Money Smart Week Kids Read

Money Smart Week Kids Read

2020 Virtual Program Video


Quick Facts/Links

Audience: Kids, Ages 3-8

2020 Book: Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money (click here to download the reading guide)

Learn more about the organizations that brought you the 2020 video: CFPB, Texas College Savings Plans, Texas Comptroller, UW Madison

2021 Book: To be announced 

Each year the American Library Association and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau team-up to select an outstanding money-themed children’s book. This book becomes the Money Smart Week Kids Read book of the year and is supplied by thousands to participating libraries and elementary schools. These locations host group read events paired with a money smart lesson plan.

Through the generous support of partner organizations, each child in attendance receives a free book and reading guide allowing for further study and conversation at home.

Note: If you are interested in donating books to students and/or bringing this program to your state, please reach out to the Money Smart Week Team (

Want to host a Kids Read event?

Follow the links to register or login as a Supporter.

2020 Book Announcement

Berenstein Bears Trouble with Money

The Berenstain Bears' Trouble With Money By Stan & Jan Berenstain

This classic book belongs in the large Berenstain Bears franchise, the best-selling children’s book franchise ever.  More than 370 Berenstain Bears books have been published, and more than 300 million copies have been sold.

Trouble with Money is part of the Money as You Grow Book Club, a research-based program designed to help parents, caregivers, and others teach children ages 4 - 10 money skills through reading, activities, & play.
More info: Author Letter2020 Program Testimonials


Money Smart Week Kids Read is a unique activity aimed at introducing young children to valuable money management skills in a fun and memorable way. Because all necessary learning materials are provided free of cost, Money Smart Week partners can focus their efforts on planning and promoting the event within their community. Join the effort to make financial education a lifelong journey!

“Money Smart Week Kids read is an important event. Every child who attends the event receives a book from our corporate financial sponsor. Books are also added to the library’s collection so all patrons can benefit from Money Smart Kids Read event.”

Angiah Davis
South Fulton Branch Library
Fulton County, GA
MSW 2019

”Money Smart Week has been very helpful with assisting libraries to promote financial literacy to our local families. Our library has received books that we promote to families with children of different ages. It’s never too early for families to discuss money management. My personal favorite was sharing Little Critters Just Saving My Money. It was a hit with our preschool to early elementary aged children.”

Carl Gleichauf
Dodgeville Public Library
Dodgeville, WI