The Piggy Bank: Kids Books about Money
Following 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 Means Business by Herman Parish
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!
- The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble With Money by Stan & Jan Berenstain
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.
- The Berenstain Bears’ Dollars and Sense by Stan & Jan Berenstain
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?
- Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts
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.
- Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by Silver Burdett
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...
- Little Critter: Just Saving My Money by Mercer Mayer
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.
- Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money by Emily Jenkins
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.
- One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent: All About Money (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library) by Bonnie Worth
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.
- Curious George Saves His Pennies by Margret & H.A. Reys
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?
- Give, Save, Spend With the Three Little Pigs by Clint Greenleaf
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.