Financial Literacy Books for Kids and Adults

Books for Kids:

A Chair for My Mother, by Vera B. Williams

A Smart Girl’s Guide to Money, by Nancy Holyoke

Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday, by Judith Viorst

Amelia Bedelia Means Business, by Herman Parish

Arthur’s Funny Money, by Lillian Hoban

Bunny Money, by Rosemary Wells

Curious George Saves His Pennies, by H. A. Rey 

Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy Seeks a Fortune, by Jane O’Connor

How to Turn $100 into $1,000,000: Earn! Save! Invest! by James McKenna, Jeannine Glista, et al.

Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money, by Emily Jenkins

Lily Learns about Wants and Needs, by Lisa Bullard

One Cent, Two Cent, Three Cent, New Cent, by Bonnie Worth

The Squirrel Manifesto, by Ric and Jean Edelman

The Wrong Shoes: A Book About Money and Self-Esteem (Generous Kids), by Caryn Rivadeneira


Books for Parents:

*Raising Financially Aware Kids, by Sara Allison, MBA and Jonathan Knapp, MBA, CFP®

(*Corsalus has a limited amount of free copies of this book that we are happy to give you. Please contact for more information).

The First National Bank of Dad: A Foolproof Method for Teaching Your Kids the Value of Money, by David Owen

The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money, by Ron Lieber

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not, by Robert T. Kiyosaki and Zack Bowman


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