Jenny Found a Penny

From the Series Math Is Fun!

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Count along with Jenny as she saves up her pennies—and nickels, dimes, quarters, even a fifty-cent piece—to make a special purchase that costs one dollar. But even when she has the right amount saved, will she be able to bring her treasure home?
This clever story and life-sized illustrations of coins make learning how to count money a rich experience.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2012-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.5
Text Type Informational Fiction
BISACS JUV009030, JUV009090, JUV057000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 650
ATOS Reading Level 3.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 118825
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

Author: Trudy Harris

Trudy Harris writes books that both educate and entertain. She has written a number of successful math concept books, including: Pattern Bugs, 20 Hungry Piggies, Jenny Found a Penny, The Clock Struck One, and Tally Cat Keeps Track. Trudy loves reading picture books to her grandchildren and to her elementary students in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Illustrator: John Hovell


School Library Journal

“Besides being a useful lesson in counting money, this book succeeds as a believable story of earning, saving, and spending it, which many children will have experienced themselves.”
School Library Journal