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Books for Ages 3 and Older

The Penny Pot by Stuart J. Murphy and Lynne Woodcock Cravath. HarperCollins, 1998.
Follow along and count coins with Jessie and her friends as they are transformed into a clown, a monster, and more at the face painting booth. With a naughty cat underfoot and festive illustrations by Lynne Cravath, this coin counting story is sure to be a favorite.

26 Letters and 99 Cents by Tana Hoban. Greenwillow Books, 1987.
Clearly shows youngsters how to count by pairing photos of numbers with pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters in a variety of combinations. The book counts by ones from 1 to 30, by fives from 30 to 50, by tens from 50 to 90, culminating in 99.


Books for Ages 4 and Older

Counting Money by Julie Dalton. Children's Press (CT), 2006.
Actively engage young readers, encouraging language development, building fluency, and promoting independent reading. By targeting a skill, like being able to write and speak consonants, young readers are building fundamental reading skills with the help of fun, lively, colorfully illustrated stories.

Kinds of Coins: Learning the Values of Pennies, Nickels, Dimes and Quarters by Carrie Stuart. Rosen Publishing Group, 2003.
Introduces the concept of money along with the values of different coins.

Money by Sara Pistoia. Child's World, 2002.
Introduces the concept of money along with the values of different coins.

The Coin Counting Book by Rozanne Lanczak Williams. Charlesbridge Publishing, 2001.
Simple rhymes and large, clear photographs instruct children in coin denominations, grouping, and counting. The text begins with an introduction to pennies and soon adds nickels and dimes, quarters, and half dollars to show how larger denominations take form. Coins are arranged in sets with visual equations illustrating their mathematical equivalents.

Coin Count-Y: A Bank in a Book by Ikids. Innovative Kids, 1999.
Features a delightful rhyming verse, which takes young readers along the savings path through the Penny Candy Shop, the Five-and-Ten-Cents-Store, and Quarter Quarry, until they complete the journey at Dollar Roundup, and discover the many ways coins add up to dollars. A fun and educational way for children to learn the value of coins as they watch their savings grow!


Books for Ages 5 and Older

My First Book of Money: Counting Coins by Kumon Publishing, 2007.
Using a step-by-step, incremental approach, this workbook introduces children to the concept of money by giving them plenty of practice working with each coin before moving on to the relationships between coins.

Money: Practice Pages and Easy-to-Play Games for Introducing and Counting Coins by Debra Olson Pressnall. Key Education, 2007.
Help students recognize, sort, and count coins. Students learn vocabulary as well as how to order and exchange coins by value, use coins to shop, and solve story problems. Includes reproducible pages, teaching suggestions, a pretest/posttest, fun activities, games, a reproducible parent letter, and more.

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