While you’re giving kids the gift of stock shares, you may want to buy them a book to help teach them about investing.
Your gift might be more appreciated if the recipient better understands the value of it.
There are books about money geared toward kids of all ages. Giving a child an age-appropriate money book is a great way to help them understand more about the stock share gift you’ve given them.
Best Money Books For Kids
Here are some of my favorite money books for kids and young adults.
1. Money A to Z by Scott Alan Turner
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I never thought it was possible to create a board book about money for little ones that was entertaining, educational, and age-appropriate.
But Scott Alan Turner has managed to do just that with Money A to Z. This book will definitely be on my “best gifts” list for the youngsters in my life.
It gives kids a great concept of money and how it works, complete with fun characters and engaging illustrations.
Best for ages: 0 to 4
2. Lemonade In Winter by Emily Jenkins
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Lemonade In Winter is a fun book about two siblings with an entrepreneurial spirit. Read along as Pauline and John-John create a plan to start a lemonade stand at the most unexpected time of the year.
The kids learn about what it takes to start up a business and have silly adventures along the way. The book is woven with fun math lessons along the way.
Best for ages: 3 to 7
3. Secret Millionaires Club by Andy Heyward
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The subtitle of Secret Millionaires Club is Warren Buffett’s 26 Secrets To Success In The Business Of Life. That alone should make it a must-read for pre-teens.
This book shares core secrets about money, morals, responsibility, family, and more. It talks about staying out of debt, saving money, making smart decisions, and more.
It’s a great book to give any preteen, and it will teach them about money and character building alike.
Best for ages: 8 to 12
4. The Money Savvy Student by Adam Carroll
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The Money Savvy Student teaches secondary students how to earn, manage, save, and invest money.
This book contains quotes by famous inspirators such as Zig Ziglar, and shares powerful money lessons as well. I’d go so far as to call this a must-read book for high schoolers.
It’s a great read for preparing kids to manage money responsibly.
Best for ages: 13 to 18
5. The Motley Fool Investment Guide For Teens by David Gardner
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The Motley Fool Investment Guide For Teens is subtitled 8 Steps To Having More Money Than Your Parents Ever Dreamed Of. If that doesn’t get a teen’s attention, I don’t know what will.
Motley Fool founder David Gardner has 50+ years of tried-and-proven success in the field of investing. Who better to teach your kids about investing?
Best for ages: 13 to 17
6. The Richest Man In Babylon by George S. Clason
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The Richest Man In Babylon was first recommended to me by Well Kept Wallet founder Deacon Hayes. I quickly fell in love with this fun and informative book.
The author shares wisdom about financial planning, thrift, wealth building, and business in a parable-like format filled with interesting stories.
This is a great book for teaching kids–and adults–how to earn money, saving money, and grow money.
Best for ages: 16 and Up
7. The Simple Path To Wealth by JL Collins
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The Simple Path To Wealth by JL Collins has long been touted as one of the best investment books in print. Collins’ instruction on the slow and steady growth to wealth is sound, simple advice.
Collins takes letters he wrote to his daughter about money and investing and puts them into easy-to-read lessons for older teens and adults.
The chapters on investing are filled with vital investing information. Yet they’re presented in a concise, no-nonsense fashion that young adults will find interesting.
Best for ages: 17 and Up
If you are looking for a good book to teach your kids about money, there are multiple to choose from. The book’s above are a good place to start so that you kid can have a leg up in life when it comes to their finances.