Money and Banks
Every coin in our pocket is a little work of art with a big story behind it. Beyond the usefulness of buying us the things we need or want, each coin represents a slice of American history. This book tells readers more about our metal currency, including the different collectible coins and how coins are made at the U.S. Mint. Activities are included so readers can put what they've learned to practical use.
* Reviews *Series Review: Money and BanksThese titles will supplement economic units. Information is presented briefly and clearly, with enough facts to provide a framework of understanding. Saving discusses piggy banks, opening a savings account, and stocks. Spending explains goods and services, circulation of cash, credit cards, and budgeting. Bank has chapters on deposits, bank safety, and loans. The books are illustrated with clear color photographs. A Math Connection page is well done and includes a related activity. Similar in scope and quality to the Invest Kids series (Rosen), these books will fit well into elementary collections.School Library Journal