What Is Money, Anyway?

Why Dollars and Coins Have Value

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Exploring Economics

  • Interest Level: Grade 1 - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Have you ever received a birthday card with a $10 bill inside? Or found a quarter on the sidewalk? These bills and coins are made of paper and metal. But they’re far more valuable than what they’re made of. So what makes money so special? Where does it come from and how is it used? Read this book to find out.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-7613-5668-4
$8.99 $8.99
978-0-7613-5955-5
$42.65 $31.99
978-0-7613-7316-2
$39.99 $39.99
978-1-5124-6489-4
$46.65 $34.99
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2010
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Lightning Bolt Books ®
Imprint LernerClassroom, Lerner Publications ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2010-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.6
BISACS JNF013040, JNF010000
Dewey 332.4
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.75 x 10.25
Lexile 490
Guided Reading Level M
Features Activities, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

The Horn Book Guide

“Bright, colorful photographs and simple text teach children skills such as how to create a budget and how to be responsible buyers and/or sellers.” —The Horn Book Guide

School Library Journal

“Larson’s books will help ease younger readers into the world of economics.” —School Library Journal

Library Media Connection

“If you are looking for a simple series to explain the basics of our economic system, these would be a good place to start.”
Library Media Connection

Author: Jennifer S. Larson

Jennifer S. Larson has written many nonfiction books for young readers.

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Lightning Bolt Books ® — Exploring Economics

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