Rich Pig

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Pigs are savers. I save letters from friends, stickers in my scrapbook, and funny noises. My computer has software that can record sounds. When I'm in my wheel barrow and writing to you, I might hear a frog croak, a bird whistle, or a beaver's tail slap the water in the stream. I record those sounds and save them. I like listening to them later. That's what's great about saving--you have something that you can share with someone else.

Pigs save money, too. That's why there are piggy banks! Pennies, nickels, and dimes add up. That's another reason that I love the Library. I can check out books and audiobooks for free.

Then I have more money for stickers.

Yours with snorts,

S. Will Burr signature

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Just a Piggy Bank

Little Critter collects his coins in his little piggy bank and saves up for something really special.

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The Kids' Money Book: Earning, Saving, Spending, Investing, Donating


It's dollars and sense! Kids are never too young to learn financial fitness and here's where they can get smart about money. "The writing is clear and lively, even the good advice is less school-marmish than usual."--"School Library Journal.

Publisher Comments

It's dollars and sense! If the only thing your children know about money is how to spend it, it's time to teach them a different lesson. Kids are never too young to learn how to create a budget, use their talent to make big bucks, invest their earnings, and donate to charity. They can begin to take stock of their financial fitness with a "money matters to me" quiz: the answers will separate the savers from the squanderers. Then it's time to start making smart decisions, by finding a money mentor, learning from mistakes, and keeping a journal of purchases and longed-for items. Find out all about the history of money (from barter to beyond) and the basics of savings. There's advice on understanding the difference between needs and wants, getting the most from an allowance, becoming an entrepreneur, and sharing the wealth. "Plus": personal thoughts from real kids on how money affects their lives!

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101 Marvelous Money-Making Ideas for Kids

The ultimate guide for kids who want to turn their interests and hobbies into original and entertaining money-making ventures. This book includes tips on creating a business as well as marketing, budgeting, advertising, interviewing, and self-promotion.

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The Giving Tree

This story of a boy who grows to manhood, and of a tree that gives him her bounty through the years, is a moving parable about the gift of giving and the capacity to love.

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Thanks a Million

Multiple Coretta Scott King-honored author Grimes teams up with Cabrera for this picture book that honors a wide range of human connections in poetry and pictures--from family to friendships to intergenerational relationships. Full color.

Publisher Comments

What makes you thankful?
A book?
Weekends?
Your family?

How do you say thanks?
With a flower?
With a chocolate bar?
With a surprise?

In sixteen extraordinary poems that range in form from a haiku to a rebus to a riddle, Nikki Grimes reminds us how wonderful it is to feel thankful, and how powerful a simple "thank you" can be.

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