But I’ve Used All of My Pocket Change

A sweet, funny lesson in economics as only Lola can teach itLola has lots of pocket money and is very excited to buy a new toy in the gift shop on a trip to the zoo. But she spends a little here and there, and before she knows it, she doesn’t have enough left for her toy. Big brother Charlie shares his money, but then isn’t able to get the book he wanted. With her typical exuberance, when Lola finds this out, she begins saving everything: a tangerine from lunch, bread for the ducks at the pond, and most importantly, her pocket change. Finally, she is able to help out her big brother when he needs a few extra coins.With a focus on frugality, the latest in the award-winning series is a terrific helper for those just learning about money.

Beneath My Mother’s Feet

“Our lives will always be in the hands of our mothers, whether we like it or not.” Nazia doesn’t mind when her friends tease and call her a good beti, a dutiful daughter. Growing up in a working-class family in Karachi, Pakistan, Nazia knows that obedience is the least she can give to her mother, who has spent years saving and preparing for her dowry. But every daughter must grow up, and for fourteen-year-old Nazia that day arrives suddenly when her father gets into an accident at work, and her family finds themselves without money for rent or food. Being the beti that she is, Nazia drops out of school to help her mother clean houses, all the while wondering when she managed to lose control of her life that had been full of friends and school. Working as a maid is a shameful obligation that could be detrimental to her future — after all, no one wants a housekeeper for a daughter-in-law. As Nazia finds herself growing up much too quickly, the lessons of hardship that seem unbearable turn out to be a lot more liberating than she ever imagined.

Max & Maddy And The Chocolate Money Mystery (Max & Maddy)

Max and Maddy Twist have a flair for solving crimes. Their parents once ran a thriving detective agency—until the notorious Professor Claude Sardine shut them down. But now Max and Maddy are ready to pick up where their parents left off. When a Swiss businessman asks for their help in catching a bank robber, Max and Maddy can’t wait to take on the case. But little do they expect to find themselves hot on the trail of a gang of thieving St. Bernards!