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Children Financial Literacy

Viorst, Judith.
Although Alexander has the best of intentions for the money his grandparents have given him, he finds that saving is not as easy as it seems - especially with all the possibilities he discovers for spending.
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Wells, Rosemary.
Max and Ruby learn the value of money when shopping for a birthday gift for their grandmother. Ruby has her eye on a beautiful music box but Max's sweet tooth and rumbling tummy leave the two with little money left. How will Max and Ruby choose a gift for Grandma after spending most of their money?
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Williams, Vera B.
After a fire destroys all of their furniture, a young girl tells of her hard-working Mother and Grandma saving all of their spare change in a big glass jar. The goal: "When we can't get a single other coin into the jar, we are going to take out all the money and go and buy a chair ... A wonderful, beautiful, fat, soft armchair." A simply-told story of a family's shared determination, optimism and anticipation of a new start.
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Peyo, author, illustrator.
When Papa Smurf falls sick, a smurf must get ingredients for a healing potion with the help of a human friend. At the market, the smurf is introduced to money and decides that it's a great idea to adopt for their village. But for many of the Smurfs, money is more trouble than it's worth especially when Gargamel tries to take advantage of the Smurfs' financial turmoil to try and lure them to be captured.
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Jenkins, Emily, 1967-
Two young siblings decide to open a lemonade stand on a cold and wintry day. After spending all of their money to buy materials they try every trick in the book to sell lemonade and limeade in the middle of winter. Along the way children will learn all about counting, spending and earning, and the risks and rewards that come with starting a business.
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Davies, Jacqueline, 1962-
Two siblings they find themselves at odds over their lemonade stands. Each chapter begins with a business-oriented definition, and the book ends with a poster entitled Ten Tips for Turning Lemons into Loot, demonstrating the basics of entrepreneurship, planning and money management.
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O'Connor, Jane, author.
Fancy Nancy and her best friend Bree try to come up with different ways on how to make money. When things don't work out exactly as planned, Fancy Nancy learns a valuable lesson.
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Milway, Katie Smith, 1960-
A young boy in Ghana figures out how to turn a small loan of one hen into a thriving poultry farm and a livelihood for many. Inspired by true events.
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Manushkin, Fran, author.
Even though Katie's dad works at a bank, she prefers to keep her money in her piggy bank. But what happens when she drops her piggy and it breaks? Katie goes to the bank with her friends JoJo and Pedro, and learns the value of having a place to keep her money.
Gregory, Nan.
Pink stands for everything perfect in the lives of the snooty girls at school who live in houses instead of apartment buildings and have parents who don't drive trucks or clean buildings like Vivi's financially strapped dad and mom. When Vivi spots a "perfect pink" bride doll in a ritzy toy shop, she's determined to make it hers. She embarks on a series of chores to earn money but in a realistic and touching ending, her hard work doesn't pay off in the way she imagined.
Vermond, Kira.
Using odd anecdotes, engaging comics, and a wealth of surprising everyday connections this book helps young readers see and understand cash from an entirely different angle. It explores the many aspects of money, including shopping, credit, and charity, and educates readers about personal finance.
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Braun, Eric, 1971- author.
Readers will be engaged throughout this survival guide on money management, which discusses earning, saving, spending, donating and other essential skills for financial know-how. Extra features include financial scenarios, true success stories from children, and financial tactic boxes that highlight helpful tips, tools, and strategies.
Merrill, Jean.
Sixth-grader Rufus Mayflower doesn't set out to become a millionaire. He just wants to save on toothpaste. Betting he can make a gallon of his own for the same price as one tube from the store, Rufus develops a step-by-step production plan with help from his good friend Kate MacKinstrey. By the time he reaches the eighth grade, Rufus makes more than a gallon -- he makes a million!