Reviews for Earning Money

Booklist Reviews 2004 October #2
Reviewed with Mary Firestone's What Is Money?K-Gr. 3. These new First Facts titles offer youngsters basic information about economics. Earning Money explains the concepts of wants and needs; skills, services, and goods; and how prices are determined. What Is Money? considers bartering, coins and bills, currency around the world, and how money is made. Both titles employ simple, direct sentences and highlight specialized vocabulary. Frequent crisp, full-color photographs and charts appear on nearly every page, helping to break up the text and clarify its key points. Intriguing fun facts (for example, "Shells, beads and stones were used as money in early cultures") appear throughout, offering additional information. Attractive and uncluttered, these books will be a welcome adjunct to social studies classes. A hands-on project, a glossary, a bibliography, and a Web link close each volume. ((Reviewed October 15, 2004)) Copyright 2004 Booklist Reviews.