First Posted: 4/29/2015
Count dollars and cents with these selections about money from the Abington Community Library.
• In “Bunny Money” by Rosemary Wells, Ruby and Max go out one day to buy Grandma a birthday present with the money they’ve saved. After paying for the bus, the laundromat, and some lunch, will they have enough money left for a gift?
• Learn what basic financial terms like “credit,” “brand” and “price” mean in “Spending Money” by Mary Firestone. Read about the difference between “need” and “want.”
• What should you do with your money? Try the “Three Cups” system in this book written by Mark St. Germain based on the story by Tony Townsley and illustrated by April Willy. It is never too early to begin learning about saving, spending, and giving.
• Learning how to read? Try one of Katie Woo’s adventures, “Piggy Bank Problems” written by Fran Manushkin and illustrated by Tammie Lyon. Katie is not sure she wants to put her money in the bank until she sees she may not be able to keep her money safe in her piggy bank.
• Dig into history with “Currency” by Patricia K. Kummer. Begin by learning about the early bartering system, and then discover the facts behind coins and paper money around the world.
• Try “The Get Rich Quick Club” by Dan Gutman. This middle-grade novel tells the story of five kids who make a pact to earn a million dollars by the end of summer.
• Love “Frindle?” Try another of Andrew Clements’s books, “Lunch Money.” Greg Kenton has always had a knack for coming up with money-making schemes. Now, he may have finally hit upon the best idea yet. But will he ever understand what it really means to be a success?