World money (How Money Works) (#0901RW6)

by Bailey, Gerry; illustrated by Beech, Mark

3 reviews & awards | 3 full-text reviews

Hardcover (library binding) Norwood House Press, 2016
Price: USD 22.05
Description: 64 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Dewey: 332.4; Audience: Upper Elementary; Reading Level: 7.1
From the publisher: Grades 4-6
From Booklist: Grades 4-7; SLJ: Gr 4-6


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About This Set

This series gives an in-depth, yet easy-to-understand look at how economic systems work. From understanding personal finance to global trade, children are provided insight to and appreciation for financial literacy. Topics include personal, family, country and world finance. Colorful illustrations enhance the text. Each book includes a glossary, index and discussion questions.

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Product Overview
From Follett

Includes bibliographical references (page 61) and index. "Presents an introduction to financial literacy and the global economy, discussing how countries trade, value their currency, and manage poverty and wealth. Includes index, glossary, and discussion questions"--Provided by publisher.

From the Publisher
"Money flows around the world as countries buy and sell from each other. It looks different, has different names, and different values. So how do we really know what money is? Can we trust it? Discusses foreign currency exchange, international trade, world wealth and world poverty in an easy to understand, accessible manner. Chapters include information on the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, The G7 and various charitable organizations throughout the world. Includes a table of contents, glossary, index, websites and books for further information, and discussion questions. "

Product Details
  • Publisher: Norwood House Press
  • Publication Date: June 1, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover (library binding)
  • Series: How money works
  • Dewey: 332.4
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 64 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Tracings: Law, Felicia, author. ; Beech, Mark, 1971- illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 1-59953-720-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-59953-720-7
  • LCCN: 2015-003635
  • Follett Number: 0901RW6
  • Reading Level: 7.1
  • Audience: Upper Elementary
  • Grades: 4-6
  • Booklist: Grades 4-7
  • School Library Journal: Gr 4-6
  • Fountas & Pinnell: U

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 10/01/15
  • Horn Book Guide, 04/01/16
  • School Library Journal, 11/01/15

Full-Text Reviews
Booklist (October 1, 2015 (Vol. 112, No. 3))
Grades 4-7. World money is more than dollars, pesos, or yen. Instead, this entry in the How Money Works series takes a broader look at the global economy. It begins with bartering systems, the development of money, and early international trade routes. Accompanied by cartoon illustrations, color photographs, and charts, the accessible text continues with topics related to international banking and markets, such as currency exchange, imports and exports, trade balance, bill of exchange, and gold reserves. The authors add a human element by discussing ways to eliminate world poverty and Third-World debt and increase fair trade and aid during global disasters. A thought-provoking conclusion encourages students to consider ways to de-emphasize money and wealth and create more equity and well-being around the world. Additional discussion questions provide great debate starters.

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