Saving Money

Saving Money

by Mary Firestone
     
 

Discusses how and why people save money. Provides information on saving money at home and in banks.  See more details below

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Discusses how and why people save money. Provides information on saving money at home and in banks.

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Children's Literature
In this "Learning About Money" title, the reader learns simple but valuable techniques for saving up money. Text and photographs provide the explanations. A girl named Dora shows how to keep a careful account of money earned, costs of buying things and sharing money, and the remaining savings. Her three jars labeled "Spend," "Save," and "Share" show how the weekly allotments add up. Her personal goal is to buy a scooter. She starts by saving money at home and then transfers the "Save" jar money to a bank savings account that pays her interest. In her passbook, she has written other deposits, such as birthday money and money from washing cars for her dad. She also saves for long-term goals—such as college—in savings bonds. The end result is that Dora gets the scooter she wants, as well as buys milk, goes to the arcade, and gives money to charity. Dora's planning puts her in charge. Some fun facts appear, plus the amazing story of how a man saved 30,000 pennies over 30 years and then donated it all to help pay for a statue of Lincoln. A project page tells the reader how to make three jars like Dora's. A table of contents, glossary, references to books and Internet sites (guided by Fact Hound.com), and an index complete the text. This title clearly sets out steps to managing money, with savings goals brought within a child's reach. 2005, First Facts/Capstone Press, Ages 6 to 10.
—Carol Raker Collins, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736826402
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Learning about Money Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
NC680L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Long:

Mary Firestone has written more than thirty children’s books. Her books have been recommended by the National Science Teacher Association, and she has received a Best Writing in the Arts award from the Minneapolis Neighborhood Press Association. She has an MFA in Creative Writing and is currently acquiring her teaching license in Language Arts.

Mary currently lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with her son Adam and their cat Rigley. Their home is near the Mississippi River park system where they spend time outdoors riding bikes and soaking up the wonders of local wildlife.

Short:

Mary Firestone has written more than 30 children’s books. Her books have been recommended by the National Science Teacher Association, and she has received a Best Writing in the Arts award from the Minneapolis Neighborhood Press Association. Mary and her son, Adam, love riding their bikes near their St. Paul, Minnesota, home. Their cat, Rigley, waves from the window.

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