A Kid's Guide to Earning Money
A Kid's Guide to Earning Money
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Annotation: Follow Mr. Franks and his fifth-grade class as they try to earn enough cash to get them to the new science museum.
Catalog Number: #30581
Format: Library Binding
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Special Formats: Graphic Novel Graphic Novel Manga Manga
Copyright Date: 2009
Edition Date: 2009
Pages: 48 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-584-15643-0
ISBN 13: 978-1-584-15643-7
Dewey: 650.12083
LCCN: 2008002253
Dimensions: 25 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
For grade-schoolers who want to start earning some cash, this chatty, interactive guide offers practical suggestions for finding jobs, from babysitting and dogwalking to delivering newspapers. Part of the Money Matters: A Kid's Guide to Money series, the book begins with a fictionalized fifth-grade class making plans to earn money for a museum trip. Beyond that scenario, readers will appreciate the practical suggestions about working, including making a chart of available free time and weighing benefits beyond simply making money (such as meeting new people and trying out future job possibilities). Also included is useful advice on setting price points, how to cut costs, and what the labor laws allow for kids under 18, as well as a frank view of the negatives associated with the working world. Throughout, cheerful words and color photos show comfortable families interacting together, and stress is laid on the importance of getting parental permission before setting out on the trail to riches.
School Library Journal
ORR, Tamra . Budgeting Tips for Kids ISBN 978-158415-644-4 . LC 2008002268. ORR, Tamra . Coins and Other Currency: A Kids Guide to Coin Collecting maps. reprods. ISBN 978-158415-640-6 . LC 2008002262. ORR, Tamra . A Kids Guide to Stock Market Investing ISBN 978-158415-642-0 . LC 2008002259. ORR, Tamra . Savings Tips for Kids ISBN 978-158415-641-3 . LC 2008002260. ea vol: 48p. (Money Matters: A Kids Guide to Money Series). charts. photos. bibliog. further reading. glossary. index. Web sites. CIP. Mitchell Lane 2008. PLB $20.95. Gr 4-6 Striving to provide practical suggestions on managing money, each book begins and ends with a fictional account in which students embark on a relevant unit. Between that unfortunate framing are practical, well-written descriptions. Orr keeps in mind childrens interests and limitations, stressing, for example, parental involvement where important, such as in setting up bank accounts and getting jobs. Earning Money and Coins should generate the most demand. The former is realistic about the trade-offs involved in a child working and offers alternatives to true jobs (raking leaves, running errands), while the second includes a concise history of money in its introduction to collecting coins and currency. For readers with long term interests, the rest of the series will be useful. Savings explores banking and clearly explains compound interest; Stock Market describes in basic terms how the markets work and suggests activities to learn more before investing; and Budgeting demonstrates how planning can lead to significant financial gains. Stock photos feature multigenerational and diverse subjects and illustrate related locations and historical figures, while graphs and sidebars enhance the texts. Well-documented and informative introductions. By Jeffrey A. French, formerly at Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library, Willowick, OH
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ALA Booklist (10/1/08)
School Library Journal (11/1/08)
Wilson's Children's Catalog
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 44-46) and index.
Word Count: 5,456
Reading Level: 5.3
Interest Level: 3-6
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.3 / points: 1.0 / quiz: 123088 / grade: Middle Grades

In A Kid's Guide to Earning Money, join Mr. Franks and his class as they try to earn enough cash to get them to the new science museum. Follow them as they find out different ways to earn money-from folding laundry to starting a car-washing business. Find out where to search for jobs, how to know if a job is right for you, and about the laws that dictate what kids can earn, what taxes they may or may not have to pay, and what jobs and hours they are allowed to work. If you've ever wished you could earn some extra spending money, this book will help you on the road to putting cash in your pockets. Book jacket.

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