Do I Need It? Or Do I Want It?

Making Budget Choices

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Exploring Economics

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

Do you plan how much money you’ll use to buy candy? Or how much you’ll save for a new video game? Then you’re budgeting! A budget is a plan for spending and saving. Budgets help people decide how to use their money wisely. What do you need to buy? What do you want? And how can you make a budget? Read this book to find out.

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978-0-7613-3914-4
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978-0-7613-5664-6
$8.99 $8.99
978-0-7613-5952-4
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Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2010
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Lightning Bolt Books ®
Imprint Lerner Publications ™, LernerClassroom, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2010-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.8
BISACS JNF013040, JNF010000
Dewey 332.024
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.75 x 10.25
Lexile 510
Guided Reading Level L
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

Booklist

“Few books about money issues aim for a very young audience, and this title in the new Exploring Economics series does it well in a friendly, interactive, question-and answer format about getting money, spending it, and saving it. . . . [P]ractical options and the hands-on examples will open up discussion.”
Booklist

Author: Jennifer S. Larson

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

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Lightning Bolt Books ® — Exploring Economics

What is a good? What is a service? What happens in a bank? How is money made? How do you save money for what you want? Help students answer these questions and more with Lightning Bolt Books™—Exploring Economics. This series introduces basic economic concepts students… View available downloads →