New Books about Financial Literacy

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With the new BCEdPlan including Financial Literacy from K-9 we thought that it would be prudent to add into Overdrive some great books to help you with meeting these Learning Standards.

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Entrepreneurship: Create Your Own Business with 25 Projects (Grades 4-6)

From the early days of traders and trappers to today’s global online marketplace, business is the glue that holds our world together. In Entrepreneurship: Create Your Own Business, children learn what it takes to transform a great idea into their own new business. Through plenty of hands-on activities, art and history meet economics and math while young readers gain a solid understanding of how a business works.
Kids use familiar resources to develop a business idea of their own, create a presentation for potential investors, and utilize basic cost and price analysis worksheets. The skills they learn by writing a business plan, creating a prototype of an item to sell, designing packaging, and finding ways to advertise their products translate into language, math, and problem-solving skills that are relevant across all subjects. Cartoon illustrations, fun facts, and interviews with successful entrepreneurs make Entrepreneurship entertaining and informative. Supplemental materials include a glossary, list of resources, and an index.

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Explore Money with 25 Great Projects (Grades 3-4)

In Explore Money! With 25 Great Projects, money is more than something to earn, save, and spend. It’s an opportunity to explore history, art, science, economics, and math! While checking out the change in their pockets and bills from their banks, young readers search for hidden treasures, learn how money can multiply, and see how countries keep their currency secure. Very large and very small numbers take on a new relevance when seen through the lens of money.
Using familiar materials found in the home or classroom, young readers explore the cultural aspect of money as well as its physical properties, discovering how these properties have affected business and global relationships throughout history. Kids experiment with various substances to clean coins, scientifically test coin components, design their own currency, and plan how to allocate their own money. Understanding the whats, whys, and hows of currency helps children achieve financial literacy and establish a strong foundation for a healthy, life-long relationship with money.

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Kids Making Money (Grades K-3)

Kids Making Money introduces children to the different ways adults earn money from jobs and helps them think about age-appropriate jobs kids can do too.

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Saving for the Future (Grades K-3)

Saving for the Future helps children see the benefits of saving a portion of money earned. The book addresses the concepts of needs and wants.

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Sharing with Others (Grades K-3)

Sharing with Others explains the values of charity and sharing one’s earnings and time. The book helps young children see the benefits of sharing their time and money.

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Starting Your Own Business (Grades 4-8)

Do you have a great idea? Do you think customers would pay to buy your product or service? Read this book to learn more about starting your own business and why good math skills are necessary if you want to make your business a success.

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Super Smart Shopping (Grades K-3)

Super-Smart Shopping models different ways children can help their families make good decisions when shopping and develop skills to be a smart consumer.

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The Teens Ultimate Guide to Making Money When You Can’t Get a Job (8-12)

Whether it was in a department store, fast-food chain, or kiosk in the mall, everyone remembers his or her first job—even more so, you probably remember that first paycheck. But with the current job crisis, it has become harder and harder to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Now more than ever, it has become necessary to think outside the box to reel in the dough.

Making money is about making smart decisions. The Teen’s Ultimate Guide to Making Money When You Can’t Get a Job will put you on the right track to start earning your spending money, even if you cannot land a traditional first job. You will learn how to start exploring other options, such as pet sitting, babysitting, and tutoring. You will also grasp just how to leverage the Internet to help you make money by taking paid surveys, blogging, or even teaching your parents and their friends how to use social networks. Most importantly, you will discover how to take your hobbies and turn them into your personalized income generator.

This book not only covers how to make that money, but it also teaches you how to save it and how to make it grow, presented specifically with teenagers in mind. You will learn which credit cards are the best when you are first starting out. You will learn how to set (and stick to) a budget to help save for something you really want, whether it is for a car or your college education.

This book contains inspiring stories from young adults just like you who have found self-employment a boon in a tough economy and are flourishing despite the tough times. If you have been hitting the pavement but are coming up short in the job department, all is not lost. With The Teen’s Ultimate Guide to Making Money When You Can’t Get a Job in your back pocket, you can start making money on your own without having to depend on your parents’ finances.

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Tom’s New Business (Grades K-3)

Tom needs to earn money to buy a new bike, so he starts his own dog-walking business. This funny story shows that walking dogs can be harder than it sounds.

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What is Money? (Grades 1-4)

What is Money? is Etan Boritzer’s 8th title in the best selling What is? book series on Life Concepts on character education and social issues. What is Money? opens up discussion for children on issues of financial responsibility, both practical and ethical. Encouraging children to learn about and understand the true value of one of man’s most intriguing inventions, What is Money? is a way to examine the history of money, as well as the realistic applications and moral questions associated with its use. With many questions and some gentle suggestions, the author attempts to let children develop their own answers and facilitate their own analytical thinking in exploring this most basic and intrinsic mode of human exchange.

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