You Read to Me, I'll Read to You by John Ciardi. Illustrations by Edward Gorey. This was one of my cherished children's books when I was growing up. I still can recite some of the poems by heart and it was 50 years ago!
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs....I remember peals of laughter from my children every single time we read this book. And I never got tired of looking at the illustrations either. A classic and a must read. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is one of the "Top 100 Picture Books" of all time.
This would be a great way to teach children about the importance of money. I have been looking for a few good ways to incorporate economics (I am in an economics class right now) into my teaching and I think that this would be one good way to do it. --Kacie Kransberger
Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money by Emily Jenkins Pauline and her brother John-John set up a stand to sell lemonade, limeade, and lemon-limeade one cold, wintry day, then try to attract customers as Pauline adds up their earnings.
Biz Kid$ is an educational television show that teaches financial education and entrepreneurship to a preteen audience. It uses sketch comedy and young actors to explain basic economic concepts. Its motto is: "Where kids teach kids about money and business."
The Berenstain Bears and Mama's New Job by Stan Berenstain. When Mama opens her own quilt shop, Papa, Brother, and Sister have to adjust to a new routine. But no matter what, they are proud of Mama and she is proud of them.
“A Chair For My Mother” by Vera B. Williams is another classic mom book and it deserves to be called that. A sweet story that includes 3 generations of women who are all working hard to save money to replace furniture lost in a fire. The comfy chair they are planning to buy really represents the comfort and safety they are trying to rebuild in their new home after such tragedy. I love the sense of collective good in this family, in our “Me me me !” world I like seeing books like this.
Jan Berenstain, who with her husband wrote and illustrated the Berenstain Bears books, gentle best-sellers that enlightened preschoolers for half a century with simple lessons about kindness and tidiness, and reasons not to be afraid of the doctor, died on Friday in Solebury, Pa. She was 88. I loved these books!