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Best Books About Saving for Kids

Check out our favorite books that are super fun to read and help you learn about saving money.


Are you a big reader who eats books for breakfast? Awesome!

Wanna learn how to make the most of your money? G-R-E-A-T!

We’ve got a reading challenge for you!! On this list, you’ll find the best books about savings for savvy kids just like you. Kids who are going places, because they’re smart and they know that it’s never too early to learn about money!

These aren’t just books that you read and put back on the shelves, though. These are books that actually teach you how you can save, invest, and grow your money. So keep ‘em handy, because you’ll want to read them over and over again.

Ready to check them out? Our list includes some books for different ages and interests. Find your faves, add them to your wish list, or borrow them from your local library. And once you get your hands on them, remember to actually use what you learn to kickstart your savings.

For Kids Ages 2-5 

Waiting Is Not Easy – If you’re a fan of Elephant & Piggie, you’ll love this funny book about saving. Nobody said it would be easy, but when these besties manage to be patient they get a big reward at the end. And the best thing about this book is that it’s not even about money!

Why we love this book:

  • Silly and serious at the same time
  • Easy to read speech bubbles
  • Hilarious jokes

Save It! (A Moneybunny Book) – Saving your money can feel great. Really! Don’t believe us? Just ask Honey, the Moneybunny who makes her dreams come true all on her own. And if you like this one, check out the other two books in the series: Earn It! and Spend It!

Why we love this book:

  • Adorable characters
  • Cute print
  • You can collect the whole series

For Kids Ages 6-9

The Savings Squirrel – Got a goal you wanna save for? Take a cue from these smart squirrels. Just like real squirrels do in nature, Andy and Quincy stash their cash. With time, their money grows and these furry friends always have money for the things you want or need.

Why we love this book:

  • Good to read with grown ups
  • Explains what happens with savings over time
  • Website has printable activities

For Kids Ages 9-12

Growing Money – How many times have you heard a grown-up say that money doesn’t grow on trees? But have they ever told you how you can make your money grow? With this book, you can learn exactly how to grow your money by saving and investing. All in kid-friendly language that won’t put you to sleep. 

Why we love this book:

  • Perfect for tweens
  • Uses modern examples
  • Great intro to the stock market

Investing for Kids – If your piggy bank’s full, it’s time to move your money somewhere else. But where’s that? Mr. Finance and Investing Woman are the money superheroes that’ll teach you where. With great illustrations and straightforward lessons, you’ll start to find the investments that are right for you. 

Why we love this book:

  • Bright illustrations
  • Includes glossary
  • Great for adults, too

For Young Entrepreneurs

Make Your Own Money: How Kids Can Earn It, Save It, Spend It, and Dream Big with Danny Dollar, the King of Cha-Ching – Are you saving up to start your own business? Or do you already have one and need tips on what to do with your money? Then this is the book for you. The money savvy kid who wants to take it to the next level.

Why we love this book:

  • Empowers kids to dream big
  • Talks about the importance of giving back to the community
  • Great for social entrepreneurs

Kid Start-Up: How YOU Can Be an Entrepreneur – You’ve got big goals and you’re not too young to make them happen. With this book to guide you, you can become a founder today. Just like this book’s famous authors, or the owner of the convenience store around the corner.

Why we love this book:

  • Full of practical ideas
  • Motivates readers to get started
  • Helps set goals

Best Activity Books

Kid’s Activity Book on Money and Finance – Looking for an exciting way to learn about saving, growing your money, and planning for the future? Check out this entertaining activity book! It’s filled with quizzes, puzzles, and lots of activities for hours of fun.

Why we love this book:

  • Good for road trips and travel
  • Helps make smart money choices
  • Includes rhymes and quizzes

The Everything Kids’ Money Book: Earn it, Save it, and watch it grow! – 30 puzzles and lots of good info make this book a must-have for your library. It includes some really cool lessons on the different ways to make your money grow and use technology to manage it.

Why we love this book:

  • Talks about saving and spending
  • Focuses on ways to make money grow
  • Good mix of activities and fun facts

Of course, these books are only the beginning of your money library! Keep checking back, because we love to add more kids’ books to our lists.

And if you’re into playing (who isn’t, right?!), take a look at our favorite games for kids to learn about savings. It includes lots of toys, board games, and ideas for you and your friends to have fun!

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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: March 21, 2022