firefighter/ Tito, el bomberoRaven Tree PressHardcover - English w embedded with Spanish words $16.95

To the Rescue!-Move & Play BookReaders Digest(Board Book with moving parts on cover and each double spread)$9.99

Tonka Fire Trucks - Play a SoundPublications InternationalHardcover-7 sound buttons$9.98

Tonka Learn About Trucks - Sticker Fun BookActive Minds/Publications InternationalHardcover w Spiral Binding-100 stickers$12.98

Tonka Look and Find (tour uses 1st two pages) Publications InternationalHardcover$9.98

Touch and Feel Fire Engine DK Board book$6.99

A Visit to the Fire StationCapstone/Bridgestone BooksHardcover$19.93

We Need Fire FightersPebble Books/Capstone PressHardcover $15.93

What Does a Firefighter Do?by Ellen CatalaYellow Umbrella/CapstoneHardcover$11.95

What's Inside a Firehouse by Sharon Gordon What's Inside series.Marshall Cavendish Hardcover $14.95

OTHER FIREMAN BOOKS (most not on reading rest stops, or available from Kids NYC, e mail for availability).

Amazing Women: Amazing Firefighters by Marsh EngleJodere Group (Hardcover) $15.00

The American Firehouse: An Architectural and Social History by Rebecca Zurier OOP

The American Firehouse Cookbook by Dave Corrigan OOP

American Fireman by Giogia FiorioVilo International(Hardcover) OOP

Animal Firefighters StickersDover Publications(17 stickers) $1.50

Answering the Bell: Life at a Firehouse on the Turbulent North Side of Minneapolis by Brett Knapp (Paperback) $12

At the Firehouse by Anne Rockwell Harper Collins (Hardcover) $15.99

Becoming a Firefighter: The Complete Guide to Your Badge! by Bob SmithCode 3 Publishing (Paperback)$29.95

Big Frank's Fire Truck (Picturebacks) by Leslie McGuire Random House Books for Young Readers(Paperback)$3.25

Big Mose, Hero Fireman, by Harold W., Felton, Gordon LaiteGarrard Pub Co(Hardcover) OOP

The Bravest Fireman by Leah Zytman, Leah Malka DiskindHachai Publishing (Hardcover) $9.95

Brave, The: A Story of New York City's Firefighters, by George Pickett, Hugh Downs, John T. Colby Jr. Brick Tower Press$24.95

The Bravest Cat!: The True Story of Scarlett By Laura Driscoll Grosset & Dunlap$3.99

Bravest Fireman, TheHachai PublishingHardcover$9.95

Brotherhood by Frank McCourt, Rudolph W. Giuliani (Intro)Sterling/American Express Publishing $12.98

Casey Jones's Fireman: The Story of Sim Webb by Nancy Farmer, James Bernardin (Artist)Phyllis Fogelman Books (Hardcover) $16.99

Catching Fire-The Story of Firefightingby Gena GorrellTundra Books(Paperback)$16.95

A Chicago Firehouse: Stories of Wrigleyville's Engine 78 by Karen Kruse (Paperback) $19.99

Chief:: The Life Of Peter J. Ganci,A New York City Firefighter by Chris GanciOrchard (Hardcover) $16.95

Cleaning Day at the FirehouseContinental Press(Paperback)$5.50

Clifford the Firehouse Dog (Clifford, the Big Red Dog) by Norman Bridwell Scholastic (Paperback) $3.50

The Complete Firefighter Candidate by Arthur R. CouvillonInformation Guides (Paperback) $12.95

Cooking With the Firehouse Chef by Keith Young (Hardcover) $24.95

Community Helpers Fire Fighters Capstone/Bridgestone Books (Paperback) $19.93

Corduroy goes to the Fire Station Scholastic (Hardcover) $11.99

Crawly Bug and the Firehouse Pie by Toby Speed - OOP

Day in the Life of a Firefighter, A Capstone/Bridgestone Books (Hardcover) $21.26

Day With Firefighters, A (Welcome Books) by Jan KottkeChildren's Press (Paperback) $4.95

DK Readers: Jobs People Do -- A Day in a Life of a Firefighter (Level 1: Beginning to Read) by Linda Hayward (Paperback) $3.99

Dot the Fire Dog Scholastic Hardcover $16.95

Dumpy and the Firefighters Harper Collins (Hardcover) $15.99

El Camion de Bomberos Fire EngineDK(Engine shaped Board Book in Spanish & English)$3.99

EmergencyHoliday House (Hardcover) $16.95(Paperback)$6.95

Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms by Christine Kole MacLean Dutton Books (Hardcover) $15.99

Eyesore: Recent Litter from the Firehouse Kustom Rockart Company by Chuck Sperry, Ron Donovan (Paperback) $24.95

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (Paperback) $6.99

Fallen Heroes: A Tribute from Fire Engineering, September 11, 2001 Pennwell Publications$32.50

The Farm Fires: Firehouse Family Series: Book Three by Laurie Loveman (Paperback ) $37.98

FDNY: An Illustrated History of the Fire Department of New York by The New York City Fire Museum, Andrew Coe Odyssey Pubns (Paperback) $11.95

Fhny: A Pictorial History of Firehouse Architecture in the City of New York by Brian R. McCaffrey (Hardcover ) $60.00

Fire at the Triangle FactoryLerner Publishing Group(Hardcover)$23.93,(Paperback)$5.95

Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey By Maira KalmanG. P. Putnam's Sons(Hardcover)$16.99

Fire Boatsby Marcia FreemanPebble Books/Capstone Press(Hardcover)$11.95

Fire Cat, The (An I Can Read Book) by Esther Averill (Hardcover) $16.89

Fire Department City of New York - The Bravest. An Illustrated History 1865 - 2002 -Turner publishing(Hardcover) $39.95

Fire EngineDK(Engine shaped Board Book)$3.99

Fire EngineDK(Engine shaped Board book w/wheels)$5.99

Fire Engine No. 1Workman Publishing(Board book)$9.95

Fire Engines Pebble Books/Capstone Press (Hardcover) $15.93

Fire Engines StickersDover Publications (16 stickers)$1.50

Firefighter Scholastic (Paperback) $3.99

Fire Fighterby Angela RoystonDK Readers(Paperback)$3.99

Firefighter for a dayDK (Pop-up Board book)$12.99

Firefighter Frank by Monica WellingtonPuffin Books (Paperback) $5.99

Firefighter: Neighborhood Guardianby Hallie WarshawBarrons(Paperback) OOP

Firefighter Rescue & Survival by Richard Kolomay, Robert Hoff Fire Engineering Books OOP

Fire Fighters Scholastic (Paperback) $5.99

Firefightersby Alison BehnkeLerner Publishing Group(Hardcover) $22.60

Firefighters by Joellen L. KellyHugh Lauter Levin Associates (Hardcover) $75.00

Firefighters A To Z by Chris L. Demarest, Margaret K. McElderry(Hardcover) $17.00, Paperback $6.99

The Firefighter's Best Friend: Lives and Legends of Chicago Firehouse Dogs by Trevor J. Orsinger, et al (Paperback ) $19.95

Firefighters Coloring Book (Dover Coloring Book) by Nina BarbaresiDover Publication (Paperback ) $2.95

Firefighters (Everyday Heroes)ABDO Publishing(Hardcover)$ 22.78

Fire Fighters (In My Neighborhood) by Paulette BourgeoisKids Can Press(Hardcover) $12.95 (Paperback) $5.95

Firefighter's Night Before Christmas Pelican (Hardcover) $15.95

The Firefighters' Thanksgiving by Maribeth Boelts, Terry WidenerGrosset & Dunlap (Hardcover) $15.99

Firefighters: Their Lives in Their Own Words by Dennis SmithBroadway (Paperback) $14.95

The Firefighting Buff's Guide to New York City: The Five Borough, Five Alarm Reference to the Second Homes of New York's Bravest by Joseph Natale SchneidermanWriters Club Press(Paperback)$11.95

Fire Fire Harper Collins (Paperback) $6.99

Fire, Fire! Emergency-Tough Stuff series-Hyperion/Disney(Hardcover) $12.99

Fire! Fire! Hurry! Hurry! Harper Collins (Hardcover) $15.99

Fire! Fire! Said Mrs. McGuire Voyager/Harcourt Brace & Co. (Paperback) $6.00

Firehouse -- by David Halberstam;Hyperion Press (Hardcover) $22.95

Firehouse by Susan Canizares, Betsey Waugh (Paperback) $15.94

Firehouse by Dennis Smith OOP

Firehouse by Jill FreedmanOOP

Firehouse by Katherine K. Winkleman, John S. Winkleman OOP

Firehouse by Bernard Wolf OOP

Firehouse by Zokeisha, Kate Klimo (Editor) OOP

Firehouse Attendant (Car Exam Ser) by Jack Rudman (Paperback) $27.95

Firehouse Co. No. 1 (Mini House Book) by Peter LippmanWorkman Publishing(Board book)$9.95

Firehouse Collectibles by Mary Jane Piatti (Paperback) OO Stock

Firehouse Coloring BookDover PublicationsDover Publications(Coloring Book)$1.50

The Firehouse Cookbook by Dorothy Jackson Kite (Hardcover) $6.99

Firehouse Cooking: Food from America's Bravest by R. G. Adams (Hardcover) OOP

Firehouse Dog by Amy Hutchings, Richard Hutchings OOP

Firehouse Down: Life After Ground Zero by Jonathan E. Wright (Paperback) $16.95

Firehouse Favorites Cookbook by Keith Haluska (Hardcover) OO Stock

Firehouse Food: Cooking With San Francisco's Firefighters by George DoleseChronicle Books (Paperback) $24.95

The Firehouse Grilling Cookbook: 150 Great Grilling Recipes Plus Safety Tips by Joseph T. Bonanno (Hardcover) OO Stock

Firehouse Memorabilia: A Collectors Reference by Chuck Deluca (Paperback) OOP

Firehouse Memorabilia Identification and Price Guide: Identification and Price Guide (Confident Collector) by James Piatti, Mary Jane Firehouse Collectibles PiattiOOP

Firehouse Memories� by Ray L. Pinion (Paperback) $14.95

The Firehouse Mystery (Boxcar Children Mysteries, 56) by Gertrude Chandler Warner, Charles Tang (Paperback)$3.95

Firehouse Mystery #56 (Boxcar Children (Library)) by Gertrude Warner (Library Binding) $11.80

Firehouse Mystery by M. Adrian OOP

Firehouse Pricing Guide (Paperback) $6.95

Firehouses by Rob Leicester Wagner (Hardcover) $14.98

Firehouse Sal (Rookie Readers) by Larry Dane Brimner, Ethel Gold (Paperback) $4.95

Firehouse Sticker Activity Book (Dover Little Activity Books) by Cathy Beylon (Accessory ) $1.50

Firehouse With Notes And Tablature (Paperback) $18.95

Fire in the SkyLerner Publishing Group(Hardcover)$19.93

Fireman!: A personal account by Neil WallingtonDavid & Charles OOP

Fireman Bear Furry Face (Furry Face Board Book) by Carole EtowGolden Books OOP

Fireman Chef Jim Neils Favorite Recipes by Jim Neil(Paperback)OOP

Fireman Critter (Mercer Mayer Little Critter Board Book Series) by Mercer MayerLittle SimonOOP

Fireman Fergus Sticker Fun by Mandy Ross, Emma Dodd (Illustrator)Ladybird Books UK import OOP

Fireman/Fire Department by Jack Rudman National Learning Corp (Paperback)$29.95

Fireman Flower and other stories by William Sansom OOP

Fireman Piggy Wiggy by Christyan Fox, Diane FoxMagi Pub (Hardcover) OOP

Fireman Sam Series Egmont Childrens BooksOOP

Fireman Small by Wong Herbert YeeHoughton MifflinPaperback $5.95 (Hardcover) $16.00

Fireman Small - Fire Down Below! by Wong Herbert Yee Houghton Mifflin(Hardcover) $15.00

Fireman Small to the Rescue by Wong Herbert YeeHoughton Mifflin(Board book) $4.95

Fireman's Law Book by Charles W. Bahme Natl Fire Protection Assn OOP

Fireman's life by John Bennett DobbinsDenison OOP

Fireman's Safety Hints by G. Caviezel, C. Mesturini Barron's Educational Series (Hardcover Board edition) $9.95

Firemouse By Nina BarbaresiDragonfly Books(Paperback)$6.99

Fire Station, The Pebble Books/Capstone Press (Hardcover) $15.93

Fire Station(Field trips)ABDO Publishing(Hardcover)$21.35

Fire Station Number 4: The Daily Life of FirefightersLerner Publishing Group(Hardcover) $22.60

Fire TruckDK(Engine shapped Board book w/wheels)$6.99

Fire Truck Greenwillow (Hardcover) $15.99

Fire Truck Nuts and BoltsLerner Publishing Group(Hardcover)$22.60

Fire Trucks by Judith Jango-CohenLerner Publishing Group(Hardcover)$22.60,(Paperback)$5.95

Fire Trucks in Action-Tonka Scholastic (Paperback) $6.99

First to Arrive: Firefighters at Ground Zero (Spirit of America, a Nation Responds to the Events of 11 September 2001) by Alison Turnbull KelleyChelsea House Publications (Library Binding)$21.85

Fisher Price Sam's Speedy FiretruckReadersDigest(Three-Dimensional Die-Cut Board Book)$5.99

Fluffy and the Firefighters by Kate McMullan, Mavis SmithCartwheel Books (Paperback) $3.99

Forest Fires: Run for Your Life! by Josephine NobissoMondo Publishing(Paperback)$6.95

Forgetful Little Fireman (Little People Stories) by Alan MacDonald, Ladybird Books(Hardcover)OOP

Freddy the Fireman : With 28 Sticker Costumes (Dover Little Activity Books) by Cathy Beylon, Dover Publications (Paperback) $1.50

Fuego! Fuego! Emergencia/Tough StuffEgmont/Hyperion(Spanish Board Book w siren)$12.99

Fun with Fire Trucks Stencils by Marty NobleDover Publications6 stencils$1.00

Ghosts of the Fireground : Echoes of the Great Peshtigo Fire and the Calling of a Wildland Firefighter by Peter M. LeschakHarper San Francisco (Paperback) $15.95

The Greatest Firefighter Stories Never Told by Allan ZulloAndrews McMeel Publishing (Paperback) $9.95

Great Firehouse Cooks of Texas by Ron McAdoo, Caryl McAdoo (Paperback) $18.95

The Healthy Firehouse Cookbook: Low-Fat Recipes from America's Fire Fighters by Joseph T. Bonanno (Hardcover) OO Stock

The Heart Behind the Hero by Curt YoderStoney Creek Press (Hardcover) $23.95

Hello, Fire Truck Scholastic (Paperback) $3.99

Here Come Our Firefighters! : A Pop-up Book by Chris L. DemarestLittle Simon (Hardcover) $10.95

Heroes of the Day By Nancy LouisAbdo & Daughters Publishing(Hardcover)$25.65

Heroes of Tomorrow by Edward SiebertOasis Books(Paperback)$10

History of Fire Engines Coloring BookDover Publications(Coloring Book)$3.95

Hook and Ladders by Larry ShapiroMotorbooks International(Paperback) $14.95

Hotshots! by Chris Demarest(Library binding)$17.95

I Am A Firefighterby Cynthia Benjamin Barrons Educational(Hardcover Board Book)$7.95

I Am FireScholastic (Paperback) $3.99

I Know a Firemanby Williams BPutnam Pub GroupOOP

I'm a Fire FighterScholastic (Paperback) $3.99

I Want to Be a Firefighter by Dan LiebmanFirefly Books(Hardcover)$14.95, (Paperback) $3.99

I Want to Be a Fireman Priddy & Bicknell (Board book) OOP

John Blair and the Great Hinckley Fireby Josephine NobissoHoughton Mifflin(Hardcover)$16.00

Last Man Down: A Firefighter's Story of Survival and Escape from the World Trade Center by Richard Picciotto, Daniel Paisner Berkley Publishing Group (Mass Market Paperback) $7.99

The Last Men Out: Life on the Edge at Rescue 2 Firehouse by Tom Downey, Henry Holt and Co. (Hardcover)$25.00

Life Lines: Stories from the Firehouse (Wisconsin) by Wayne Mutza (Paperback) $14.95

Little Fire Engine, The (Lois Lenski Books) by LOIS LENSKIRandom House Books for Young Readers (Hardcover) $13.95, Board book $6.99

Little Firehouse, The (Cuddle Cottage Board Books) by Molly Kates, et al (Hardcover) $4.50

Little Firemanby Margaret W. Brown, Trophy Press/ScholasticOOP

Little Red Book of Firehouse Pranks by Jeff Hibbard Jeff Hibbard (Paperback) $7.95

Machines at Work Fire TruckDK(Hardcover)$8.99

Manhattan Medics: The Gripping Story of the Men and Women of Emergency Medical Services Who Make the Streets of the City Their Career by Francis J. Rella Princeton Book Co(Paperback)$14.95

Matthew and the Midnight FirefighterFitzhenry & Whiteside(Paperback)$4.95

Medal of Valor Firefighters : Gripping Tales of Bravery from America's Decorated Heroes by Michael L. MiddletonMcGraw-Hill (Paperback) $14.95

Mose the Fireman: The Legendary Firefighter (Rabbit Ears-a Classic Tale) by Eric Metaxas,Rabbit Ears (Library Binding ) $25.65

New Firegighter's Cookbook by John SinenoFireside (Paperback) $12.00

New York City Fire Trucks by Wayne Sorensen, Donald F. WoodKrause Publications(Paperback)$19.95

New York's Bravest by Mary Pope Osborne, Steve Johnson (Illust), Lou Fancher (Illust) Knopf(Hardcover)$15.95

New York's Bravest: Eight Decades of Photographs from the Daily News by Shawn O'Sullivan, and Patrice O'Shaughnessy PowerHouse Books(Hardcover)$29.95

Night Fire, Theby Lori LukasewichFitzhenry & Whiteside(Hardcover)$15.95

No Dragons for Teaby Martine GourbaultKids Can Press(Hardcover) $14.95 (Paperback) $5.95

Poinsettia and the FirefightersScholastic (Paperback) $11.97

Poinsettia and the Firefighters by Felicia BondLaura Geringer (Hardcover) $14.99

Read About the Fireman, by Louis, Slobodkin, Franklin Watts OOP

Red Hot Dot's Fire Safety BookDorp Express(Paperback) $5.99

Report from Engine Co. 82 by Dennis Smith, Little Brown & Company(Paperback) $14.00

Report from Ground Zero: The Story of the Rescue Efforts at the World Trade Center by Dennis Smith Viking Press(Hardcover)$24.95

Rescue Heroes Storm Trouble!Readers Digest(Board Book with moving parts on cover and each spread-trim: 15" x 11")$14.99, small version $9.99

Rescue Heroes Mountain of Trouble!Readers Digest(Board Book includes special decoder glasses)$9.99

Richard Scarry's Smokey the Fireman (Easy Reader) by Richard Scarry Golden PressOOP

Russ and the Firehouse (Day With Russ) by Janet Elizabeth Rickert, Pete McGahan (Hardcover) $14.95

Sam's Speedy Fire Truck - Fisher Price/Readers Digest Children's Books(Hardcover Board Book)$5.99

San Francisco Firehouse Favorites by Georgia Sackett, Shirley Sarvis OOP

Sesame Street Visits the Firehouse by Sesame Street00 Stock

Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum by Edward T. O'Donnell Publisher: Broadway Books(Paperback)$14.95

Smoke-EatersNimbus Publishing(Hardcover)$24.95

Smokejumpers One to Ten by Chris Demarest(Library Binding)$17.00

So Others Might Live: A History of New York's Bravest-The FDNY from 1700 to the Present by Terry Golway, Basic Books$17.00

Space Age Fire Fighters: New Weapons in the Fireman's Arsenal (The Colby Books) by C. B. Colby, Carroll B. ColbyPutnam Pub Group Library OOP

Teddy Bear Fireman (Picture Puffin S.) by Phoebe Worthington (Illustrator), Oliver WilliamsPuffin Books OOP

Thoughts on Fire: Life Lessons of a Volunteer Firefighter by Frank B. McCluskeyiUniverse Star (Paperback) $17.95

Tito, the Firefighter/ Tito, el bomberoRaven Tree Press(Hardcover) - English w embedded with Spanish words $16.95

To the Rescue!-Move & Play BookReaders Digest(Board Book with moving parts on cover and each double spread)$9.99

Tonka Fire Trucks - Play a SoundPublications International(Hardcover-7 sound buttons)$9.98

Tonka Learn About Trucks - Sticker Fun BookActive Minds/Publications International(Hardcover w Spiral Binding-100 stickers)$12.98

Tonka Look and Find (tour uses 1st two pages) Publications InternationalHardcover$9.98

Touch and Feel Fire Engine DK (Board book)$6.99

Triangle: The Fire That Changed America by David Von Drehle Atlantic Monthly Press(Hardcover)$25.00

A Trip to the Firehouse (All Aboard Books) by Wendy Cheyette Lewison (Paperback) $3.49

A Visit to the Firehouse (Fisher-Price Little People Books : Look and Play Books/Book and Toy) by Stephanie Calmenson, Cathy BeylonAstor Books(Hardcover) OOP

A Visit to the Fire Station Capstone/Bridgestone Books (Hardcover) $19.93

A Visit to the Sesame Street Firehouse: Featuring Jim Henson's Sesame Street Muppets (Random House Pictureback) by Dan ElliottOOP

We Need Fire Fighters Pebble Books/Capstone Press (Hardcover) $15.93

What Does a Firefighter Do?by Ellen CatalaYellow Umbrella/Capstone(Hardcover)$11.95

What's Inside a Firehouse by Sharon Gordon What's Inside series.Marshall Cavendish (Hardcover) $14.95

What It's Like to Be a Fireman. by Arthur. ShayNTC/Contemporary Publishing OOP

Who's at the Firehouse? (Lift & Look Board Books) by Bettina Paterson, Bettina Patterson (Hardcover) OO Stock

Working Class Hero : Memoirs of a Providence Fireman by Tom KenneyPublishAmerica (Paperback )$19.95

Working Fire: The Making of an Accidental Fireman by Zac Unger Penguin Books(Hardcover) $24.95

20,000 alarms: The memoirs of New York's most decorated fireman by Richard R HamiltonPlayboy Press OOP

3 Little Firefighters MathStart/HarperTrophy Hardcover $15.99

Kids NYC would like to thank these book publishers for supplying us with samples for Kids NYC's first reading rest stops.

Active Minds/Publications International

Barron's Educational Series



Continental Press


Dover Publications

Fitzhenry & Whiteside


Hachai Publishing

Harper Collins

Lerner Publishing Group

Harper Trophy

Marshall Cavendish

Oasis Books

Pebble Books/Capstone Press

Play a Sound Publications International/Tonka

Raven Tree Press


Tough Stuff Egmont/Hyperion

Tundra Books

Voyager/Harcourt Brace & Co. and of course Hasting House (RIP) for "As You Pass By" which this first Fireman theme tour salutes.

Safety Tips


#1 - Close Bedroom's doors all night to keep smoke and heat out. Heat, smoke and toxic gases are all more threatening than flames. They could lull you into a deep sleep before the flames even reach your door. Fire isn't bright red or orange or noisy it's pitch black from the smoke and deadly quiet. During fires, smoke and poisonous gases rise with the heat, stay low where the air is cooler. Stay calm and roll out of bed, crawl or roll low on the floor, below the smoke, keep your nose on the ground all the way to safety, cover mouth and nose with wet cloth, keep water in plastic bottle under bed or in closet to dampen cloth to protect face during escape, practice escape routes in pitch dark or blindfolded twice a year. Keep one hand on the wall to guide your escape.

#2 - Feel the door before opening it, if it's hot do not open, and get out another way. Stay calm and close all doors behind you as you leave, but do not lock them. Do not stop, time is critical, don't dress, find pets or risk your life grabbing valuables. Do not hide from firefighters, do not hide under bed or in closets. Don't call 911 or fire dept. from inside your home, call them from neighbors or somewhere outside the burning house. Choose two safe pre-arranged meeting places outside the house. Designate one family member to go to a neighbors house to call fire dept.or 911. Don't get off the neighbor's phone from 911 until you get instructions and are directed to hang up.

#3 - Exit Drills In The Home (EDITH), Create fire escape routes, draw floor plan with 2 ways to escape each room, practice them with frequent visitors and babysitters every year. Place bells or other loud practiced family alarms all over the house, otherwise shout fire as you run outside. If possible wake and get everyone together, but you must leave quickly. Once outside the burning home , stay calm and stay outside. Tell firemen if you know of anyone who is trapped inside. Your house number should be 4 inches high and reflective to be seen from the street so emergency vehicles can find you.

#4 - If clothes catch fire, stop, and drop to the ground, cover your face with your hands and keep rolling until the fire is out. Stay Calm! Do not keep running! Friends can use heavy cloth, towels or small rugs to help put out the flames. If burned, place wound under cool water for 15 minutes, never use ice, never put any grease on a burn, blisters or charred skin need medical help quickly. Be very careful when tired, half of domestic fires happen between 10 PM and 8 AM.

#5 - Create and enforce a Kid Free Zone three feet around stove, kitchen accidents cause most house fires. Everyone especially kids should not cook unattended; cook with short sleeves and no loose fitting clothes; use lids to cover pots; turn handles to the side, but not extending over other burners; keep long hair tied back; a window by stove should never have curtains; make knobs on stove hard for kids to turn; keep entire area clear; keep potholders or dishrags away from burners; never use towels as potholders; don't keep candy, cookies or treats in cabinets above stove; don't store spray cans near the stove; smother grease fire with lid, baking soda, salt or smother it with a damp cloth. (never use water or flour); be careful when using hot oil or cooking with fat. Never fill a pan more than one-third full of fat or oil. Never leave the pan unattended when the heat is switched on. Never put the food in the pan if the oil begins to give off smoke. Turn off the heat and leave the oil to cool, otherwise it could catch fire. If pan catches on fire smother it with a damp cloth.

#6 - Keep halogen lights and appliances that have hot surfaces away from kids, low ceilings and drapes. Turn off all lights when you are finished with them. Do not put clothing, towels or sheets on top of a lampshade, put nothing. Don't use too high wattage bulbs, Never smoke in bed, or sitting on a chair if you feel close to dozing. Never leave a lit cigarette or pipe unattended. Before emptying ashtrays make sure nothing is still lit. Only use child resistant lighters. Store lighters all matches in the home in a metal container up high, in a locked cabinet if possible. Use non tip ashtrays, Be careful with candles, don't leave them burning unattended, or around a child or pet, or near anything that can burn. Don't blow candles out in the direction of people or pets, Do not play with fire in your secret places like under beds, in closets, within play tents, or in your bedrooms. Fire is a tool not a toy, it is hot, fast, deadly and dark.

#7 - Keep space heaters on a firm surface 3 feet from anything that can burn, turn them off when asleep or when you leave your home. Un-vented gas-fired space heaters should never be used in small enclosed areas. Make sure it has a thermostat control mechanism, and switches off automatically if it falls. Unplug space heaters when not in use. Don't use them as dryers, tables or steps. Replace any wires that are cracked or frayed. Space heaters should never be connected to outlets with extension cords. Keep window slightly open or door ajar when using a unvented heater.

#8 - Don't overload extension cords, no cords under rugs or furniture or inside walls (they need to dissipate heat), unplug unusual smelling or smoking appliances. Use correct sized fuses, No loose connections. If lights dim when you put on an appliance that circuit is overloaded. If sparks appear when you insert or remove a plug, they could be a sign of loose connections. Electricity is very dangerous never play with electrical cords, outlets or wall sockets. Allow air space around the TV to prevent overheating. Don't have liquid near the computer or near other electric objects or machines.

#9 - All fire exit security bars on windows and locked doors need release devices that operate quickly and easily by every member of the family. Do not use a padlock. Use a collapsible ladder or rope for escape from upper story windows. Break windows safely, and cover jagged edges with bedding or towels before going through. Throw cushions or bedding out window to break your fall. Don't jump through window, lower yourself feet first down and then drop.

#10 - In every room install smoke detectors with both ionization and photoelectric sensors, especially in bedrooms and on every level (but not by kitchen). Test all alarms monthly and familiarize kids to the sound, change batteries in Fall. Keep dust off devices, and replace whole units every 10 years. If you own gas or oil-fired appliances or vehicles (cars), wood-burning furnaces or stoves, or you live in kerosene heated or homes with fireplaces you should also use battery-powered carbon monoxide (co) alarms. Replace sensor element regularly in most carbon monoxide alarms.

#11 - Never use your range or oven to help heat your home and never use a charcoal grill or hibachi in your home or garage. Never keep a car running in a garage. Even if the garage doors are open. Put fire extinguishers on every floor in your home and in the kitchen, garage, & car. Install sprinklers in kids and elderly rooms for valuable extra time. Test water before the kids get in, or buy faucet locks for the bathtub and accessible sinks. Set your hot water heater to 120 degrees F (49 C) or below. Don't touch radiators, heaters, ovens, pots on the stove, electrical cords, sparklers, incense, unattended cigarettes, irons, light sockets, chili peppers, Keep back from fireplaces and all open fires. Don't play with fireworks and firecrackers, don't replace light bulbs on your own. Keep medications, paints, thinners, dangerous chemicals and cleaning liquids/powders out of kids reach in cabinets with child proof locks. Never store gas, paint or flammable substances near dryers, water heaters or any heat generating or gas powered utility. Create a safety zone around your house, clear flammable vegetation, plant fire resistive plants like annuals and plants that are moist and supple, with little dead wood and with water like sap without a strong odor. Lightening will strike the tallest things around, don't get caught in a field, don't hide under a tree, get inside quickly. Always stay indoors and away from glass windows during bad weather. Never take apart or fix electrical objects, don't climb power poles or fly kites near power lines; never put anything with a power cord near sinks, bath tubs or puddles of water. Have a garden hose with a nozzle and shovel outside home. Stack firewood away from house. Keep roof clear and washed on a regular basis. Check on children often, don't leave them unsupervised too long. Use non-flammable or fire resistant materials for curtains and upholstery. Cover all unused electric outlets. Teach kids name/address

#12 - In high-rises Feel the door with the back of your hand, if not warm brace body against door while staying low and open door a crack. Check for smoke or fire, if safe exit quickly and proceed to stairway but check it's door the same way. If you encounter fire or smoke return to safe apartment. Do not use elevators! If door was warm don't open it, but unlock it. turn on bathtub and wet down the hot doors, stuff the door cracks with wet towels, wet bedding or heavy tape and cover vents to keep deadly smoke out, turn off all air conditioners. Call the fire dept or the emergency number posted by the telephone, or 911 with you exact location. If no smoke is outside, go onto balcony or open window at top & bottom and hang or wave a bright-colored cloth, hang a sheet or shine flashlight. Don't break windows they might have to be closed later, Close windows when smoke is outside, but stay by window (if no other way out) to be rescued, be patient and stay calm. Learn the sound of your building's fire alarm, l earn your buildings evacuation plans, never prop stairway or other fire doors open, once outside don't assume someone else has called the fire department.

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Old Handicapped & Stroller Friendly Tours

Kids NYC Tours are Handicapped & Stroller Friendly.

Downtown subways that are handicapped & stroller accessible are the 4, 5, 6, E, R & W (W-Mon-Fri only).

4, 5 & 6 trains to Brooklyn Bridge (City Hall) stop (or to Canal on just the 6). Switch from the S or 7 trains at 42nd street.

E train to World Trade Center Station. Switch from A or C at 42nd, 34th or 14th streets.

R or W trains to Cortlandt Street (W-Mon-Fri only). (Path trains too). Switch from B, D, F, N, Q & V at 34th street (B & V-Mon-Fri only), or the L, N, or Q at 14th street.

1, 2, 3 & 9 train riders should switch at 34th street, but you must exit the station and go 1 block east (to 8th Ave), for E train, or 1 block west (to 6th Ave) for W or R trains.

The J, M & Z (Z-Mon-Fri only) are totally inaccessible until they redevelop and create the new Fulton street station (1, 2, 3, 4, A, C, E, J, M, N, R and Z).

All city buses are handicapped accessible and many take you to street elevators that connect with subways.

Handicapped accessible and stroller friendly NYC subway stops with street elevators and nearby bus lines are as follows

A train - 207th street at (SW corner) Broadway. Bus transfer - M100.
A train - 175th street (NE corner) 177th street at Ft.Washinton Ave. Bus transfer - M4, M5, M98 (M98-Mon-Fri only)(2 blocks north), M100 & GWB Bus Station (3 blocks north but non accessible).
4, 5 & 6 trains - 125th street at (NE corner) Lexington Ave. Bus transfer - M1 (2 aves west-Uptown bus), M35, M60, M98 (M98-Mon-Fri only) (1 ave west-Downtown bus, 2 aves east-Uptown bus), M100, M101, M103 (downtown) & Metro-North.
1, 2, 3, 9 trains - 72nd street at (North side) Broadway/Amsterdam. Bus transfer - M5, M7 (uptown)(1 ave east-Downtown bus), M11(uptown)(1 ave east-Downtown bus), M57, M72, M104.
1 & 9 trains - 66th street on both sides of Broadway. Bus transfer - M5, M7, M11 (downtown) (1 ave west-uptown), M20 (3 blocks south), M66, M104.
F train - Lexington Ave. at (NW corner) 63rd street. Bus transfer - M98 (M98-Mon-Fri only) (downtown)(1 ave east-Uptown bus),M101(downtown)(1 ave east-Uptown bus), M102 (downtown)(1 ave east-Uptown bus), M103 (downtown)(1 ave east-Uptown bus), M66 (4 blocks north-West bus) (5 blocks north-East bus), 1, 2, 3 & 4 (2 aves west-North buses) (3 aves west-South buses).
F train - Roosevelt Island. Mezzanine level. Bus transfer - Roosevelt Island shuttle, Q102
6 train - 51th street at (NW corner) Lexington Ave. Bus transfer - M98 (M98-Mon-Fri only) (downtown)(1 ave east-Uptown bus), M101 (downtown)(1 ave east-Uptown bus), M102 (downtown)(1 ave east-Uptown bus), M103 (downtown)(1 ave east-Uptown bus), M27 (2 blocks south-East/South bus)(3 blocks south-West/South bus), 1, 2, 3 & 4 (2 aves west-North buses) (3 aves west-South buses).
C, E Downtown (only) trains - 49th street at (NW corner) 8th Ave. Bus transfer - M10 (uptown) (1 ave west-Downtown bus), M20 (uptown) (1 ave west-Downtown bus), M27 (1 block south-East bus), M50 (1 block south-East bus) & M104 (north)(1 ave east-South/East bus).
N, R & W Uptown (only) (W only m-f) trains - 49th street at (NE corner) 7th Ave. Bus transfer - M5 (1 ave east-Uptown bus), M6 (downtown)(1 ave east-Uptown bus), M7 (downtown)(1 ave east-Uptown bus), M10 (downtown)(1 ave west-Uptown bus), M20 (downtown)(1 ave west-Uptown bus), M27, M50 (west)(1 block north-East bus), M104 (downtown)(1 ave west-Uptown bus).
A, C & E trains -In North bus terminal between 41st and 42nd Streets at 8th Ave. Bus transfer - M11 (1 ave west-Downtown bus) (2 aves west-Uptown bus), M16 (south/east), M20 (uptown), M27 (north/east), M42, M104 (north) & Port Authority Bus Terminal(most boarding areas non accessible).
4, 5, 6, 7 & S trains - Grand Central-42nd street at (North side) between Park Ave and Lexington Ave. Bus transfer - M42, M98 (M98-Mon-Fri only)(1 ave east-South bus)(2 aves east-North bus), M101(1 ave east-South bus)(2 aves east-North bus), M102 (1 ave east-South bus)(2 aves east-North bus), M103 (1 ave east-South bus)(2 aves east-North bus), M104, Metro-North, M1,M2,M3,M4 (1 aves west-North buses) (2 aves west-South buses) & M5 (2 aves west-South bus).
A, C & E trains - Penn Central-34th at (SE corner) 8th Ave. Bus transfer - M4 (1 ave east), M10 (uptown), M11 (1 ave west-Downtown bus), M16, M20 (uptown)(1 ave east-Downtown bus), M34, LIRR, Amtrak & NJ Transit.
1, 2, 3 & 9 trains - Penn Central/LIRR entrance - 34th street at (SW corner) 7th Ave. Bus transfer - M4, M10, M16 (east/south), M20 (downtown)(1 ave west-Uptown bus), M34, LIRR (1 ave west), Amtrak (1 ave west), NJ Transit (1 ave west) & Path (1 ave east).
B, D, F, V, N, Q, R & W trains (B,V,W only m-f) - Herald Square Center - 34th street at (SW corner) at Broadway/6th Ave. Bus transfer - M4, M5 (uptown)(1 ave east-Downtown bus), M6, M7, M16, M34, Path, LIRR (2 aves west), Amtrak (2 aves west), NJ Transit (2 aves west).
A, C, E & L trains - 14th street at (NW corner) 8th Ave. Bus transfer - M14A, M14D & M20(north)(1 ave east-South bus).
L, N, Q, R & W (W only m-f) trains - Union Square - 14th street at (NE corner) Park Ave. South. Bus transfer - M1, M2(uptown)(1 ave west-Downtown to 8th st bus), M3 (uptown), M6(downtown), M7, M9 (downtown), M14A & M14D.
6 Uptown train - Canal street (NE corner) by Lafayette street. Bus transfer - M1(1 block east-Downtown bus)(2 blocks east-Uptown bus), M6 (downtown).
4, 5 & 6 trains - Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall- Chambers (SW corner) by Centre Street. Bus transfer - M1(1 ave west-Downtown bus), M6(1 ave west-Downtown bus), M9 (1 ave east), M15, M22 & M103.
E and Path trains - WTC - Church street between Vesey & Dey. Bus transfer - M1 (uptown)(1 ave east-Downtown bus), M6 (uptown)(1 ave east-Downtown bus), M20 (2 aves west), M22 (5 blocks north or 2 aves west), PATH (2 blocks south) & Ferries to New Jersey (3 aves west).
R & W (W only m-f) trains - (Southbound only) Cortlandt street at Church Street. Bus transfer - M1 (uptown)(1 block east-Downtown bus), M6 (uptown)(1 block east-Downtown bus), PATH (south only) & Ferries to New Jersey (3 aves west).

The best buses downtown are the M1 and M6, they both run down Broadway and up Church. The M1 bus turns east at Worth and then up Centre, while the M6 goes up 6th Avenue.

East side bus lines The M15 (2nd Ave downtown) runs up and down Water and Allen streets before going up 1st Avenue.
The M9 goes between 14th street (by Union Square) and Battery Park. Stopping up & down Avenue B, East Broadway & Water streets.

West side bus lines M20 goes between Battery Park and Central Park West (66th Street). Stopping on Hudson and 8th Avenue uptown, and 7th Avenue and Varick downtown.

All Kids NYC passport stops and reading rest stops are exclusively in handicapped accessible businesses.

Kids NYC goodie bags will also feature some promo items made by the disabled and handicapped. is a fluid site, allowing most vision impaired readers to magnify its type size.

All pictures are from the 1952 book "As You Pass By" by Kenneth Holcomb Dunshee, Hastings House Publishers

Old Educational Themes

While searching for their spaceship tourists from another galaxy reminisce about previous visits to NYC. Nostalgic memories pinpoint NYC's talent and theaters of yesteryear.

Art and art historian tour of Tribeca and Chelsea provides clues which lead toward artistic opportunities. Artists trace the missing landscapes of the Rotunda & NYC art and museum history.

Experience strength through sensitivity on the Care Giver's Health tour. Discover and develop the magic of storytelling through interaction with NYC's aged and handicapped.

Take a bite of cultural diversity on different Old World/New World tasting Chef tours. Explore the history of old NYC markets and its nutritious food supply in scenic historic locations.

Wear the Conductor's hat while treking the history of NYC transportation (ferrys, stagecoaches, omnibuses, horsecars, trolleys, pneumatic tubes, elevated trains, subways and buses).

High rise history elevates understanding of the great city seen today. Construction toys are tested along this architectural journey near new building sites.

Unveil the history of NYC's famous department stores and their connection to the dynamic garment and fashion industry. Create your own Designer keepsake made from textiles gathered on this fashionable tour.

Migrating Duckie explores the boundaries of Central Park finding out about NYC birds, early lakes, ponds and the building of Central Park.

City Farmer tours the city green markets and public gardens learning about ecology. Discover the historical dutch and colonial farms which flourished into NYC.

Fireman tour of notorious fires, firehouses, firemen and early NYC water sources. Safety tips are analyzed (Preventing burns, drowning, dog bites, falls).

Transformed by an urban myth the enchanted Frog hops through NYC. Discover NYC's early medical folklore, first NYC hospitals and local remedies before transforming back from your froggy adventure.

Magical Manhattan tour inspires young Magicians to learn tried and true tricks of the trade. Conjure the spirit of Houdini while exploring NYC's Gothic architecture. Special opportunities to perform.

Male and female Models accessorize and participate in interactive fashion oriented toy testing in NYC store windows. History of haute NYC places to be seen, including clubs, resturants, and hotels.

Urban labyrinth Mouse math tour. Navigate through NYC mazes to solve our puzzle, keeping track of floor counts, building addresses, cross streets and other numbered clues. Study NYC earliest structures.

Musician tour test instruments, and writes lyrics, culminating into an event and performance. Early NYC music venues and performers are highlighted on this musical trek .

Patriot's trail studies Thomas Paine, Liberty poles and the British imprisonment/execution of American patriots. Learn NYC's place in the Revolutionary war.

Piggy tour through the smelliest NYC streets. Sanitation and recycling history are dug up, inspiring and rewarding tourists to pitch in for the city.

Pirate tour exposes local privateers and the history of NYC's docks & piers. Collect and find hidden treasure as you navigate and create your own map.

NYC is a historic muse. Poets and writers travel the early trails of famous NYC book publishers, magazines and newspapers. Aspiring poets and writers perform at open mike venue.

Police tour detectives follow clues to solve crimes. The penal and protest history of NYC are investigated, as well as infamous policemen.

Public Defender/NYC Lawyer defends Goldilocks against 3 Bears, uncovering tenement vs upper class living in early NYC society.

A Scientist reveals the history of NYC business and commerce through the economic analysis of NYC's most renowned shops. Visit famous original sites and current retail giants.

Teacher tour contemplates the importance of basic skills for everyone. Study the history of NYC"s education system and libraries. Develop your own interactive workshop.

Timeline tour utilizes NYC as a historical and physical workout. Use fascinating facts about the city to keep track of distances traveled.

Troll trail looks into the construction of all NYC bridges and tunnels. This tour tests urban vinyl toys in their limited collectible market.

Imagine NYC's former hilly landscape through the eyes of the Wise Wolf adapting to the geographic leveling. The wolf along with the wilderness gradually dissappears.

All pictures are from the 1952 book "As You Pass By" by Kenneth Holcomb Dunshee, Hastings House Publishers

Old Press Release (over a decade ago)

Kids NYC will start promoting its fun and educational kid toy tours around local NYC businesses. These conceptual self-guided tours send kids from store to store collecting goodie bags as they test toys. Kids NYC's first FIREMAN TOUR will highlight NYC firehouse history. Toy testing will be done at current downtown stores operating on former Dutch and Colonial firehouse sites, as well as businesses near present day downtown fire stations.

Kids NYC FIREMAN PASSPORT was $40. Participating stores stickered your passport and gift you with Kids NYC goodie bags. The shield shaped stickers give passport holders the address of the next location in the loop of the tour. Kids and their parents/caregivers use their passports and goodie bags to role play through the trails. In this premier tours storytelling event a toy fireman chief (Brave Tin Soldier) is reminiscing about NYC's history of firefighting. Re-walk the watch routes of old Dutch and Colonial fire brigades. Walk around the boundaries of major fires (1776/1835). Explore the early water sources for firemen (Collect Pond, public water pumped wells, wooden log pipes; water tanks, and uptown reservoirs). Follow the fiery trails of the first woman firefighter (a slave named Molly), Mose Humphrey (the King of the Bowery and 5 Points), and Boss Tweed.

Kids NYC's fascinating trading cards illustrate all the themed stops. A piece of the puzzle is included with the new cards in your goodie bags collected along the trail. Assembling the puzzle empowers you toward the last stop on the journey. The finished puzzle will become your invitation for a special storytelling event. Highlighted along this tour are reading rest stops with over 60 special fireman oriented books, perfect for toddlers through grade school.

Kids NYC tours also tributes out-of-print books. This fireman trail will spotlight As You Pass By (1952) by Kenneth Holcomb Dunshee. Pages of this illustrated book will be placed in businesses that operate near historic locations along the trails. The images and words in As You Pass By" allows all passerbyers to experience historic relevance. This rare book will also be sold on

Kids NYC believes collecting real heroes' autographs should be part of this social and educational experience. Included with the fireman passport is an autograph book encouraging interaction with neighborhood firemen. Kids and their parents/caregivers should not interfere with working firemen.

Kids NYC reaches consumers using a business to business to internet blueprint. Strategic alliances between businesses, lead customers down Kids NYC's thematic trails. After testing fireman related toys, clothing and books, kids and parents will rate them and be given the opportunity to buy them on and

Kids NYC tour trails are city learning environments designed for toddlers to teens. Dozens of humanistic, cultural and career oriented trails will help to develop cognitive development and childhood productivity.

Kids NYC's independent, unbiased findings from toy and book testings are a new source of media research. This data is shared with toy manufacturers, kids clothing designers and children's book publishers which help co-op local advertising in monthly parenting publications.

Overwhelming reaction to Kids NYC at toy fairs, kids clothing shows and gift shows has lined up products from over 200 participating toy companies, dozens of kids clothing designers and many book publishers. Kids NYC provides these toy, apparel, educational and kids based companies and stores with the opportunity to buy top positioned links on for as low as $3 per week.

Kids NYC's convergence of education, fashion, toys, communications, computers and consumer electronics will empower our urban trendsetters.

The Passport holder's reward for judging each toy is a passport stamp. a goodie bag containing magic beans, thematic toys, puzzle pieces, trading cards, accessories and $1,000,000 in Kids NYC Tiki money.a math puzzle giving clues to the next toy testing location. an address, cross streets and directions to the next location in the circuit. important fire safety tips.

Included in the goodie bags are puzzles and mathematically inclined clues to each stop on the trail.

Street numbers and addresses are figured out by math calculations.

Store names are in rebus and word puzzles.

Kids can peek at the address on the passport sticker.

Kids NYC's career oriented scavenger trails encourages, markets and broadens speaking, writing and creative expression.

Multiple trails orchestrate performances, culminating into an open mike experience.

Kids NYC's innovative fairy tale based forums tap online imaginations to help extend role playing ideas.

Kids NYC is forming independent electronic publishing opportunities with magazines for kids' stories, poetry and art.

Our website will be the key to the coolest NYC, educational, parenting, apparel and toy links.

Kids NYC Career Trails Are:

Adventures that encourage.

Big city learning environments.

Clothing kids will love to wear.

Developmental tools.

Explorations integrating family.

Fact filled frolics.

Grand enriching tours of New York.

Humanist approach to role playing.

Imaginative templates for toddlers to teens.

Junior paths toinspire and perspire our children.

Kid friendly journeys through New York's history.

Local resource guide for parents.

Multifaceted forum to exchange imaginative ideas.

Nutrition for the mind.

Overtly educational.

Personal development tours.

Quilts; weaving fun, facts and family.

Relationship builders.

Socially inspired.

Trails, tales and Tiki bucks too.

Unique insights to widen kids eyes.

Variety of family experiences.

Work related role playing environments.

X, Y and Z generation tours through the past.

Your answer to monotony.

Zig Zags through dreams and themes.

Kids NYC was created by Norman Scherer. Norman once ran Video Oyster, a rare and out-of-print video distributor that existed from 1990 to 2005. Before 1990, Norman was Director of Development for Variety's Home Video Directory. In his eleven years at the entertainment trade publication Variety, he specialized and repeatedly succeeded in opening up new advertising territories. Kids NYC encourages all citizens to support local firehouses and are deeply grateful for their heroic deeds. Famous volunteer firefighters included: Samuel Adams, Benedict Arnold, James Buchanan, Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin, Millard Fillmore, Alexander Hamilton, John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson, John Jay, Paul Revere, George Washington and seven New York City mayors. For more information contact Norman Scherer at 917 822-1870 or

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