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The Piggy Bank: Kids Books about Money

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 8/8/17 6:30 AM

The Piggy Bank: Kids Books about Money

Piggy Bank Kids Books about money blog-01.jpgFollowing games and movies, my kids love books most of all! Brody usually goes for the informative books—either about football or some sort of gross, creepy crawler. Emmy is more inclined to read something that involves a family and/or pet. Neither of them would be super stoked if I suggested, “today lets read a book about finances!” However, there are amazing children’s authors out there who have turned financial education into a fun read! 

Amelia Bedelia has her eye on a new bicycle and would do almost anything for one. Her parents say they'll split the cost of a new bike with her. This means Amelia Bedelia needs to get down to business and earn some dough!

Mama and Papa Bear are worried that Brother and Sister Bear seem to think money grows on trees. To make money of their own, the cubs decide to start their very own businesses, from a lemonade stand to a pet-walking service.

It’s time to teach Brother and Sister how to budget their money, but will the cubs come to understand the value of a dollar, or will their pockets continue to be empty?

All Jeremy wants is a pair of those shoes, the ones everyone at school seems to be wearing. Though Jeremy’s grandma says they don’t have room for "want," just "need," when his old shoes fall apart at school, he is more determined than ever to have those shoes, even a thrift-shop pair that are much too small.

Last Sunday, Alexander's grandparents gave him a dollar—and he was rich. There were so many things that he could do with all of that money! He could buy as much gum as he wanted, or even a walkie-talkie, if he saved enough. But somehow the money began to disappear...

When Little Critter® wants a new skateboard, Dad tells him that he needs to save his own money to buy it! From feeding the dog to selling lemonade, Little Critter learns the value of a dollar.

A lemonade stand in winter? Yes, that's exactly what Pauline and John-John intend to have, selling lemonade and limeade--and also lemon-limeade. This book features a catchy refrain (Lemon lemon LIME, Lemon LIMEADE! Lemon lemon LIME, Lemon LEMONADE!), plus simple math concepts throughout.

THE CAT IN the Hat puts to rest any notion that money grows on trees in this super simple look at numismatics, the study of money and its history.

When George decides to save up for that special red train in the toy store, he doesn’t realize how long it will take—or how hard he’ll have to work for his money. But when the time finally arrives to take his very full piggy bank to the toy store—surprise! —George loses it. Can this day, and George’s hard-won earnings, be saved?

The Big Bad Wolf is back, and he's blowing down houses in the forest, one by one. The Three Little Pigs hatch a plan to help other animals weather the wolf's mighty lungs. They start a building company, offering strong homes built of brick, just like theirs. Demand is high for the brick homes the Pigs build, and their business becomes a success. Now they need to figure out what they should do with their hard-earned profits.

 

Topics: Finances, Money, Banking

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