Financial Literacy Book List

A must-read list for all ages

Children's Books

A Bargain for Frances by Russell Hoban (K-3)

A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams (K-3)

A Dollar For Penny by Julie Glass (PreK-2)

Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst (PreK-3)

Arthur’s Funny Money by Lillian Hoban (K-3)

Beatrice’s Goat by Page McBrier (PreK-3)

Berenstain Bears’ Dollars and Sense by Stan and Jan Berenstain (PreK-2)

Berenstain Bears’ Trouble with Money by Stan and Jan Berenstain (PreK-2)

Better Than a Lemonade Stand!: Small Business Ideas for Kids by Daryl Bernstein (Grade 4-8)

Beyond the Lemonade Stand by Bill Rancic (Grade 3-7)

Bunny Money by Rosemary Wells (PreK-2)

Cash, Credit Cards, or Checks: A Book About Payment Methods by Nancy Loewen (Grade 1-3)

Charlie Needs a Cloak by Tomie dePaola (Grade 1-4)

Common Cents: The Money in Your Pocket by Gerry Bailey and Felicia Law (Grade 4-6)

Do I Need It? Or Do I Want It?: Making Budget Choices by Jennifer S. Larson (K-2)

Double Fudge by Judy Blume (Grade 3-7)

Earning Money (How Economics Works) by Patricia J. Murphy (Grade 3 and up)

Follow the Money! By Loreen Leedy (K-3)

Four Dollars and Fifty Cents by Eric A. Kimmel (Grade 2-5)

Gabriel Gets a Great Deal by Lisa Bullard (K-2)

Get Rich Quick? Earning Money (My Money) by Felicia Law and Gerry Bailey (Grade 4-6)

Growing Money: A Complete Investing Guide for Kids by Gail Karlitz and Debbie Honig (Grade 3-7)

Henry and Beezus by Beverly Cleary (Grade 2-7)

Henry Reed’s Babysitting Service by Keith Robertson (Grade 3-5)

How Much is a Million? by David M. Schwartz (K-3)

How the Second Grade Got $8,205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty by Nathan Zimelman (PreK-3)

If You Made a Million by David M. Schwartz (PreK-5)

In the Money: A Book About Banking by Nancy Loewen (Grade 1-3)

Just Enough Carrots by Stuart J. Murphy (PreK-3)

Just Shopping with Mom by Mercer Mayer (PreK-2)

Kermit the Hermit by Bill Peet (PreK-3)

Lemons and Lemonade: A Book About Supply and Demand by Nancy Loewen (Grade 1-3)

Let’s Trade: A Book About Bartering by Nancy Loewen (Grade 1-3)

Little Critter: Just Saving My Money by Mercer Mayer (PreK-2)

Lunch Money by Andrew Clements (Grade 4-6)

Money, Money, Honey Bunny! by Marilyn Sadler (PreK-1)

Monster Money by Grace Maccarone (PreK-1)

My Rows and Piles of Coins by Tololwa M. Mollel (PreK-3)

Not for a Billion Gazillion Dollars by Paula Danziger (Grade 3-5)

Once Upon a Dime by Nancy Kelly Allen (PreK-2)

One Cent, Two Cent, Old Cent, New Cent: All About Money by Bonnie Worth (PreK-3)

One Hen by Katie Smith Milway (Grade 3-5)

Orson’s Lessons in Wealth by Karl Woodhouse (Grade 4-12)

Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall (PreK-5)

Pigs Go to Market: Fun with Math and Shopping by Amy Axelrod (PreK-3)

Pigs Will Be Pigs by Amy Axelrod (Grade 1-3)

Save, Spend, or Donate? A Book About Managing Money by Nancy Loewen (Grade 1-3)

Sheep in a Shop by Nancy Shaw (PreK-3)

Shoeshine Girl by Clyde Robert Bulla (Grade 2-5)

Something Good by Robert Munsch (PreK-2)

Taxes, Taxes!, Where the Money Goes by Nancy Loewen (Grade 1-3)

The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes: Have Wheels, Will Travel by Anne Mazer (Grade 4-7)

The Case of the Shrunken Allowance by Joanne Rocklin and Marilyn Burns (Grade 1-3)

The Coin Counting Book by Rozanne Lanczak Williams (K-3)

The Everything Kids’ Money Book by Brette Sember (Grade 4-7)

The Go-Around Dollar by Barbara Johnston Adams (Grade 4-6)

The Great Pet Sale by Mick Inkpen (PreK-1)

The Kids’ Money Book by Jamie Kyle McGillian (Grade 4-7)

The Monster Money Book by Loreen Leedy (PreK-2)

The Penny Pot by Stuart J. Murphy (Grade 1-3)

The Stock Market by Donna Jo Fuller (Grade 3-7)

The Story of Money by Betsy Maestro (Grade 1-5)

The Toothpaste Millionaire by Jean Merrill (Grade 5-7)

The Young Investor: Projects and Activities for Making Your Money Grow by Katherine R. Bateman (Grade 5-9)

Tia Isa Wants a Car by Meg Medina (PreK-2)

Tightwad Tod by Daphne Skinner (Grade 1-3)

Ups and Downs: A Book About the Stock Market by Nancy Loewen (Grade 1-3)

You Can’t Buy a Dinosaur with a Dime by Harriet Ziefert (K-3)

Middle/High School

A Smart Girl’s Guide: Money, How to Make It, Save It, and Spend It by Nancy Holyoke (Grade 4-7)

Finance 101 for Kids: Money Lessons Children Cannot Afford to Miss by Walter Andal (Grade 7-12)

How to Be a Teenage Millionaire by T.R. Adams, Rob Adams and Art Beroff

How to Turn $100 into $1,000,000: Earn! Save! Invest! by James McKenna, Jeannine Glista and Matt Fontaine (Grade 4-8)

Money and Teens: Savvy Money Skills by Wesley Karchut and Darby Karchut (Grade 7-12)

Money Matters for Teens Workbook by Larry Burkett (Grade 10-12)

Personal Finance for Teens by Carol H. Cox (Grade 10-12)

Personal Finance Simplified by L. Richard Heward

Rich Dad, Poor Dad for Teens: The Secrets About Money – That you Don’t Learn in School! by Robert T. Kiyosaki (Grade 6 – 12)

The Complete Guide to Personal Finance for Teenagers and College Students by Tamsen Butler

The Money Savvy Student by Adam Carroll

The Motley Fool Investment Guide for Teens by David Gardner and Tom Gardner

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

The Teen Girl’s Gotta-Have-It Guide to Money by Jessica Blatt and Variny Paladino (Grade 7 and up)

The Teen Money Manual by Kara McGuire

The Young Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting and Running a Business: Turn Your Ideas into Money! by Steve Mariotti


21 Financial Myths by Dan Wyson

30 Days to $1K: Learn How to Control Your Money by Regain Your Freedom and Achieve Financial Contentment! by Adam Carroll

A Million is Not Enough: How to Retire with the Money You’ll Need by Michael Farr

Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty by Muhammad Yunus

Brewing Up a Business: Adventures in Beer from the Founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery by Sam Calagione

Common Sense on Mutual Funds by John C. Bogle

Conscious Spending for Couples: Seven Skills for Financial Harmony by Deborah Knuckey

Financial Statements: A Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding and Creating Financial Reports by Thomas Ittelson

Girl, Get Your Credit Straight! by Glinda Bridgforth

Morningstar Guide to Mutual Funds by Christine Benz

On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance by Manisha Thakor

Questions Great Financial Advisors Ask … and Investors Need to Know by Alan Parisse and David Richman

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Simple Principles to Become a Millionaire by Alex A. Lluch

Smart Women Finish Rich by David Bach

The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach

The Big Idea: How to Make Your Entrepreneurial Dreams Come True, From the Aha Moment to Your First Million by Donny Deutsch

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham (Warren Buffett says this book kickstarted him on the road to investing.)

The Knack: How Street-Smart Entrepreneurs Learn to Handle Whatever Comes Up by Norm Brodsky

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

The Right Way to Hire Financial Help by Charles A. Jaffe

The Small Business Start-Up Kit by Peri Pakroo

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

Why Didn’t They Teach Me This in School? By Cary Siegel

Winning the Money Game by Adam Carroll and Chad Carden