By Alana Golden for CAFLM, on September 15th, 2016
Money as You Grow book club
Start here to find popular books for children ages 4 to 10 that you can read together and discuss. Our book list and guides can help you get started reading and talking about money choices like saving, spending, and more.
About the book club
The Money as You Grow book club is a family financial education program that uses children’s books to help families learn key money concepts through reading, play, and quiet one-on-one talks.
Many parents and caregivers are eager to build a good financial literacy foundation for their kids, but might not feel they have enough time, tools, and confidence. Fortunately, many of the building blocks for financial well-being – like patience, planning, and problem-solving – don’t require a lot of financial know-how.
Bring the book club to your library
With our implementation guide, you can set up a book club in your library, school, or other organization. The facilitator can be anyone who wants to help parents and young children build positive money attitudes and habits. The step-by-step implementation guide shows you how.
Browse through the books and choose one you’d like to read with your child. The books should be readily available at your library or bookstore. Then, download the discussion guide to print out or read on your screen.
Order free printed copies of the discussion guides in bulk at GPO.gov.
Choose among our featured books
A Bargain for Frances
by Russell Hoban
Summary: Frances saves and saves for a china tea set. Her friend Thelma tricks her into buying an old plastic tea set. Frances finds a way to get what she really wants.
Key ideas: Setting goals, staying true to yourself