Literature Connection

  • Apple Farmer Annie

    Concepts:  Producers, Market, Goods and Services

    Annie is an apple farmer who works hard to gather apples and prepare delicious dishes.  Once she has made cider, pies, muffins, and cakes, she ventures into the city to sell her products at a stand. After she has sold everything, she retires home for the evening. This is an excellent book for primary students.
  • Apples

    Concepts:  Human Resources, Producers, Productive Resources, Capital Resources

    Learn all about apples and how they are grown - from seed to final product.  The book describes many different types of apples and shows how they are turned into apple cider and apple pie. Many interesting "apple facts" are also provided.
  • Apples for Life

    Concepts:  Human Resources, Productive Resources, Natural Resources, Capital Resources, Producers

    Students will learn in this beautifully illustrated book what it takes to produce delicious apples - from tree to finished apples and apple products.  The kinds of capital goods that are used are amazing - from honeybee crates to helicopters!

  • Arthur's Pet Business

    Concepts:  Profit, Human Resources, Supply & Demand, Entrepreneur

    Arthur really wants his own puppy. So he starts his own "Pet Business" to make a profit and to prove his responsibility to his parents.

  • Arthur's TV Trouble

    Concept:  Opportunity Cost, Supply & Demand

    Arthur gets into TV trouble when he insists on buying The Amazing Treat Timer, a gadget that would help him feed his dog.  Will it be worth using his hard-earned cash to purchase the Timer? See what happens to Arthur in this amusing story.

  • Bea and Mr. Jones

    Concepts:  Trade-Offs, Opportunity Cost

    Bea is very tired of kindergarten, and her father is very tired of his job in advertising. Bea trades jobs with her dad and the results are productive.

  • Bear Wants More

    Concepts:  Goods & Services, Supply & Demand, Economic Wants

    A delightful story told in verse of a bears desire for more and more food once he awakens from his long winter nap.  Will bears friends want more food, too?

  • Bearhide and Crow

    Concepts:  Economic Wants, Goods & Services, Trade & Money

    In a humorous adventure, Sam and Amos learn how trading can help them get the things they want.
  • Benny's Pennies

    Concepts:  Goods & Services, Trade & Money, Consumers

    Benny McBride has five pennies to spend. What will he buy with his pennies?  Benny spends his five pennies on gifts for his family and pets.
  • Better Than a Lemonade Stand! Small Business Ideas for Kids

    Concepts:  Productive Resources, Opportunity Cost, Entrepreneur

    Business is "really nothing more than one person making life easier for another for a fee."  Besides a lemonade stand, this book describes at least 51 ways to make money and have fun while you're at it. Choose the business that suits you best, from Babysitting Broker to Dog Walker. Business is a challenge and it involves risk. Enterprise can disappoint, dishearten, and discourage, but success makes it all worthwhile!