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Books to Help Explain the Economy: Ages 4-8

Sometimes, the perfect book can help you tackle the most difficult issues with your little reader. Here are our picks for 4-8.
 
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The Lady in the Box
by Ann McGovern Illustrated by Marni Backer
When Ben and Lizzie discover a woman living in a box outside a deli, they try to find ways to help her.
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Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen
by Dyanne DiSalvo-Ryan , Mira Reisberg Illustrated by Dyanne DiSalvo-Ryan
A boy is confronted with the social issues of poverty and the homeless when he spends a day helping his Uncle Willie in a soup kitchen.
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Fly Away Home
by Eve Bunting Illustrated by Ronald Himler
A homeless boy who lives in an airport with his father, moving from terminal to terminal trying not to be noticed, is given hope when a trapped bird finally finds its freedom.
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Tight Times
by Barbara Shook Hazen Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
A boy asks his parents if he can have a dog. Even though his father explains that times are too tight, the boy receives his wish in a surprising way.
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Those Shoes
by Maribeth Boelts Illustrated by Noah Z. Jones

Jeremy, who longs to have the black high-tops that everyone at school seems to have but his grandmother cannot afford, is excited when he sees them for sale in a thrift shop and decides to buy them even though they are the wrong size.

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