Friday, May 13, 2022

Books About Money - various books for kids


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Dollars and Cents: 11 Picture Books About Money for Children

by Dena McMurdie

Dena read Jack London's White Fang in the third grade and has loved children's books ever since. She reads, blogs, and paints in North Carolina where she lives with her husband and three children. You can also find her at her blog, Batch of Books, where she writes about children's, middle grade, and young adult books.


Some people have an intuitive relationship with money. They know how to earn, budget, save, and make interest work for them. But for most people, managing money is a skill that you must start learning in early childhood.

These titles offer many lessons about money, from how it’s made to how you spend it. Whether you’re looking for books to use in the classroom or at home, you’ll find some excellent resources here.

Money, Money, Honey Bunny!

by Marilyn Sadler and Roger Bollen

It’s never too early to teach your child about financial responsibility. This early reader book introduces preschoolers and kindergarteners to the concept of earning, saving, and spending money. The vibrant colors, adorable characters, and simple text make it a good pick for young children.
(Ages 2 - 5)

Bunny Money

by Rosemary Wells

Purchasing birthday gifts for friends and relatives is often a child’s first experience with money. Toddlers and preschoolers will love this charming story about Ruby wanting to buy a gift for her grandmother. With its simple math problems wrapped in an engaging story, this book is educational and relatable.
(Ages 3 - 5)

Max's Bunny Business

by Rosemary Wells

Sibling rivalry, economics, and competition combine in this humorous story featuring preschool favorites Max and Ruby. When Ruby and her best friend Louise open a lemonade stand to earn money, they refuse to let Max participate. So, Max opens his own business selling forgotten Halloween candy and gives his sister some competition for their customers’ money.
(Ages 3 - 5)

The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money

by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Join the Bear family as they learn the value of hard work and money. When their parents decide they need hands-on experience with money, Brother and Sister try various business ideas and odd jobs to earn extra cash. It’s the perfect way to introduce young readers to work, money, and financial responsibility themes.
(Ages 3 - 7)

Lemonade in Winter

by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Hosting lemonade stands is a rite of passage for many children — but timing is everything. This adorable picture book introduces children to entrepreneurship, money, and finances. With plenty of money to count, and lessons in tracking expenses, profit, and marketing, this book is a must-have for any self-starter.
(Ages 3 - 7)

One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent

by Bonnie Worth, illustrated by Aristides Ruiz and Joe Mathieu

Children will love learning about money’s history with their favorite hat-wearing feline. The Cat guides young readers through the centuries, from bartering in ancient times to modern-day banking and minting.
(Ages 4 - 8)

Money Madness

by David A. Adler, illustrated by Edward Miller

Before children can appreciate the value of money and use it responsibly, they need to understand why we have it. This picture book explains the concept of currency and economics to young children in easy-to-digest terms. It’s perfect for teaching children what money is and why we need it.
(Ages 4 - 8)

No Money? No Problem!

by Lori Haskins, illustrated by Jerry Smath

Most children will relate to this story. It’s about a young girl who wants to buy something but doesn’t have enough money. To afford her purchase, she learns to barter with other people. It’s a fantastic lesson in economics, supply and demand, and finding creative ways to afford items you want.
(Ages 5 - 7)


Follow the Money!

by Loreen Leedy

Even if they don’t use pocket change themselves, curious kiddos will love experiencing a day in the life of a quarter. This picture book takes readers through the quarter’s minting, numerous transactions, getting lost, and getting found. It’s a humorous story that keeps kids smiling while teaching them about money.
(Ages 5 - 8)

A Bike Like Sergio's

by Maribeth Boelts, illustrated by Noah Z. Jones

This picture book delivers an essential lesson about honesty and doing the right thing, especially with money. It’s about a young boy who finds someone else’s cash. His family always needs more money, and the boy struggles to decide whether to keep, spend, or return it.
(Ages 5 - 8)

Money Math: Addition and Subtraction

by David A. Adler, illustrated by Edward Miller

Practice is essential to become proficient in adding and subtracting money. This engaging book teaches children how money works, how to recognize coins and bills, and gives them opportunities to try out what they learn.
(Ages 6 - 9)


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