8 Books That Teach Kids About Money

Welcome to part three of my blog series all about teaching money in the primary classroom! Today I’ll be sharing 8 books that you can use to tie in literature during your money unit. All books are suitable for primary grades.

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Check this post out for 8 books that you can use to tie in literature during your money unit. All books are suitable for primary grades.

1. A Dollar, a Penny, How Much and How Many?

Check this post out for 8 books that you can use to tie in literature during your money unit. All books are suitable for primary grades.

This book by Brian Cleary is perfect when it comes to introducing money. It has fun rhymes that are easy for the kids to relate to and shows different ways to make a dollar.

2. The Coin Counting Book 

Check this post out for 8 books that you can use to tie in literature during your money unit. All books are suitable for primary grades.

The Coin Book is one of my favorites to incorporate during our money unit. I referenced it during my reinforcing money post.  This book introduces coin values and shows you different combinations to represent different values. As you read further along into the book the counting coin value increases. 

3. The Penny Pot

The Penny Pot is part of the Math Start series by Stuart Murphy. This book provides a real life situations while reinforcing concepts about money. It is an easy book for students to relate too. 

4. Once Upon a Dime

Check this post out for 8 books that you can use to tie in literature during your money unit. All books are suitable for primary grades.

Once Upon a Dime by Nancy Allen talks about a farmer who discovers that money grows on trees at his farm. This fun concept provides a great way for students to make connections while learning about money. 

5. Lots and Lots of Coins

Lots and Lots of Coins  by Margarette Reid is about a young boy and his dad’s coin collection. It shares a lot of fun facts about the history of money.


6. Everything Money: National Geographic

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Who doesn’t love National Geographic? Their book titled Everything Money provides amazing photos that teaches children about money from all over the world. 

7. Pigs Will Be Pigs 

Pigs will be Pigs is a funny story about a pig family that wants to go out to eat for dinner. This book provides lots of support for counting coins along with some additional practice that can be found in the back of the book. 

8. Lemonade in Winter

Check this post out for 8 books that you can use to tie in literature during your money unit. All books are suitable for primary grades.

Lemonade in Winter is a cute story about two kids who try to sell lemonade during the middle of winter. This story will teach kids about early business skills along with counting quarters. It is a great addition to any money unit. 

All of these books are perfect for introducing, reinforcing, or reviewing money and financial literacy skills with your students. If you’re looking for any fun & hands-on money activities be sure to check out my 2nd Grade Guided Math Money Unit!

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Check this post out for 8 books that you can use to tie in literature during your money unit. All books are suitable for primary grades.


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