Your kids might not always want to hear your ideas about money, but they need to understand how it works. Here’s a collection of excellent books for children on the subject of money — for everyone from very young children to older kids that can read for themselves.
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It’s never too early to start teaching kids about money. These books for very young children will introduce them to the subject, and give you an opportunity to discuss it on their level.
The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble with Money
One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent
Bunny Money (Max & Ruby)
The Coin Counting Book
Pigs Will Be Pigs
The Berenstain Bears’ Dollars and Sense
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
My roommate and I read this book just because we saw it on the shelves in the library, and we both loved it. A delightful story about cows who understand the principles of collective bargaining.
These books will give your kids a good introduction to the world and money, and provide an opportunity for them to start thinking about the best ways to save and spend.
The Kids Guide to Money Cent$
Money Sense for Kids
The Everything Kids’ Money Book
Not Your Parents’ Money Book
The Secret Life of Money
National Geographic Kids Everything Money
Do your kids think money grows on trees? Well, they probably don’t actually think that, but they may be in the dark when it comes to budgeting. These books will give your child a head start on a life of responsible money management.
I’m Broke! the Money Handbook
Dollars and Sense
Money, Money, Money
Spending and Saving
Do I Need It? or Do I Want It?
No paycheck is ever as exciting as that first dollar you earned as a kid. These books are full of ideas about how even kids can earn money.
Cool Jobs for Super Sales Kids: Ways to Make Money Selling Stuff
Cool Jobs for Kids Who Like Kids: Ways to Make Money Working With Children
Cool Jobs for Young Pet Lovers: Ways to Make Money Caring for Pets
Cool Jobs for Yard-working Kids: Ways to Make Money Doing Yard Work
Cool Jobs for Handy Helpers: Ways to Make Money Doing Home Services
Cool Jobs for Young Entertainers: Ways to Make Money Putting on an Event
The School House Rock Songbook
Really, who doesn’t love School House Rock? Take a minute to enjoy the video — and the song “Dollars and Cents” is included in the School House Rock Songbook.