11 Great Money Stories for Kids

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Kids Money Stories


Teaching kids about money can be likened to a rollercoaster ride, there are plenty of ups and downs, and most certainly a few unexpected twists & turns.  However, the good news is it doesn’t have to be this way!

Using books is one way of engaging kids in learning about money.  It can be fun, thought provoking, and a great way to explore & develop their understanding of one of life’s most important skills.

Here’s just a few of our favourites and they’re not all just about saving, spending & counting money. There’re stories on money & self-esteem, confidence, kidpreneurship, and good old values (personal values that is)

Happy reading!



One Cents, Two Cent, Old Cent, New Cent by Bonnie Worth & Aristides Ruiz

THE CAT IN the Hat puts to rest any notion that money grows on trees in this super simple look at numismatics, the study of money and its history
It’s Not What You’ve Got! Lessons for Kids on Money and Abundance
by Dr Wayne Dyer with Kristina Tracy

Children's earliest thoughts and perceptions about money will last throughout their lives. This beautifully illustrated book includes the concepts of: Money does not define who you are; it doesn't matter what others have, and abundance comes in many forms.
The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble with Money by Stan & Jan Berestain

Brother and Sister Bear think money grows on trees! Not so, says Mama and Papa! Join the little bears as they start their own businesses. They can do anything from walking your pets to serving the best lemonade in town! Along their adventure the Bear children learn a very important lesson about the value of money.
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst & Ray Cruz

Where does money go? Last Sunday, Alexander's Grandma Betty and Grandpa Louie gave him a dollar. And he was rich - Last Sunday that is.
Read about Alexanders adventures & spending from bubble-gum to snake renting, betting to bus tokens and how he tries to save.
Master Money the Millionaire by Allan Ahlberg & Andre Amstutz

Master Money is a very rich little boy indeed. When he's only four years old, he finds buried treasure in his garden. When he's five, he finds buried treasure in the sandpit at school. And, at six, he finds buried treasure on the beach. Master Money is very generous with his money but then Mister Creep the Crook finds him ...
It’s Not Fair! By Caryn Rivadeneira, Isabel Munoz

Misty Martinez wants a new backpack--but she also wants a shiny toy rocketship, and she doesn't have enough money for both. It's not fair! Neither is the man who cuts in line at the store, or the fact that she has to take the bus while her friend gets to ride a shiny car.
It’s Not Fair! teaches kids about money, choices, fairness, and enough.

Curious George Saves His Pennies by Margaret & H A Rey’s

When George decides to save up for that special red train in the toy store, he doesn’t realize how long it will take—or how hard he’ll have to work for his money. Read about George as his adventures to save for the special red train.
The Berenstain Bears’ Piggy Bank Blessings by Stan & Jan Berestain

The Bear cubs like to spend, spend, spend. Will the new piggy bank Mama bought help teach Brother and Sister about saving money?

Just Saving My Money by Mercer Mayer

When Little Critter wants a new skateboard, Dad tells him that he needs to save his own money to buy it! He tries his very best, but soon finds that saving enough for what he wants isn't so easy.

You Wouldn’t Want to Live Without Money by Alex Woolf & David Antram

Money is one of the most important inventions in the history of human civilisation, allowing people to exchange goods and services. This book tells the story of money, from its origins to the rise of the banking system and beyond.

The Berenstain Bears’ Dollars and Sense by Stan & Jan Berenstain

Papa thinks it’s time to teach Brother and Sister how to budget their money, but will the cubs come to understand the value of a dollar, or will their pockets continue to be empty?


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