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Bunny Money

Bunny Money by Rosemary Wells

(Childrens Fiction) - Max and Ruby spend so much on emergencies while shopping for Grandma's birthday presents, that they just barely have enough money left for gifts.
A Dollar, A Penny, How Much, How Many?

A Dollar, A Penny, How Much, How Many? by Brian Cleary

(Childrens Nonfiction) - With rhyming text, explains the basics of counting and using money, covering the types of bills and coins, the value of each, and how to combine the denominations to buy different items.
Lemonade in Winter

Lemonade in Winter by Emily Jenkins

(Childrens Fiction) - 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.
The Lemonade War

The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davis

(Childrens Fiction) - Evan and his younger sister, Jesse, react very differently to the news that they will be in the same class for fourth grade and as the end of summer approaches, they battle it out through lemonade stands, each trying to be the first to earn 100 dollars. Includes mathematical calculations and tips for running a successful lemonade stand.
Money Madness

Money Madness by David Adler

(Childrens Nonfiction) - This beginning guide to economics will have readers thinking about the purpose, and not just the value, of money. From bartering, early forms of currency, credit cards, and digital payment, here is a clear and thorough introduction to money.
Three Cups

Three Cups by Tony Townsley

(Childrens Fiction) - When he is five years old, a boy's parents start giving him a weekly allowance and promise him that many adventures will follow if he puts it into three different cups. Includes author's notes on teaching children to use money responsibly.