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One Hen

How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference

by Katie Smith Milway, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: business & economics, africa

Inspired by true events, One Hen tells the story of Kojo, a boy from Ghana who turns a small loan into a thriving farm and a livelihood for many.

After his father died, Kojo had to quit school to help his mother collect firewood to sell at the market. When his mother receives a loan from some village families, she gives a little money to her son. W …

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Red Bicycle, The

The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle

by Jude Isabella, illustrated by Simone Shin
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: africa, business & economics

In this unique nonfiction picture book, the main character is a bicycle that starts its life like so many bicycles in North America, being owned and ridden by a young boy. The boy, Leo, treasures his bicycle so much he gives it a name --- Big Red. But eventually Leo outgrows Big Red, and this is where the bicycle's story takes a turn from the every …

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ABCs of Economics

by Chris Ferrie & Veronica Goodman
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 0
  • Grade: p
tagged: business & economics

Chris Ferrie's bestselling scientific series is expanding!

It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind! The ABCs of Economics introduces babies (and grownups!) to a new economic concept for each letter of the alphabet. From asymmetric, business cycle, and capital, all the way to zero sum. It's never too early to become an economist!

With sc …

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Follow Your Stuff

Who Makes It, Where Does It Come From, How Does It Get to You?

by Kevin Sylvester & Michael Hlinka
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 11 to 100
  • Grade: 6 to 17
tagged: money, business & economics

Get ready to go global!

Our cellphones, our clothes, our food: All are everyday things we consider essential, but we seldom think of what and who is involved in making them and getting them into our hands. In Follow Your Stuff, award-winning children’s author Kevin Sylvester and business professor Michael Hlinka team up again, this time to tackle …

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Pocket Change

Pitching In for a Better World

by Michelle Mulder
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: business & economics, recycling & green living, environmental conservation & protection

Until a few hundred years ago, people were embarrassed to buy bread in a store. Families took pride in making almost everything they owned. These days, many people take pride in buying as much as possible! New clothes, a speedier bicycle, the latest phone. If we've got money, someone can sell us a product that will supposedly make our lives better. …

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Baseballogy

Supercool Facts You Never Knew

by Kevin Sylvester
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: baseball & softball, business & economics

The most unusual baseball facts you’ll ever find!

Referred to as “America’s National Pastime,” and “The Greatest Sport on Earth,” baseball has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions of people.

Behind the game lies a wealth of science, folklore, mathematics, psychology—and a very colorful past. Whether they are die-hard fans or …

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Power Up!

A Visual Exploration of Energy

by Shaker Paleja
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 5 to 8
tagged: electricity & electronics, business & economics, environmental science & ecosystems

An innovative infographic look at what makes our world light up, work, and run.

It's impossible to imagine our lives without energy, but how often do we really think about where it comes from? With Power Up! discovering what you need to know about energy is easy and fun. Each bright, dynamic spread illustrates cool facts about energy use with colorf …

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