Teaching your kids about money is one of the most important things that a parent can teach a child, but it is quite often overlooked. It seems to me that a lot of parents simply expect their kids to automatically know how to create a budget or how to build an emergency fund. It’s almost like people think that children are born with the money management skills they will need in life. Unfortunately, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Kids aren’t born with the knowledge to manage their money and the schools won’t teach them so it falls to their parents to do. If you don’t, who will? No one. Your kids have money questions they want answered and using a book to introduce a subject is a fantastic way to get – or keep – them interested in something. These 40 books that teach kids about money are a great place to start teaching those lessons!
As I said, one of the best ways to teach kids about anything is by using a good book. Even the smallest kids love to be read to and there’s no reason that those books can’t reach a much needed lesson along with that imaginative story. As your kids get older, the topics of the books they read will change, but the lessons they receive from those books won’t. If you’re planning to use these books that teach kids about money as part of a homeschool unit study, be sure to checkout our huge list of homeschool freebies too! There are a couple of really great financial units listed that are totally free and would go great with these!
How to Teach Kids About Money
We’ve scoured through loads of kids that teach kids about money and have come up with 40 of our favorites. Take a look at the list below. I’m sure you’ll find at least one that your kids will love to learn from! Since this list is so long, I separated it by age. If you would like to jump immediately to books that teach kids about money for ages 9 and up, you can make the jump here.
Money Ninja: A Children’s Book About Saving, Investing, and Donating (Ninja Life Hacks)Investing for Kids: How to Save, Invest and Grow MoneyLearning Resources Teaching and Learning Money Activity Book, Counting/Sorting, Grades 4+,MulticolorHow to Turn $100 into $1,000,000: Earn! Save! Invest!Think Like a Boss: Kids Edition: 47 Money Making Ideas for Young EntrepreneursThe Kids’ Money Book: Earning, Saving, Spending, Investing, DonatingLearning About Money (The Learning Line, Grade 1)The Everything Kids’ Money Book: Earn it, save it, and watch it grow! (Everything® Kids)Finance 101 for Kids: Money Lessons Children Cannot Afford to MissNational Geographic Kids Everything Money: A wealth of facts, photos, and fun!Three Little Piggy Banks: Financial Literacy for ChildrenCarson Dellosa Complete Book of Time and Money WorkbookHow Do They Do It? Paper Bills EditionKid’s Activity Book on Money and Finance: Teach Children about Saving, Borrowing, and Planning for the FutureGenerous Kids: How to Raise Financially Responsible Children and Open the Storehouses of HeavenWhat Is Money? Personal Finance for KidsThe Coin Counting BookFinancial Peace Junior Kit: Teaching Kids How to Win With Money100 Financial Literacy Flashcards for Kids and Teens – Fun and EducationalMake Your Kid A Money Genius (Even If You’re Not): A Parents’ Guide for Kids 3 to 23Investing for Kids Activity Book: 65 Activities About Saving, Investing, and Growing Your MoneyA Kid’s Guide to Personal Finance – Money Book for Children | Children’s Growing Up & Facts of Life BooksMansa’s little Reminders: Scratching the surface of financial literacyMy Money Bunnies: Fun Money Management For KidsMilton the Money Savvy Pup: Makes Saving a HabitLearning Resources Pretend Play MoneySmart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with MoneyFinance 102 for Kids: Practical Money Lessons Children Cannot Afford to MissAll about Banks – Finance Bank for Kids | Children’s Money & Saving ReferenceGrandpa’s Fortune Fables: Fun stories to teach kids about moneyMoonjar Classic Award Winning Save Spend Share Educational Tin Toy Bank with PassbookInvesting for Kids: The Cash Cow: A Super Easy-to-Follow Book for Kids Who Want to Start Making MoneyA Boy, a Budget, and a DreamReal World Money Lessons: for Kids and TeensKid’s Guide to Money: For Kids, By Kids (Kid’s Guide Series Book 1)Make Your Own Money: How Kids Can Earn It, Save It, Spend It, and Dream Big, with Danny Dollar, the King of Cha-ChingKids and Money: The 5 Stacks Method!Personal Finance for TeensFirst to a Million: A Teenager’s Guide to Achieving Early Financial IndependenceThe Seed Tree: Money Management and Wealth Building Lessons for TeensReal World Money Lessons: for Kids and TeensMoney Matters Workbook for Teens (ages 15-18)Rich Dad Poor Dad for Teens: The Secrets about Money–That You Don’t Learn in School!Money Matters for TeensMoney for Teens: A Guide for LifeI Want More Pizza: Real World Money Skills For High School, College, And BeyondInvestment Guide For Teens: The Comprehensive Guide To Money Management And Investing For College Early OnInvesting for Teens: How to Save, Invest, and Grow MoneyMoney Matters Workbook for Teens (ages 11-14)The Modern Guide to Stock Market Investing for Teens : How to Ensure a Life of Financial Freedom Through the Power of InvestingThe Money Club: A Teenage Guide to Financial LiteracyMoney Matters for Teens: Advice on Spending and Saving, Managing Income, and Paying for CollegeHow to Make Money in High School and College: Best Money Making Methods as a Teen and StudentBecome A Teen Boss: 20+ Ways To Make Money Using Your Electronic Device!