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Are you looking for literature to support classroom instruction about Money? Check out Our Editors’ Choices for titles recommended by the Education World team. Then it's your turn to share books that you enjoy or use in your classroom in the Our Readers’ Voices section below. With your help, we will build the best list on the Internet of Best Books for teaching about Money.



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by Rosemary Wells
It's Grandma's birthday, and Ruby knows exactly what Grandma would love -- a beautiful ballerina box. Max also knows what she'd love -- a scary pair of ooey-gooey vampire teeth. Ruby has saved up a walletful of bills but, as unexpected mishap after mishap occurs, money starts running through the bunnies' fingers.... Will they have enough left for the perfect present? Wells' adorable story is also a fun and lively introduction to early math.

by Hollis Page Harman
Updated with new illustrations showing new-issue currency, new information, and several new features, this popular title tells the story of money. How and where is it printed? What do all those long numbers and special letters on currency mean? How are the newly designed bills improvements over the old ones? How can banks afford to pay interest? Here too are questions and answers that have special meaning for kids. For example, how can boys and girls find savings programs designed especially for them? How can they establish their own bank account, write checks, and use an ATM card? How can kids learn about stocks -- and even start to invest their own money? The author offers ideas on how kids can earn, save, budget, and invest money of their own. She also presents puzzles and games that focus on the theme of money.

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by Jon Lee Anderson
Bill Green loves money and is willing to do almost anything to make some extra cash. So when Mrs. Brandt asks her students to write a report on any subject that fascinates them, Bill chooses money, of course! Filled with tons of cool facts, wonderful illustrations, and photographs of coins and money from all over the world, Money: A Rich History is worth every penny! Part of the Smart About History series.

by Rozanne Lanczak Williams
Simple rhymes and large, clear photographs instruct children in coin denominations, grouping, and counting. The text begins with an introduction to pennies and soon adds nickels and dimes, quarters, and half dollars to show how larger denominations take form. Coins are arranged in sets with visual equations illustrating their mathematical equivalents. By the book's end, children are asked to think of the many ways a dollar is made (100 pennies, 4 quarters, etc.). Both teachers and parents will find this book valuable as an introductory lesson on money. (School Library Journal)

by Andrew Clements
Greg Kenton has two obsessions -- making money and his long-standing competition with his annoying neighbor, Maura Shaw. So when Greg discovers that Maura is cutting into his booming Chunky Comics business with her own original illustrated minibooks, he's ready to declare war. The problem is that Greg has to admit that Maura's books are good, and soon the longtime enemies become unlikely business partners. But their budding partnership is threatened when the principal bans the sale of their comics in school. Suddenly, the two former rivals find themselves united against an adversary tougher than they ever were to each other. Will their enterprise -- and their friendship -- prevail?

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