We are a book family, so anytime we want to learn about a topic, my first thought is: what books can I find about this topic? This year, we are learning a lot about money and entrepreneurship, so I’ve been gathering books for my kids to read. There are books to teach money and entrepreneurship for all ages on this list, from elementary to high school (and even adults!).
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Our Favorite Books to Teach Money and Entrepreneurship
Some of these books we’ll be using in our Book Basket to use with our Morning Work Binders, and others we might read together during our family learning time. Many of these books are great resources to pull out when you’re having a conversation about these topics or when it comes up in everyday life. These are all books that we actually own!
In the early years, picture books, pretend play, and hands-on practice are great ways to learn about money. Pair these books with a set of play money, and you’ve got the perfect worksheet-free lesson on money!
Upper Elementary/Middle Grades
The upper elementary and middle school years are the perfect time to start talking about how you can start to earn, save, and invest money. It’s a great time to learn more than just denominations of money, but what to do with it.
Middle School/High School
In the middle and high school years, kids can dive deeper into understanding the complexities of business and money. They can begin to make money by starting a business, anything from dog walking to creating a product to sell.
The high school years are when we help our kids put it all into action and give them the tools they need to go out into the world – everything from budgeting to investing to making money. It’s also important to help them to develop a healthy view of money and the economy. Of course, there are courses, like Dave Ramsey course, that you can add into the mix too.
*I haven’t personally read all of these books yet, though we do own them and I have skimmed them!
Entrepreneurship for Teens by Blake Reynolds Martin
The Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting and Running a Business by Steve Mariotti
Money, Possessions, and Eternity by Randy Alcorn
Common Sense Economics by James D. Gwartney
How Money Works from DK Books
Money, Greed, and God by Jay W. Richards