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Great Books About "Making Money"

Fiction Books:

Baby-Sitting Is a Dangerous Job
by Willo Davis Roberts
Babysitting is not all watching television and putting the kids to bed-as a babysitter and her three sittees find out when they must outwit a group of bumbling kidnappers. Never has earning a few bucks been so adventurous!

Double Fudge
by Judy Blume
Fudge Hatcher has returned and this time he has money on his mind. When Fudge discovers money and thinks his family doesn't have enough, he comes up with an imaginative way to earn and distribute his own Fudge Bucks.

Money Hungry
by Sharon G. Flake
At 13, Raspberry feels like there are more important things to worry about than money. This all changes when she finds that she and her mother are in danger of losing their home. Now Raspberry's only goal is to make money and keep her family from ever being homeless again.

On the Job (Lizzie McGuire Series #11)
by Lisa Papademetriou, created by Terry Minsky, Nina G. Bargiel
Lizzie McGuire is used to getting what she wants but when her parents refuse to increase her allowance it's financial crisis time! Lizzie decides to get her first job at her favorite hangout, the Digital Bean, and soon realizes that while earning money is great, work can be, well- work!

True Believer
by Virginia Euwer Wolff, Russell Gordon (Illustrator)
Teenager LaVaughn knows what it's like to experience hardship. She lives with her single mother and is constantly surrounded by poverty and violence. LaVaughn knows she has a chance to escape by studying hard and learning the value behind her first job at a children's hospital, which inspires her dream of becoming a nurse.

Non-Fiction

Fast Cash for Kids
by Bonnie J. Drew, Noel Drew
This book offers dozens of moneymaking activities that kids can undertake year-round, a helpful step-by-step business plan, and true-life success stories of young entrepreneurs.

The Kid's Guide to Money: Earning It, Saving It, Spending It, Growing It, Sharing It
by Steve Otfinoski, Kelly Kennedy (Illustrator)
This book explains different ways kids can earn money as well as how to save for a big purchase and how to get the most value for your money.

The Totally Awesome Money Book For Kids
by Adriane G. Berg, Arthur Berg Bochner
Arthur has written this helpful guide to making and managing money specifically for kids like him! With cartoons, drawings, quizzes, games, riddles, stories, and an introduction for parents by Arthur's mom.

Ultimate Kids' Money Book
by Neale S. Godfrey
This book uses illustrations, photographs, charts, and diagrams to explain everything kids need to know about money, including how to earn it, save it, spend it, and share it.

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