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Ricky Rocket

A summer reading initiative from Reading Rockets

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Great Fiction & Nonfiction Books

Age Level: 3-6 years old

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Bunny Money

By: Rosemary Wells

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Bunny siblings, Max and Ruby, want to get their grandmother the perfect present. Ruby's full wallet...

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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

By: Simms Taback

Age Level: 3-6 years old

A book bursting at the seams with ingenuity and creative spirit. When Joseph's overcoat becomes "...

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Lemonade in Winter

By: Emily Jenkins

Age Level: 3-6 years old

An entrepreneurial sister and her brother decide to make and sell lemonade on a snowy winter day....

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Money Madness

By: David Adler

Age Level: 3-6 years old

What's all this madness about money? Long ago, people traded rocks or sheep for the items they...

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One Proud Penny

By: Randy Siegel

Age Level: 3-6 years old

The humble and sometimes abused copper penny tells its own story in this humorous combination of...

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Age Level: 6-9 years old

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Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday

By: Judith Viorst

Age Level: 6-9 years old

It's not burning a hole in his pocket, but Alexander can't seem to save the money his grandparents...

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Follow the Money!

By: Loreen Leedy

Age Level: 6-9 years old

The George in this adventure about currency is having a very curious day! After being freshly...

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Lemonade for Sale

By: Stuart Murphy

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Four best friends start a lemonade business and make a bar graph to chart their growing sales....

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One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference

By: Kate Smith Milway

Age Level: 6-9 years old

This fictionalized story of Kojo, a boy from Ghana, who changes his world with a small loan and...

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Sam and the Lucky Money

By: Karen Chin

Age Level: 6-9 years old

It's Chinese New Year's Day and Sam is finally old enough to spend the leisees — the...

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Age Level: 9-12 years old

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Double Fudge

By: Judy Blume

Age Level: 9-12 years old

Money is Fudge's new obsession. From singing about it to making his own "Fudge Bucks,"Peter Hatcher...

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Lawn Boy

By: Gary Paulson

Age Level: 9-12 years old

Learn the beauty of capitalism along with a lawnmower riding preteen. Rich in laughter, this quick...

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Mr. Chickee's Funny Money

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

Age Level: 9-12 years old

Nine-year-old Steven has a quadrillion-dollar bill. Agent Fondoo and the U.S. Treasury Department...

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Rare Beasts

By: Charles Ogden

Age Level: 9-12 years old

To bankroll their future pranks, parentless twins Edgar and Ellen devise an unusual moneymaking...

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The History of Money: From Bartering to Banking

By: Martin Jenkins

Age Level: 9-12 years old

With humorous watercolors, the development of money from pre-historic times to the present is...

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The Story of Money

By: Betsy Maestro

Age Level: 9-12 years old

Get a great overview of the history of money including early trade and barter, the creation of...

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Twenty-Two Cents: Muhammad Yunus and the Village Bank

By: Paula Yoo

Age Level: 9-12 years old

Surrounded by poverty as a child in Bangladesh, Muhammad Yunus was determined to help.He studied...

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