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    AMICUS READERS

    Amicus Readers provide an inviting variety of nonfiction leveled books for K-2, serving young learners in pursuit of reading skills—just like Amicus pursues the big red ball.

  • Illustrated

    AMICUS ILLUSTRATED

    Amicus Illustrated offers fiction and nonfiction for preschool to grade 6 with highly visual information and stories that students—and our pal Amicus—are after!

  • High Interest

    AMICUS HIGH INTEREST

    Like many students, Amicus likes to pursue what's of interest to him. Amicus High Interest books serve individual interests of those in grades 2-6.

  • Ink

    AMICUS INK

    Amicus Ink features board books, picture books, and paperbacks that encourage young children to explore facts, examine ideas, and imagine new ways of understanding the world.

  • Spot

    SPOT

    Spot books pair key words with engaging images at the beginning, middle, and end—making it fun to read, spot, and learn.

  • Sequence

    SEQUENCE

    Sequence books explain the processes and timelines behind kids' favorite things. Each title connects products and knowledge step-by-step from idea, through creation and discovery, to the end user.

Bank Wisely
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Bank Wisely

9781607537922
Heather E. Schwartz

 

This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes what a bank is, why to use a savings account, and how checking accounts, loans, and credit cards work.



retail $31.35 your price $21.95

Earn Wisely
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Earn Wisely

9781607537939
Heather E. Schwartz

 

This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes jobs youngsters can do to earn money, including the benefits of a job well done and how to advertise and some tips on managing time for good work and play balance.



retail $31.35 your price $21.95

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Save Wisely

9781607537946
Heather E. Schwartz

 

This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes the benefits of saving money that is earned or received. Gives tips on saving for big and small purchases and how banks can help keep money safe.



retail $31.35 your price $21.95

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Spend Wisely

9781607537953
Heather E. Schwartz

 

This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers helps readers learn the basics of wants and needs, shopping sales, and making wise purchases. Gives tips on saving money for big purchases and finding the best prices.



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Bank Wisely
9781607537922
Earn Wisely
9781607537939
Save Wisely
9781607537946
Spend Wisely
9781607537953

Money Smarts

Money makes the world go around, but how does money actually work? This series teaches basic financial literacy, offering kid-friendly examples and clear explanations so kids understand the value of money. Readers will find out what it takes to earn money, save responsibly, and spend wisely. The question and answer features promote reader inquiry, while the resource list encourages further research.

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Complete Series of 4: retail $125.40 your price $87.80

READING LEVEL: GRADE 2 AND UP
  • Formats: Reinforced Library Binding, eBook

  • Pages: 32

  • Trim Size: 6.5" x 9.5"

Booklist,
October 1, 2015

“[Bank Wisely] "Do you have some money? Where can you keep it?” Beginning with these simple questions, Schwartz discusses the basic consumer banking functions in simple terms. Beyond explaining the details of how a bank account works (deposits, withdrawals, interest, bank statements), the clearly written text introduces checks, debit cards, and credit cards, as well as the use of bank funds to lend money for purchases such as cars and houses. A Q&A feature runs along the bottom margins of many pages. The clean, colorful page design includes large-type text with plenty of white space and clearly reproduced stock photos showing a diverse population using banks in different ways. Teachers and parents looking for a book providing kids with basic financial literacy may want to check out this well-targeted volume from the Money Smarts series. ”—Carolyn Phelan

School Library Journal—Series Made Simple,
November 2015

“The books in this photo-illustrated series encourage elementary-age students to think wisely about money matters. Simple, declarative statements provide the bulk of the content yet manage to only fill about half the space on each page, leaving a great deal of white space; vivid multicolored borders and chapter endings presented in a bright, Seussian font pop against the white background and provide visual appeal. Sandwiched by boldly hued horizontal blocks, the full-page captioned photos are striking, and the diverse cast of subjects are authentic, allowing readers to see themselves running a lemonade stand or counting money. Simple Q&As interspersed throughout inspire critical thinking, as do built-in math problems that are solved in the narrative. VERDICT Solid additions that make financial literacy accessible for young readers. ”—Audrey Sumser

School Library Connection,
August 1, 2016

“Talking about saving, earning, banking, and spending money wisely with kids can be a surefire way to get them to groan and walk away. If you can get them to pay attention long enough to sit and read one of the books in this series, especially as a group or one-on-one, they will most likely learn a thing or two, and possibly enjoy it too! With lots of engaging questions, like “Shouldn’t my parents buy the stuff I need?” and “What if I can’t stop myself from spending?” each title gets kids thinking about their money, and what options they have for getting more of it, saving it, and spending it. Character development issues are also addressed, like self-control, temptation, and sharing. Spend Wisely talks about sharing money with the needy as an option for what to do with your money. These are very practical books and teach real-life money management skills in an approachable and sensible way.”—Charlie Leckenby

The Horn Book,
October 24, 2016

“The four titles in this series aimed at building financial literacy are written in clear, simple, direct prose. Readers are encouraged to work hard for their own money, avoid impulse purchases, keep money in the bank where it can earn interest, and save for the future.The posed photos contribute little, but the overall layout is accessible. ”