Literacy Series Resources
Each year Economics Arkansas partners with districts around the state to feature one book that has economic, entrepreneurship, and personal finance themes. Each participating school or district provides their students with a copy of that book and a family guide with discussion questions, vocabulary lists, activities, and more. Additionally, each teacher receives a resource packet with lesson plans and activity guides appropriate for their grade level.
by Luke Sharpe
Everyone is talking about Billy Sure, the twelve-year-old CEO of Sure Things, Inc. and genius inventor of the All Ball, a ball that turns into different sports balls with the push of a button. Now Billy wants to help other kids achieve their inventing dreams just like he has!
by Sundee T. Frazier
Fifth-grader Cleopatra Frazier is full of business ideas that range from the sale of homegrown avocados to a tooth-extracting franchise. Along the way, she and the readers learn important lessons about saving and budgeting, entrepreneurship, business management, and business ethics.
by Andrew Clements
Greg Kenton, a 6th-grader with lots of talent, likes to make money. He starts his own business, Chunky Comics, and it's a big hit! But his long-standing competitor and annoying neighbor, Maura Shaw, is starting to cut into his business. This means war!
by Jacqueline Davies
Evan and his sister Jessie usually get along just fine, until he finds out that she's skipping third grade. That means she'll be in his fourth-grade class next year, showing him up every day with her perfect grades. Now Evan doesn't want her help with his lemonade stand, even though he could really use her math skills to make a profit.
by Jean Merrill
In this classic children's novel, 6th-grader Rufus Mayflower, with the help of his friend Kate MacKinstrey, develops a simple recipe for toothpaste and earns his first million--all while discovering that the best entrepreneurs excel by integrity and determination.