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19th April 2018|

Best Money Books for Kids

Article by Belinda Kirk

Following on from the popularity of our top coding apps for kids post, we thought we’d share our best money books for kids this time. The way we see it, storytelling isn’t just for entertainment,  it’s also a really effective way to teach complex subjects, like MONEY 💰.

From saving for a new toy to dissecting bitcoin, we’ve found 4 entertaining and engaging money books for kids! These will act as great conversation starters for the whole family, touching on a broad range of money management topics and even entrepreneurship!

Adventures in Finance with Bull & Bear: Saving for the Beach 🏖

By Roy & Susan Kim

This illustrated book follows the adventures of two friends, Bull & Bear (a nice play on words for any financial market parents), who want to go on vacation together to the beach, but can’t afford to. This leads to funny moments as they learn that getting what you want requires hard work and saving – a lesson that’s important for us all!

The book introduces basic financial concepts of working and saving, all complemented by entertaining illustrations. It’s also written in a way that kids can easily relate to.

If your kids are starting to think about the Summer holidays, maybe share this book to get them in the saving mind-set 🌴!

Adventures in Finance with Bull & Bear

Prices on Amazon start from…
UK: £6.00 paperback / £2.95 kindle
US: $7.95 paperback / $4.14 kindle
AUS: $5.09 kindle

Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraodinaire: The Lemonade Escape 🍋

By Ty Allan Jackson

Danny is an 11 year old boy who wants to earn money! After working a bunch of odd jobs, he comes up with his master plan of selling lemonade at the city festival. However the neighbourhood bullies have other plans…

This is a light-hearted and educational book, touching on basic financial principles that include saving, investing, debt and profit. It’s a fun read targeted at middle school aged kids with an entertaining story line that gets these concepts across. Alongside learning about business basics, this entertaining story may even stir your child’s inner entrepreneur.

Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire

Prices on Amazon start from…
UK: £4.73 paperback
US: $7.95 paperback
AUS: $11.50 paperback

The Know-Nonsense Guide to Money: An Awesomely Fun Guide to the World of Finance! 🏦

By Heidi Fiedler

Both kids and parents can learn a lot from this book (I know I did). It goes beyond your basic money, saving and spending, and delves into the world of credit and debit cards, borrowing, currency exchange and even bitcoin!! A modern and up to date guide that truly reflects the world of money now, what may sound like a daunting book actually transforms these topics into concepts that are easy to understand, fun and approachable!

The book is full of clear and simple definitions, funny examples as well as great illustrations that help make the lessons memorable. I’d say this is one for the slightly older kids as the young ones may struggle a bit with the content, but if they’re curious to learn more about the wider world of finance, this one’s for them!

The know-nonsense guide to money

Prices on Amazon start from…
UK: £9.99 hardcover
US: $14.63 hardcover
AUS: $18.33 hardcover

Curious George Saves His Pennies 🐒

By Margaret & H. A. Rey

And last but not least on our ‘money books for kids’ list is this little gem. Curious George Saves His Pennies is for younger kiddos who are starting out with money, and what better way to start those conversations than with everyone’s favourite mischievous monkey, George! This engaging and colourful picture book follows George as he’s saving up for a special red train he wants to buy in store 🚂. He starts to realise it’s going to take much longer than he thought and he’ll need to work for his money.

It’s not just the story which is great, there is an element of maths that forms part of the journey as well. Your kids will be counting along with George to see if he’s got enough, but there are also some extra messages of keeping your money safe as well as generosity and helping others. These are all great lessons we want our kids to learn, and George – whose already popular with the kids – is a great for introducing these topics.

Curious George Saves his Pennies

Prices on Amazon start from…
UK: £3.53 paperback / £2.69 kindle
US: $4.99 paperback / $3.83 kindle
AUS: $8.67 paperback / $4.83 kindle

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