Financial Literacy for Kids

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Maribeth Boelts, Noah (Noah Z.) Jones
Description: Ruben feels like he is the only kid without a bike. His friend Sergio reminds him that his birthday is coming, but Ruben knows that the kinds of birthday gifts he and Sergio receive are not the same. After all, when Ruben's mom sends him to Sonny's corner store for groceries, sometimes she doesn't have enough money for everything on the list. So when Ruben sees a dollar bill fall out of someone's purse, he picks it up and puts it in his pocket. But when he gets home, he discovers it's not one dollar or even five or ten--it's a hundred-dollar bill, more than enough for a new bike just like Sergio's. But what about the crossed-off groceries? And what about the woman who lost her money?
Call Number: E Boe
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2022
Martha Maker
Description: "Maddie, Sam, Emily, and Bella have been busy at their craft clubhouse--so busy, in fact, that their supplies are starting to dwindle. It's time to stock up! In order to add a little money to their piggy bank, the friends decide to combine their skills and create their own business: an agua fresca stand! But something's not quite right. While the stand looks fabulous, the agua fresca is...not. Can these crafty kids save their business before it's too late?" --Back cover.
Call Number: J FIC Mak
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 6, 2022
Mark Hoffmann
Description: Birdie wants a very expensive soccer ball but has no money, so she starts selling dirt and learns some important lessons along the way.
Call Number: E Hof
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2022
Emily Jenkins, G. Brian Karas
Description: Pauline and her brother John-John set up a stand to sell lemonade, limeade, and lemon-limeade one cold, wintry day, then try to attract customers as Pauline adds up their earnings.
Call Number: E Jen
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2022
Troy Wilson, Josh Holinaty
Description: When his twin older brothers are too busy working at competing lemonade stands and will not let him help, Liam does odd jobs around the neighborhood to earn money.
Call Number: E Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2022
Cinders McLeod
Description: With advice from her father, Honey saves her allowance to buy a playhouse in which she can get privacy from her five loud, bouncy siblings.
Call Number: E McL
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2022
Steve Light
Description: A peg-legged youngster uses his bartering skills to trade for sails, anchors, a ship's wheel and other necessary supplies to fix their ship and make a friend in the process.
Call Number: E Lig
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2022
Oge Mora
Description: When the aroma of Omu's homemade stew fills the air, her neighbors arrive, one by one, for a taste until all is gone except for her generous spirit.
Call Number: E Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2022
Mark Pett
Description: A wordless picture book in which a girl sees a bicycle she wants to buy, works hard for a kindly neighbor to earn the money for it, then gets a pleasant surprise.
Call Number: E Pet
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2022
Michele Cagan, Elisabeth Lariviere
Description: This illustrated beginner's guide to personal finance distills essential information into small, easy-to-follow steps to help you get your finances in order. You will learn the skills you need to make good financial decisions and grow your personal wealth. Full of colorful descriptions organized in an easy-to-read format, this book contains infographics such as: Choosing your bank; Building an emergency fund; Choosing a financial planner; Where your money is going; What not to buy; Health insurance; Property insurance; What federal taxes pay for. With the help of this guide, you'll learn how to make good investments, save for big things like a house, college tuition, or budget.
Call Number: 332.024 Cag
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 6, 2022
Jamie Kyle McGillian
Description: Introduces how to manage money, from earning an allowance to budgeting to saving for college.
Call Number: J 332.024 McG
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 6, 2022
Grace Lin
Description: "Olivia and Mei have two cups of cocoa and three big marshmallows. Olivia gets one marshmallow, and Mei gets one marshmallow. How will they share the last one? Engages young children in the math of sharing equally"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: BB Lin
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2022
Meg Medina, Claudio Muñoz
Description: Tia Isa and her niece try to save enough money to buy a car to take the whole family to the beach.
Call Number: E Med
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2022
Jamie L. B. Deenihan, Lorraine Rocha
Description: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. In this imaginative take on that popular saying, a child is surprised (and disappointed) to receive a lemon tree from Grandma for her birthday. After all, she DID ask for a new gadget! But when she follows the narrator's careful--and funny--instructions, she discovers that the tree might be exactly what she wanted after all. This clever story, complete with a recipe for lemonade, celebrates the pleasures of patience, hard work, nature, community ... and putting down the electronic devices just for a while.
Call Number: E Dee
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2022
Eve Bunting, Lauren Castillo
Description: Callie and her family are moving from their house to an apartment, so they're having a yard sale. It can be hard to let things go, but in the end, it's who you have - not what you have - that counts.
Call Number: E Bun
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2022
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A Bike Like Sergio's
Maribeth Boelts, Noah (Noah Z.) Jones
E Boe
The Girl And The Bicycle
Mark Pett
E Pet
Breaking The Piggy Bank
Martha Maker
J FIC Mak
The Infographic Guide To Personal Finance : A Visual Reference For Everything You Need To Know
Michele Cagan, Elisabeth Lariviere
332.024 Cag
Dirt Cheap
Mark Hoffmann
E Hof
The Kids' Money Book : Earning, Saving, Spending, Investing, Donating
Jamie Kyle McGillian
J 332.024 McG
Lemonade In Winter : A Book About Two Kids Counting Money
Emily Jenkins, G. Brian Karas
E Jen
The Last Marshmallow
Grace Lin
BB Lin
Liam Takes A Stand
Troy Wilson, Josh Holinaty
E Wil
Tìa Isa Wants A Car
Meg Medina, Claudio Muñoz
E Med
Save It! : A Moneybunny Book
Cinders McLeod
E McL
When Grandma Gives You A Lemon Tree
Jamie L. B. Deenihan, Lorraine Rocha
E Dee
Swap!
Steve Light
E Lig
Yard Sale
Eve Bunting, Lauren Castillo
E Bun
Thank You, Omu!
Oge Mora
E Mor