Time and money picture books are so very helpful to teach difficult math concepts to children. These fun books will keep everyone inspired to learn!
Did you know that time and money are forms of measurement? Yes! The minutes and hours that tick by on a clock are a standard way to measure time, as are the units of days, weeks, months, years, decades, and centuries. While the units of money (the coins and bills) are measurements of value.
Who knew that time and money could be considered measurement? However, that’s why this post is part-3 of a series of posts about measurement. Click here to find part 1 about length, area, volume, and weight. And coming soon is part 3 about sorting and graphing
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Picture Books About Time
These fun books will teach the concept of time, keeping time, and reading time accessible for even young children!
- A Second, a Minute, a Week with Days in It: A Book About Time by Brian P. Cleary
- A Second is a Hiccup by Hazel Hutchins
- Clocks and More Clocks by Pat Hutchins
- Game Time by Stuart J. Murphy
- I.Q., It’s Time by Mary Ann Fraser
- It’s About Time! by Stuart J. Murphy
- Me Counting Time by Joan Sweeney
- Rodeo Time by Stuart J. Murphy
- Telling Time by Jules Older
- Telling Time with Big Mama Cat by Dan Harper
- What Time is It, Mr. Crocodile? by Judy Sierra
For middle school and early high school students, Brimwood Press has written a great curriculum to help them understand how measurements of time came to be from ancient history to the present time. It’s a great overview/review of world history, too!
Picture Books About Money
Even before kids can learn to count money, they need to understand what money represents and how it’s used in the real world. These books go a long way in introducing everything from the concept of money and how to use it to its incredible value.
- A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams
- Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst
- Benny’s Pennies by Pat Brisson
- Bunny Money by Rosemary Wells
- The Case of the Shrunken Allowance by Joanne Rocklin
- The Coin Counting Book by Rozanne Lanczak Williams
- Deena’s Lucky Penny by Barbara deRubertis
- Follow the Money! by Loreen Leedy
- The Go-Around Dollar by Barbara Johnston Adams
- How the Second Grade Got $8,205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty by Nathan Zimelman
- If You Made a Million by David M Schwartz by David M Schwartz
- The Lunch Line by Karen Berman Nagel
- Money Madness by David A. Adler
- Once Upon a Dime by Nancy Kelly Allen
- The Penny Pot by Stuart J. Murphy
- Pigs Will Be Pigs by Amy Axelrod
- Slugger’s Car Wash by Stuart J. Murphy
- The Story of Money by Betsy Maestro
- Tightwad Tod by Daphne Skinner
- Warm as Wool by Scott Russell Sanders
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