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Eclectic Homeschool Online Book Lists - Economics

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Economics List

  • 105 Questions Children Ask About Money Matters: With Answers from the Bible for Busy Parents
    by Larry Burkett
    ISBN: 0842345264
    Helps parents field a wide variety of questions on financial topics, using fun cartoons, simple explanations, and related Bible verses.
  • Abuela's Weave
    by Omar S. Casteneda
    ISBN: 1880000202
  • Berenstain Bear?s Trouble with Money
    by Stan and Jan Berenstain
    ISBN: 0394859170
  • Biblical Economics in Comics
    by Vic Lockman
    ISBN: 0936175001
  • Clipper Ship Strategy: For Success in Your Career, Business and Investments, The
    by Richard J. Maybury
    ISBN: 0942617282
  • Economics for the Impatient
    by C. A. Turner
    ISBN: 0962781517
    What is Economics, besides the boring part of the news???

    Turn to Economics for the Impatient for a relatively quick answer. In this book, C.A. Turner explains the history and current state of world economics in a brief, yet understandable, way.
  • Gift for Mama, A
    by Esther Hautzig
    ISBN: 0140385517
  • Goat in the Rug, The
    as told to Charles L. Blood and Martin Link
    ISBN: 0689714181
    Geraldine, a goat, describes each step as she and her Navajo friend make a rug, from the hair clipping and carding to the dyeing and actual weaving.
  • How an Economy Grows and Why It Doesn't
    by Irwin A. Schiff, Vic Lockman.
    ISBN: 0930374061
  • If you Give a Mouse a Cookie
    by Laura Joffee Numeroff
    ISBN: 0060245867
    Amazon.com
    Who would ever suspect that a tiny little mouse could wear out an energetic young boy? Well, if you're going to go around giving an exuberantly bossy rodent a cookie, you'd best be prepared to do one or two more favors for it before your day is through. For example, he'll certainly need a glass of milk to wash down that cookie, won't he? And you can't expect him to drink the milk without a straw, can you? By the time our hero is finished granting all the mouse's very urgent requests--and cleaning up after him--it's no wonder his head is becoming a bit heavy. Laura Joffe Numeroff's tale of warped logic is a sure-fire winner in the giggle-generator category. But concerned parents can rest assured, there's even a little education thrown in for good measure: underneath the folly rest valuable lessons about cause and effect. Felicia Bond's hilarious pictures are full of subtle, fun details. Fans will be happy to know that this dynamic author-illustrator pair teamed up again for If You Give a Moose a Muffin and If You Give a Pig a Pancake. (Great read aloud, ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter
  • If You Made a Million
    by David M. Schwartz
    ISBN: 0688136346
    Amazon.com
    Author David M. Schwartz and illustrator Steven Kellogg, who teamed up for the jubilant How Much Is a Million, have returned to the subject of money in If You Made a Million. Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician and his team of cheerful kids (and their multitude of animal friends) wield dusters, brooms, plungers, shovels, and cement as they take on feeding fish, dusting ducks, painting pots, transplanting trees, building bridges, and babysitting ogres. For each job, they'll be paid an appropriate amount of money. But soon the questions arise--what does that much money look like, and how can it be spent, saved, or used to pay off a loan? "One dollar is worth as much as FOUR QUARTERS or TEN DIMES or TWENTY NICKELS or ONE HUNDRED PENNIES," Marvelosissimo explains, and we witness all the coins, crowding the page. How many and how high a stack is $100 in pennies? Ten thousand of them, in a stack 50-feet high, teeter precariously near a phenomenal airport where the gates are reached via tightrope. Next, Marvelosissimo takes readers to the Bank--a huge edifice complete with red carpets, carved slogans ("Save" and "Be Wise"), and frog attendants--where he explains the concepts of interest and bank loans. Grown-up text brings up the rear of the book, providing additional information on banks, interest and compound interest, checking accounts, loans, and income tax. Throughout, Kellogg's illustrations--highly detailed with silly objects, people, and animals--will keep kids' attention, but the pictures never detract from Schwartz's message that "enjoying your work is more important than money," and "making money means making choices." (Ages 4 to 8) --Ericka Lutz
  • Kid's Guide to Money: Earning It, Saving It, Spending It, Growing It, Sharing It, The
    by Steve Otfinoski
    ISBN: 0590538535
    Amazon.com
    In The Kid's Guide to Money: Earning It, Saving It, Spending It, Growing It, Sharing It, author Steve Otfinoski achieves a complicated feat: explaining to kids (ages 9 through 12) the fundamentals of how to thrive in the American economy. Otfinoski uses an easy, informative tone, and focuses on the young entrepreneur who wants to earn money. The author promotes the joys of work, finding a job or building a business, developing advertising, and so on. Later chapters provide explanations of banks, budgets, careful consumerism, taxes, investments, and, finally, charitable donations. Throughout, Otfinoski sprinkles interesting sidebars (called Money Moment and Kid Cents) featuring odd facts about money and quotes from kids. Humorous drawings liven up the chapters, and the appendices include a detailed glossary. Cheers to Otfinoski for making what is often a dry, boring subject a fascinating opportunity for learning and fun. --Ericka Lutz
  • Making Cents
    by Elizabeth Keeler Robinson (Author), Bob Mcmahon (Illustrator)
    ISBN: 1582462143
    How many nickels are in a quarter? Whose face is on the fifty-dollar bill? You'll find the answers to these questions and many more in this exuberant introduction to denominations, from the penny to the hundred-dollar bill. Catchy prose and illustrations that depict lots of different ways that kids can make money will help young readers appreciate what it takes to earn a buck. Packed with information and insights into American money, this book will show readers how money earned can be transformed into something wonderful.
  • Money Doesn't Grow On Trees: A Parent's Guide to Raising Financially Responsible Children
    by Neale S. Godfrey, Carolina Edwards
    ISBN: 0671798057
    Are you worried about your children's financial future? Then whatever their ages, now is the time to teach them the money skills they will need every day of their lives.

    Neale S. Godfrey is not only an expert in family finance but also a parent who puts her advice to work in her own home. Chairman of the Children's Financial Network, mother of two, and a frequent commentator on national television, Godfrey has designed a unique program for kids -- from those as young as three to those in their teens -- that teaches them how to earn, save, and spend money wisely while it lets parents clearly communicate their family's values. Using age-appropriate exercises and concrete examples, Godfrey shows parents how to deal with a variety of tough situations.
  • Money Doesn't Grow on Trees: Teaching Your Kids the Value of a Buck
    by Ellie Kay
    ISBN: 0800787250
    Ellie Kay, “savings queen” and the mother of five, provides down-to-earth, practical ways to teach kids how to handle money wisely. Her signature humor and creative, helpful advice, along with tips from other parents, make this an easy-to-follow guide for parents of preschoolers through teens.
  • Money Matters for Kids
    by Larry Burkett (Editor), K. Christie Bowler (Contributor)
    ISBN: 0802446353
    Children need to be taught at a young age the importance of stewardship, but giving them financial advice that’s too complex can overwhelm and discourage them. In Money Matters for Kids, financial author and teacher, Larry Burkett provides fun and creative tools to help children understand and apply the biblical concept of stewardship. Contains jokes, puzzles, and other fun activities and exercises that make it easy for parents to teach children godly money management principles.
  • Money Matters for Teens
    by Larry Burkett, Marnie Wooding (Contributor)
    ISBN: 0802446361
    Teens always want more money. However, often they do not know how to handle the money they do have. Larry Burkett knows parents need to educate teens on solid, biblical money management if they’re to exercise these habits as adults. In Money Matters for Teens, Burkett address issues of specific concern for teens and teaches them the basics to help them prepare for financial independence.
  • Money Matters for Teens Workbook: Age 11-14
    by Larry Burkett, Todd Temple (Contributor)
    ISBN: 0802463452
    Did you know that the average American teenager spends nearly $3,000 a year? Sounds like a lot, doesn’t it? But with money gifts from birthday and Christmas, allowances, and part-time jobs, teenagers have gained purchasing power in this country.

    But when you turn 20, will you know where that $21,000 went? We like to have money, save money, and especially spend money, but few people put learning about money at the top of their priority list. As a teen, maybe you don’t feel that you have enough money to worry about it, but even though you don’t have much, you have enough to matter—especially to the people that sell products for teens! Don’t get caught in the web of marketing gurus. Take control of your money, so no one else will.
    In the Money Matters Workbook for Teens, Larry Burkett and Todd Temple will show teens how to:

    Pay fair price for quality items.
    Avoid being ripped off by misleading ads and salespeople.
    Stay out of debt.
    Save for a car, college, your own business.
    Give money away that will make a difference in the world.
    Save money to do fun things with your friends.

    Learn skills that will help you right now, and prepare for a successful financial future.
  • Money Matters for Teens Workbook: Age 15-18
    by Larry Burkett, Todd Temple (Contributor)
    ISBN: 0802463460
    If you don’t take control of your money, someone else will. Why learn to manage your money? You don’t have that much anyway, right? Wrong! The average American teenager spends $3,000 per year. And at the end of your teenage years, will you know what happened to that $21,000? While $3,000 per year is most likely a lot less money than your parents spend, you should still be able to:

    Pay fair prices for quality items.
    Avoid being ripped off by misleading ads and salespeople.
    Stay out of debt.
    Save up for a car, college, or your own business.
    Give money that will make a difference in the world.
    Have money to do fun things with your friends.

    Larry Burkett and Todd Temple will show you how to take back the control of your money. You’ll learn skills that will help you right now and prepare you for a successful financial future.
  • Money Mystery: The Hidden Force Affecting Your Career, Business and Investments, The
    by Richard J. Maybury
    ISBN: 0942617274
  • Money Sense for Kids
    by Hollis Page Harman
    ISBN: 0764128949
    Updated with new illustrations showing new-issue currency, new information, and several new features, this popular title for older boys and girls tells the story of money.

    * How and where is it printed?
    * What do all those long numbers and special letters on currency mean?
    * How are the newly designed bills improvements over the old ones?
    * How can banks afford to pay interest?

    Here too are questions and answers that have special meaning for kids. For example, how can boys and girls find savings programs designed especially for them? How can they establish their own bank account, write checks, and use an ATM card? How can kids learn about stocks—and even start to invest their own money? The author offers ideas on how kids can earn, save, budget, and invest money of their own. She also presents puzzles and games that focus on the theme of money. The book’s fascinating text is supplemented with two-color diagrams and illustrations on nearly every page. (Ages 8 and older)
  • Money Thematic Unit
    by Jennifer Edwards
    ISBN: 1557342377
    Money Thematic Unit is based on the following pieces of literature: The Kid's Guide to Money, The Go-Around Dollar. This reproducible resource is filled with ready-to-use lessons and cross-curricular activities. Also included are management ideas, creative suggestions for the classroom, and a bibliography.
  • Pancakes, Pancakes!
    by Eric Carle
    ISBN: 0689822464
    This is the story of Jack, who wants a giant pancake for breakfast. His busy mother says he must gather the ingredients that are located in several different places. Jack has to spend a lot of time gathering them. When will he ever get to eat his pancake?
  • Practical Money Management & Wealth Creation for Youth and Young Adults
    by Ronald Hammond
    ISBN: 1591602564
    Practical Money Management for Youth and Young Adults. This book is important to youth and young adults because it empowers them to become better stewards of the resources in their possession.

    This dynamic, information-packed resource will give you the necessary tools to:
    1) Identify destructive thought patterns about money and how to renew your mind with sound and accurate information.
    2) Use goal setting to plan for the future.
    3) Learn life-changing steps to budgeting to increase your ability to manage the financial resources in your care.
    4) Discover practical ways to get more out of banking and how to grow your money.
    5) Have a proper relationship with money.
    6) Know what the Bible says about money management.
    7) Know how to avoid debt and how to establish good credit.
    8) Understand the complex world of the stock market and investing.
    9) Better your financial and spiritual well-being.
    10) Overcome money conflicts within your family.
  • Rich Dad's Escape from the Rat Race : How to Become a Rich Kid by Following Rich Dad's Advice
    by Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lechter, Rantz Hoseley (Illustrator)
    ISBN: 0316000477
    How do you get kids interested in learning about finance? Give them a comic book! Rich Dad series author Robert Kiyosaki, whose books have sold over 5 million copies, recognized the increasing need for people to begin their journey to financial literacy—and lifelong wealth—as early as their preteen years.

    In Escape from the Rat Race, basic lessons about working to learn, not to earn, buying assets, and understanding a financial statement are revealed in a graphic format through the tale of Timid T. Turtle. When Tim runs out of cash at an amusement park, his savvy friend Red E. Rat shows him how to make money work for him—and tells Robert Kiyosaki's own riveting account of learning the basic principles of lifelong financial success.

    Illustrated with full-color sequential art in the style of Rich Dad's popular CASHFLOW games and Web site, here is a book that gives kids (and reluctant readers of all ages) the chance to take their first steps toward financial freedom.
  • Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929: A Wall Street Journal Book for Children
    by Karen Blumenthal
    ISBN: 0689842767
    Over six terrifying, desperate days in October 1929, the fabulous fortune that Americans had built in stocks plunged with a fervor never seen before. At first, the drop seemed like a mistake, a mere glitch in the system. But as the decline gathered steam, so did the destruction. Over twenty-five billion dollars in individual wealth was lost, vanished?gone. People watched their dreams fade before their very eyes. Investing in the stock market would never be the same.

    Here, Wall Street Journal bureau chief Karen Blumenthal chronicles the six-day period that brought the country to its knees, from fascinating tales of key stock-market players, like Michael J. Meehan, an immigrant who started his career hustling cigars outside theaters and helped convince thousands to gamble their hard-earned money as never before, to riveting accounts of the power struggles between Wall Street and Washington, to poignant stories from those who lost their savings -- and more -- to the allure of stocks and the power of greed.

    For young readers living in an era of stock-market fascination, this engrossing account explains stock-market fundamentals while bringing to life the darkest days of the mammoth crash of 1929.
  • Small is Still Beautiful: Economics as if Families Mattered
    by Joseph Pearce (Author)
    ISBN: 1933859059
    A third of a century ago, E. F. Schumacher rang out a timely warning against the idolatry of giantism with his book Small Is Beautiful. Since then, millions of copies of Schumacher’s work have been sold in dozens of different languages; few books before or since have spoken so profoundly to urgent economic and social considerations. Schumacher, a highly respected economist and adviser to third-world governments, broke ranks with the accepted wisdom of his peers to warn of impending calamity if rampant consumerism, technological dynamism, and economic expansionism were not checked by human and environmental considerations. Humanity was lurching blindly in the wrong direction, argued Schumacher. Its obsessive pursuit of wealth would not, as so many believed, ultimately lead to utopia but more probably to catastrophe.

    Schumacher's greatest achievement was the fusion of ancient wisdom and modern economics in a language that encapsulated contemporary doubts and fears about the industrialized world. The wisdom of the ages, the perennial truths that have guided humanity throughout its history, serves as a constant reminder to each new generation of the limits to human ambition. But if this wisdom is a warning, it is also a battle cry. Schumacher saw that we needed to relearn the beauty of smallness, of human-scale technology and environments. It was no coincidence that his book was subtitled Economics as if People Mattered. Joseph Pearce revisits Schumacher’s arguments and examines the multifarious ways in which Schumacher’s ideas themselves still matter. Faced though we are with fearful new technological possibilities and the continued centralization of power in large governmental and economic structures, there is still the possibility of pursuing a saner and more sustainable vision for humanity. Bigger is not always best, Pearce reminds us, and small is still beautiful.
  • Story of Money, The
    by Maestro Giulio.
    ISBN: 0688133045
    An illustrated history of money traces the development of currency from early trade and barter systems, through the use of valuable substances--including salt and beads--to modern money, coins, and electronic transactions. Ages 4-8
  • Student's Guide to Economics, A
    by Paul Heyne
    ISBN: 1882926447
    Paul Heyne, one of the nation's best-selling economists, provides an accessible overview of the discipline of economics. Economic knowledge, he contends, is not complete without reference to the totality of human society-a realization essential to a proper understanding of the fundamental principles of economics. The sweep of economic thinking is presented here with reference to the great economists and important schools of thought.
  • Take Stock Board Game
    by Hart Enterprises
    ISBN: B00005JCPI
    Take $tock puts the highs, lows, and thrills of the stock market into a boardgame the whole family can play! Fast, fun and easy- you don't have to be a stock broker to know how to be a winner. But be careful of the dangerous "daytrading square" where you can steal stocks or lose big money with a roll of the dice! Take $tock introduces the concept of investing and basic terminology in a fun way.
  • Watch It Made in the U.S.A: A Visitor's Guide to the Companies That Make Your Favorite Products
    by Karen Axelrod, Bruce Brumberg
    ISBN: 1566914310
    Have you ever wondered how toothpaste gets into the tube? How stripes get on a candy cane? More than just a travel guide, Watch It Made In the U.S.A. helps you experience firsthand the products, companies, technology, and workers that fuel our economy, from Boeing to Ben & Jerry's, Hallmark to Harley-Davidson. Whether you're curious about potato chips or computer chips, cars or crayons, you can count on authors Karen Axelrod and Bruce Brumberg to help you and your family discover information about the more than 300 ordinary and extraordinary products most of us take for granted.
  • Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?: A Fast, Clear and Fun Explanation of the Economics You Need for Success in Your Career, Business and Investments
    by Richard J. Maybury.
    ISBN: 0942617525
    Explains economics as it pertains to money, inflation, recession, and wage and price controls.
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