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Money is a big topic for kids of all ages. That’s why there are so many books about it! We’ve recommended a bunch of great books all across our articles. But if you’re looking for the ultimate compilation of money books for kids, you’ve come to the right place. These are all our favorites, so you can dive right in and become a junior money whiz. Enjoy!

Best Books About Making Money 

Learning all about money starts with making your own dough – even when you’re a kid. Looking for ideas to start? The following books are just what you need.

For Kids 4-8

If you want to be rich one day, you should read If You Made a Million today. As Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician knows, earning money is a big deal and what you do with the money once you have it is also important!

If earning money makes you feel proud, you’ll really connect with Ella Earns Her Own Money. This girl is a money-making machine who’s not afraid to do whatever it takes. She’s got her eyes set on a new soccer ball and she’s determined to find a way to buy it.

An apple isn’t only an apple. It’s a way to make money, and Apple Farmer Annie knows it! If anyone’s ever told you that money doesn’t grow on trees, this book will challenge that idea!

Kids who love stories will enjoy The Ant and the Grasshopper, a classic fable about the value of hard work. When you put effort into your projects and stay focused, you can achieve your money goals!

Little techies who want to solve the world’s biggest problems will feel inspired by Jasmine Launches a Startup. This kidpreneur’s is all about teamwork, overcoming problems, and figuring out a way to do good.

Love pets? Want to make money? You’ve got to check out Lulu Walks the Dogs. But it’s not all tail-wagging fun in this book. Things get tough for Lulu, but she keeps working hard to reach her goals.

Money and laughter come together in How the Second Grade Got $8,205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty – the hilarious story about ambitious kids who work together to make their dream class trip a reality.

Are you always coming up with new business ideas but don’t do anything about it? Then you’ll love reading Isabel’s Car Wash. She’s a kid just like you, and she finds a way to start her own business. Let her story inspire you to make it happen, too!

For Kids 9-12

If you want more real-life money-making ideas, take a look at Heads Up Money. It’s filled with easy-to-understand graphics and concepts that help you learn all the basics on how to make your own money.

Got ambitions? Get yourself How to Turn $100 into $1,000,000 right now! The ideas are endless in this book that’s full of strategies and financial facts that’ll set you up for success.

For kids who are into video production and social media, we love How to Start a YouTube Channel. It’s the step-by-step guide written by a YouTuber who’s walked the walk. Plus, it also includes tips from other pros so you can turn your talent into money!

Let the summer money-making adventures begin with Lawn Boy and the sequel, Lawn Boy Returns. You’ll love reading all about this boy’s adventures and how he uses his grandpa’s old lawnmower to start a profitable business, learn about marketing, and even become kind of famous.

Jumping on a great business opportunity is what Greg Kenton does in Lunch Money, the inspiring chapter book about unlikely partnerships and brilliant ideas that’ll show you just how fun money can be.

Tween drama? Check. Witty jokes? Check. Math and business lessons that don’t suck? Check. We’re talking about The Lemonade War, of course. It’s a funny story about siblings who don’t get along, but come together to make money and help their business succeed.

If you’re a little more serious about your money-making mission, check out Beyond the Lemonade Stand: 10 Steps to Starting Your First Business. It’s the step-by-step guide to launching a grown-up business for big kids.

When you need a confidence booster, reach for Think Like a Boss Kids Edition. It’s packed with business mindset lessons, money-making ideas, and tips to manage the cash you earn.

Casual reading gets serious, with A Smart Girl’s Guide: Money – a fun read that’s full of practical advice and business ideas. It also gives you access to free templates that’ll help you create your own cards, flyers, and other business materials to help you get started the right way.

Most kids don’t have tons of cash to invest in a business, but Better Than a Lemonade Stand! helps you find ways to earn money. Plus, it offers tips to get your first clients, develop great products or services, and grow your business. Its method is perfect for serial entrepreneurs who want to learn a system to make any business idea come true.

Everyone wants to make money quickly, right? That’s why you need Fast Cash for Kids and pick one of its 101 money-making projects. Before you know it, you’ll be earning the big bucks!

Best Books About Managing Money & Budgeting

Once you’ve got cash on hand, you gotta know what to do with it. That’s where money management and budgeting enter the picture. And our favorite books are here to make it fun for you!

For Kids Ages 4-8

Curious About Money answers all your questions about what money is and how it’s used, so you can learn how to manage it. From seashells to paper bills, credit cards, and even bitcoin! This is a book that’s filled with important skills to help you use money wisely.

If you want to manage your money, the first step is to count, add it up, and make change. Thanks to The Penny Pot, this is an easy and fun lesson to learn! This book’s got some interesting stories and great illustrations to keep you learning and laughing.

If you want to make your money grow, start reading Money Talks: The Beginners Guide To Investing For Kids. It’s an introduction to managing your money the right way and making it work for you.

Do you have a dream and want to make it happen? So does the main character in A Boy, A Budget, and A Dream. In this book, he figures out a way to use spend his money right so it can help him accomplish his dreams. Will you do the same?

The Cat in the Hat will teach you the history of money and make you laugh in One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent: All About Money. It’s the type of book that you’ll wanna read over and over again.

Managing your money starts with counting and practice. So, we just had to include Arthur’s Funny Money book on this list. It’s a total classic that’ll teach you simple business concepts in a fun way.

Ever seen your parents take a list to the grocery store? That’s part of having a Money Plan, just Mia and her mom. And the grocery store is a great way to go on a money adventure, where you’ll learn all about budgeting, saving, and working hard.

Sure, you think bunnies are cute. But what do they have to do with money? Well, hop on to find out with My Money Bunnies: Fun Money Management For Kids. You’ll be surprised by how much this book can teach you and how fun it is!

No two twins are the same, even when it comes to money! That’s what happens in Rock, Brock, and the Savings Shock when their grandpa gives them $1 for ten consecutive weeks but one ends up rich and the other’s broke by the end of the book.

The complete money lessons in Investing For Kids will teach you how to make money and manage it. It’s filled with examples and useful tips so you can feel in control of your money after you earn it.

Pigs Will Be Pigs, but this doesn’t mean they can’t change their money ways. After a tough lesson, this pig family learns how to manage their budget and you can too! This book includes a menu at the end, so you can order different items and manage your money.

If you dream of having a business one day, check out Business Basics For Kids: Learn with Lemonade Stand: Profit and Loss. Start young and you’ll have all the knowledge you need to grow a successful company!

Here’s another fun one for future business owners: Grandpa’s Fortune Fables: Fun stories to teach kids about money. It helps you make the right spending decisions and look after your money wisely.

For Kids Ages 9-12

When you’re a little older, you’re ready for more advanced money lessons. That’s what you’ll find in The Everything Kids’ Money Book, an introduction to financial tools that you’ll always be able to use.

You’re a big kid and you’ve got big question about money. All the answers are in Show Me the Money: Big Questions About Finance. But don’t worry, when the concepts get a little more complex this book’s got kid-friendly illustrations to make it easy to understand.

Money Ninja is for kids who wanna master money. Is that you? Great! You’ll enjoy learning how to budget, make your money grow, and even donate some of it to the causes you care about.

Ever noticed the presidents in each American coin and bill? Learn all about ‘em in Money Math: Addition and Subtraction! It’s a great book to polish your math skills, count change, and boost your confidence.

In Finance 101 for Kids: Money Lessons Children Cannot Afford to Miss get a full lesson on money. If this is your favorite subject, dive right in and learn how to manage your money with practical everyday lessons for financially-savvy kids.

Meet the Dollar Duo: Mr. Finance and Investing Woman, your guides to Investing for Kids: How to Save, Invest and Grow Money. By learning what stocks and bonds are, you can manage your money and build your wealth.

On Your Mark, Get Set, INVEST is written by Luke Villermin and is a great book to learn about “buy and hold” investing and building smart investing habits.

You don’t need to be a financial expert when you’re a kid. Take the wisdom from Mansa’s Little Reminders and start your journey to a life of financial literacy. With this book’s important lessons on managing money, you’ll set solid foundations for life.

Rethink Money for Children and Teens takes a fresh approach to money lessons. It’s everything you need to know about managing money as a kid, so you can grow your money as an adult. 

If you’re into business, you’ll need to learn how to manage your company’s money. Entrepreneur Kids: All About Money has a ton of lessons, stories, and activities to teach you key concepts of entrepreneurship and business management.

Best Books About Saving Money

Everyone knows that saving is important. But why? We won’t tell you. Instead, we’ll let you read all about it in these fun books that’ll make you want to open a savings account today.

For Kids Ages 4-8 

Elephant & Piggie have done it again in Waiting Is Not Easy, an entertaining book about saving. If these besties want to get a big reward at the end, they’ll have to be patient. Think they’ll manage to do it?

Save It! (A Moneybunny Book) will show you why saving your money can feel great, because it’s the secret to making your dreams come true. Once you’ve read this one, you’ll want to get the other books in the series: Earn It!, Spend It!, and Give It!

Want to spend a fun family afternoon? You’ll enjoy hours of fun with Kyng & Kyren’s Generational Wealth Building Activity Book. Mazes, crossword puzzles, and coloring are only the beginning of fun money lessons for kids and parents.

The Savings Squirrel is smart and money-savvy. That’s how they get their money to grow over time, and so can you! Stash your cash and you’ll always have money saved up for the future.

Forget about the Three Little Pigs! The Four Money Bears are here to teach you all about savings with smart money lessons that you’ll always remember. At the end of this book, you can create your own budget to make saving money a priority.

Saving Savannah is great with money, but then trouble comes her way when she goes to the mall with Spending Spencer. Will she make saving a priority? Find out more in Savannah’s Savings Jar, a story about learning from your money mistakes.

For Kids Ages 9-12

Growing Money takes the mystery out of finance, so you can learn all about saving, investing, and multiplying your money. All in kid-friendly language that’ll make you excited about finance!

Are you saving up to start your own business?  It’s time to crack open Make Your Own Money: How Kids Can Earn It, Save It, Spend It, and Dream Big with Danny Dollar, the King of Cha-Ching so you can take your money to the next level. You can do it, and this book will teach you how!

Want to be the richest kid on the block? The Rich Pre-Teen is the book for you. It’ll teach you how to save and multiply it, so you can make good money decisions from an early age.

So, you listened to your parents and saved your money. Now what? It’s time to invest those savings and make them grow with Money Talks. Investing doesn’t have to be complicated. It can even be fun if you learn with this book!

If you’re the hands-on type, you’ll have a blast with the activities in The Young Investor. Its projects and activities are the best way to learn about the different ways to make your money grow in today’s world.

Best Books About Sharing

Part of learning about money is discovering the joy of sharing it. Yes, it’s not always easy. But sharing is important and it feels great. Don’t take our word for it, check out these books and you’ll find out why.

For Kids 5 to 8

The Rainbow Fish is one of those books that you’ll always remember. Just like you’ll always remember the feeling of sharing and making others feel great by working together.

Another one that talks about the power of community is Stone Soup, the unforgettable story about putting your resources together to benefit each other.

Maddi’s Fridge isn’t always full. But a good friend always knows how to help and make the people they care about feel great. And that’s what sharing is all about.

What Is Given From the Heart is as valuable as money. That’s the lesson in this book, a beautiful reminder that there are always ways to help those in need.

If you think you’re too young to make a difference, check out Olivia’s Birds: Saving the Gulf. Talk about caring about a cause so much that you don’t let your limitations stop you!

Do you have strong feelings about the homeless crisis? You can help! For inspiration, read You and Me and Home Sweet Home and learn more about what Habit for Humanity does to make a difference in communities like yours.

Sophie’s Lovely Locks are getting a little unruly. But there are lots of girls out there who’d love to have hair like hers. That’s when Sophie realizes what’s the right thing to do.

There are times when you’ve got lots to share with others, and then there are moments when others are there to share with you. Malina’s Jam is all about the power of generosity and building community.

Do you care about something so much that you want to start a movement? That’s exactly what happened in Make a Stand, the true story of how a small moment sparked huge change.

The Giving Tree is kindness at its best. A strong message of gratitude and giving without expecting anything in return.

Working together and making someone else happy is a beautiful lesson in A Chair for My Mother. It’s all about not giving up, even after something bad happens.

For Kids 8 to 14

Looking for an exciting adventure and a funny spin on sharing? Look no further than King Flashypants and the Evil Emperor, a silly story of chocolate, snappy crocodiles, and clever sharing.

Warren & Dragon Volcano Deluxe starts with confusion about fundraising that turns into a great opportunity to help the children’s hospital. In this chapter book about siblings working together, laughter and hard work are all for a good cause.

There’s a lot kids can do to change the world, and The Kid’s Guide to Service Projects has over 500 ideas for you! With this guide, you can make a real difference.

Inspired by a true story, One Hen is a lesson on the power of micro-lending. For Kojo, a boy from Ghana, it all started with a hen that he bought after his father passed away. After a year of hard work, his hen turned into a flock of 25 and a bright future for Kojo and his family.

When it comes to sharing, knowledge is power, and How to Make a Better World is filled with useful info to help you create change in yourself, your community, humanity, and the environment.

Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change is for all those kids who’ve ever wondered how others make a difference. It’ll leave you feeling that if others can do it, you can too. So, go out there and make change happen!

Future social justice warriors are made today. In Start Now! You Can Make a Difference, you can start developing your inner activist. Pick a project that inspires you and get started. 

The Giving Book includes activities, stories, and journaling to help you share your gifts with the world. You’ve got skills and creativity. Now, all you need is this book to get your projects going and help others.

Books on Allowances

If your parents have entrusted you with an allowance, your job is to use the money wisely. But don’t sweat it, there are books out there to help you do just that. And these are some of our top picks!

When you first get your allowance, your parents may want to make sure you know what to do with it. The Kids’ Allowance Book is a great read for both you and your parents!

Now, it’s time to track your money and we’ve got two ledgers to help you do just that: the Kids Allowance Ledger and the Cool Piggy Bank Ledger. These tools help you figure out the best way to spend your money, so you can plan ahead and reach your goals.

Another useful way to manage your allowance is with the Give, Spend, Save Cash Envelopes. They keep your money organized and protected at home or on the go. Plus, this kit includes cards to help you understand why each category is important to your financial education.

Build Your Money Library

With so many recommendations, you could fill up your whole room with money books! Be sure to read them, put their lessons to good use, and keep checking back for new suggestions. We’re always reading and on the lookout for new books that’ll make money lessons fun for kids of all ages.

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About the Author

Lucia Caldera

Lucia Caldera is a writer who specializes in personal finance. Her goal is to create approachable content that sparks financial wellness and unlocks personal growth. Lucia's work reflects her passion for financial education as the key to reducing the wealth gap for future generations.

Last updated on: September 23, 2022