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Best Books About Money Management for Kids

Check out our favorite books about managing your money at a young age and building smart financial habits for the future.


Who said reading about money management is only for adults or must be boring? Hold that yawn! We’ve got a list of kid-approved page-turners that’ll turn you into a money management whiz. All while having fun and getting some laughs, too. But do you know what the best part is? The money skills you learn from these books will last you a lifetime.

Check out this list of amazing books about money management. For more advice on this topic, head over to our main page on learning about money management for kids! And for more fun books to read, check out our main kids’ money book library!

For Kids Ages 6-8

If You Made a Million is the story of a fun mathematical magician, Marvelosissimo, who is ready to teach you all about earning, investing, and even growing your money! It includes plenty of exciting ideas on how you can earn money of your own, too. 

Curious About Money is a must-have for learning the different types of currency used throughout history. From seashells to paper bills, credit cards, and even bitcoin! You’ll also learn how to write and cash a check, which is a super important life skill.

Would you like to afford what you want when you want it? Money Talks: The Beginners Guide To Investing For Kids will help you understand how to save, invest, and manage your money. But you can’t just splurge all your money; you’ve got big goals to reach! So, if you’re a business-minded kid, this book is definitely for you.

A Boy, A Budget, and A Dream is all about budgeting and learning to spend money wisely. The main characters, Joey and her sister Kass, will take you on fun adventures. They’ll help make sure you learn how to be responsible with money and use it well.

Have you ever heard that time flies when you’re having fun? This is what happens with One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent: All About Money. The Cat in the Hat will teach you the history of money and banks in fun and hilarious ways. Before you know it, you’ll reach the end of the book and you’ll wanna read it all over again.

Arthur’s Funny Money is a classic for learning simple business concepts. Arthur and his sister Violet will show you what money is and how to make it. For fun hands-on learning, you’ll have a chance to practice counting money!

Money Plan takes you grocery shopping with Mia and her mommy. When Mia finds her favorite treat, she gets a full lesson on budgeting, saving, and working hard! If you like rhymes, you’ll really enjoy this book. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself singing money rhymes when you least expect it!

My Money Bunnies: Fun Money Management For Kids will teach you to save money for big dreams while keeping money to spend on amazing experiences. You’ll go on fun adventures with Sophie, have a good time, and learn every step of the way!

Investing For Kids: 51 Ways To Make Money, Save and Invest By Teaching Kids About Money is full of examples and tips to manage money successfully. You’ll also find plenty of advice for investing your money in your future education and other important goals!  

For Kids Ages 9-12

Wanna know how to earn, save, invest and earn interest with your money? Check out The Everything Kids’ Money Book. This is a great option for big kids like you, who are starting to do more with money and curious about how to make the most out of financial tools.

Show Me the Money: Big Questions About Finance will answer the hundreds of questions you have about money. It’ll also show you how the financial, business, and economic sectors of our society work. It’s diagrams and illustrations that make difficult concepts easier to understand.

Ever dreamed of becoming a millionaire? You can make your dream come true with How to Turn $100 into $1,000,000. Of course, you can’t just read it. You have to follow the advice and put this book’s three key principles of money into action: make it, save it and invest it! 

The fun characters in Money Ninja will keep you glued to this book! You’ll learn how to spend your budget right, make it grow, and even donate some of it to the causes you care about. If you get hooked on this book, you’ll be happy to hear that it’s part of a book series. So, you can keep reading and learning from these amazing characters.

With Money Math: Addition and Subtraction you’ll learn about the presidents on each American coin and bill, all while you also get to practice your addition and subtraction skills. By the end of this book, you’ll be a master in counting change, so you always feel confident when you go to the store.

In Finance 101 for Kids, you’ll learn various topics, including how money started, how to earn and make money, what credit is, and what currencies and foreign exchanges are. It’s written in a very easy-to-understand way with lots of real-life examples, so you can use your knowledge in everyday life.

If you want to go beyond the basics of money and start figuring out how to make it grow, Rock, Brock, and the Savings Shock is exactly what you are looking for. Rock and Brock are twins with very different approaches to life. Their grandpa gives them $1 for ten consecutive weeks. Brock ends up with more than $500 and Rock with $0. Are you wondering what happened? Go ahead and read this book!

In Investing for Kids: How to Save, Invest and Grow Money, you’ll meet the astounding Dollar Duo―Mr. Finance and Investing Woman. They’ll explain what stocks and bonds are, how you can invest in them, and how they can help you build your wealth. These are definitely the kind of superheroes that can help you become super successful!

Mansa’s Little Reminders: Scratching the Surface of Financial Literacy is packed with the fun adventures of Mansa and her curious friend Mark. This book will teach you important money concepts and how to make money. It’s a great reference book to go back to every time you need to brush up on your financial knowledge.

Are you ready to go beyond the basics of money? Heads Up Money will teach you supply and demand, free trade, globalization, and financial crises. Perfect for any young economist! It’s packed with colorful graphics and charts that make reading even more interesting.

Rethink Money for Children and Teens is all about the money skills you need to manage money as a kid and master money as an adult! You’ll learn to create, save and grow more money. Plus, this book will introduce you to the concept of “inequality” and show you the importance of giving to those who need it most.

Are you excited to learn about money management now? We told you it could be fun! So go ahead and get these books on your shelves. But remember, you gotta crack them open and put their lessons to good use. The earlier you start managing your money, the more of it you’ll have when you’re an adult.

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: March 21, 2022