Kids’ books about money

Kids’ books about money

April is Financial Literacy Month and to celebrate, here’s a list of books for kids ages 4 – 13 that bring up money management topics. If you’re looking for a kind of book that you don’t see on this list, feel free to give us a call at 781-944-0840. As well, Savings Spree and Dinorama are two highly rated apps reviewed by Common Sense Media that teach basic money skills.

Ages 4 through 9


    • Firestone, Mary.
      What is money?
      Summary:Discusses the history, importance, and usefulness of money.



    • Perez, Monica.
      Curious George saves his pennies
      Summary:When George finds a train at the toy store he would like, he decides to save his money until he can buy it.



    • Wells, Rosemary.
      Bunny money
      Summary:Max and Ruby spend so much on emergencies while shopping for Grandma’s birthday presents, that they just barely have enough money left for gifts.



    • Williams, Vera B.
      A chair for my mother
      Summary:A child, her waitress mother, and her grandmother save dimes to buy a comfortable armchair after all their furniture is lost in a fire.

Ages 7 through 10


    • Osborne, Mary Pope.
      Shadow of the shark
      Summary:As a thank-you from Merlin and Morgan, Jack and Annie are sent on what should be a vacation at a luxurious resort in Cozumel, Mexico, but is, by mistake, an adventure with ancient Mayans, instead. Jack and Annie must learn to budget their money on their adventure.



    • Parish, Herman.
      Amelia Bedelia means business
      Summary:“Young Amelia Bedelia will do almost anything for a shiny new bicycle. Her parents say they’ll split the cost with her, and that means Amelia Bedelia needs to put the pedal to the metal and earn some dough! With Amelia Bedelia anything can happen, and it usually does”–



Ages 11 through 13


    • Adler, David A.
      Money madness
      Summary:From bartering, early forms of currency, credit cards, and digital payment, here is a clear and thorough introduction to money.



    • Harman, Hollis Page.
      Money sense for kids!
      Summary:Explains the nature of money, the different ways in which it can be represented, and how it can be saved or invested, discussing mutual funds, the stock market, banks, and inflation. Includes games and activities.