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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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Lady In The Box, The
by Ann McGovern Illustrated by Marni Backer

It is wintertime in the city, and Christmas decorations are everywhere. But in Lizzie and Ben's neighborhood, a woman lives in a box, grateful for the warm air that escapes through a vent in the sidewalk.

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Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen
by Dyanne DiSalvo-Ryan Illustrated by Dyanne DiSalvo-Ryan
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Fly Away Home
by Eve Bunting Illustrated by Ronald Himler
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Tight Times
by Barbara Shook Hazen Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
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Those Shoes
by Maribeth Boelts Illustrated by Noah Z. Jones

All Jeremy wants is a pair of those shoes like the ones everyone at school seems to be wearing. Though Jeremy's grandma says they don't have room for "want," just "need," when his old shoes fall apart at school, he is more determined than ever to have those shoes, even a thrift-shop pair that's the wrong size.

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