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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.

Make Money! Be a Pet Sitter
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Make Money! Be a Pet Sitter

9781607533627
BRIDGET HEOS / DANIELE FABBRI

 

Through trial and error and a few humourous mistakes, a girl learns how to take care of pets, find clients, and create a successful pet sitting business to earn enough money to buy her own pet. 



retail $29.95 your price $20.95

Make Money! Do Yard Work
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Make Money! Do Yard Work

9781607533634
BRIDGET HEOS / DANIELE FABBRI

 

Through trial and error and a few humorous mistakes, a boy learns how to do simple outside chores, get repeat customers, and create a successful yard work business to earn enough money to buy a digital music player.



retail $29.95 your price $20.95

Make Money! Have a Lemonade Stand
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Make Money! Have a Lemonade Stand

9781607533610
BRIDGET HEOS / DANIELE FABBRI

 

Through trial and error and few humorous mistakes, a girl learns how to make her lemonade stand successful and earn enough money for the toy she wants.



retail $29.95 your price $20.95

Make Money! Wash Cars
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Make Money! Wash Cars

9781607533641
BRIDGET HEOS / DANIELE FABBRI

 

Through trial and error and a few humorous mistakes, a boy learns how to wash cars, find customers, and create a successful car wash business to earn enough money to buy a new skateboard.



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Make Money! Be a Pet Sitter
9781607533627
Make Money! Do Yard Work
9781607533634
Make Money! Have a Lemonade Stand
9781607533610
Make Money! Wash Cars
9781607533641

Make Money!

 

If you were a kid, could you make enough money to save up for that treasured skateboard or digital music player? The kids in these true-to-life stories learn through trial and error—and a few humorous mistakes—what it takes to make a successful business. Supports the math component of STEM by adding up the money they make and subtracting expenses. Sure to inform and inspire young entrepreneurs!

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Complete Series of 4: retail $119.80 your price $83.80

READING LEVEL: GRADE 2 AND UP
  • Reinforced Library Binding

  • Pages: 24

  • Trim Size: 9.25" x 8.25"

Booklist,
October 1, 2013

“This sprightly entry in the Make Money series [Wash Cars] has one problem: the age group most attracted to the look of the book and its simple text may be too young to actually wash cars. Still, when and if audience and book meet, this has some good information (and a few clunkers). A curly-haired boy wants a skateboard, and washing cars seems a good way to produce cash. An unseen narrator gets him set up (‘Use ecofriendly car wash soap’) and simply explains the process. There’s a bit about bartering and sharing duties with a friend. Parents might not be thrilled about the suggestion to pass out business cards door-to-door. The colorful computer artwork makes the work seem fun. This concludes with a ledger that shows kids how to count their expenses—and profits! ”—Ilene Cooper

School Library Journal,
November 2013

“This series focuses on jobs children can have now as opposed to when they grow up. Each title begins with a child who wants something—a new skateboard, MP3 player, etc.—and finds a way to earn the money to buy it. The short, interesting texts cover figuring costs, finding a customer base, and advertising. They also deal with making eco-friendly choices, skills needed, and correcting mistakes, and conclude with a balance sheet of income and expenditures. The multicultural characters and cartoon-like illustrations are done in bold, fun colors. ”—Series Made Simple

Library Media Connection,
May 1, 2014

“Making money by taking on a job can be a worthy goal, even for young children. This series provides advice on appropriate jobs in easy-to-understand language. Each title tells the story of a child who would like to buy something, but does not have enough money. The series covers basic business concepts; especially effective is the coverage of situations where something goes wrong or what might not be a good idea. The illustrations show the hard work as well as the satisfaction of a job well done. The text explains how money works; “Counting Your Money!” shows exactly how the money is added and subtracted to arrive at the final total. This series would make good supplemental material for math classes and would be useful reading for students interested in earning money. Bibliography. Glossary. Websites. Recommended. ”—Mary Northrup