From the Set All About Money
Introduces readers to the fundamental concepts of a twenty-dollar bill, highlights various security features, and explores its history. Additional features to aid comprehension include labeled diagrams, critical-thinking questions, fun facts, a map of where money is made, and a profile of Andrew Jackson, whose face marks the front of the twenty-dollar bill.
- What Is Atwenty Dollar Bill?
- Security Features
- The History of the Twenty Dollar Bill
- Fast Facts
- Where Money Is Made
- To Learn More
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.6|
|Guided Reading Level||M|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||24, 24|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
A Review of "All About Money" in School Library Journal
Why were no quarters minted in 1931 and 1933? Which denomination is cheapest for the U.S. Treasury to manufacture? Emergent readers will learn the answers to these and many other questions in this introductory set. These slim volumes discuss the worth of each item, its written notation, and alternative denominations showing the same value. Clearly labeled photos of front and backsides explain the symbolism of U.S. currency, with plenty of photographs from older coins and bills no longer in circulation. While the minting and distribution of coins and bills is mentioned, as are heightened security features, it’s the history of each that proves most interesting of all. Brief time lines and side bars highlight significant changes in the lives of each banknote and coinage and are accompanied by a useful map showing the locations of the four U.S. mints. VERDICT Ideal for educators as well as those curious about money.
A Review of "All About Money" in Booklist
Although this title in the All about Money series isn’t the most scintillating read, it provides a wealth of basic information on this piece of currency. The first chapter answers the question ‘What Is a Twenty- Dollar Bill?’ and includes a clearly marked diagram showing the main elements that appear on the bill. The ‘Security Features’ section may inspire curious readers to explore the bill’s more clandestine components, such as its watermark and security thread. Lastly, ‘The History of the Twenty-Dollar Bill’ outlines in sparse detail who has appeared on the bill over time. Useful back matter includes a time line, a map of mint locations, and a ‘Fast Facts’ section, which devotes considerable attention to the 2020 redesign of the bill featuring Harriet Tubman. An informative resource for the cash curious.
A Review of "All About Money" in Children's Bookwatch
Understanding the basic concept of money is essential for young children of elementary school age. ‘All About Money’ is an impressive twelve volume informative series in which young readers ages 5 to 8 will learn about the coins and bills that Americans use every day. Children will discover the fundamental facts of familiar pieces of money, learn about the history of each commonplace coin and bill, and study the various physical aspects of U.S. currency. Each spread contains colorful photos that highlight features of each bill and coin. Additional features to aid comprehension include informative sidebars, a section on fast facts, a timeline, a map of U.S. Mint locations, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index. The individual titles comprising this truly outstanding and thoroughly ‘kid friendly’ series include Dimes; Fifty-Cent Pieces; Five-Dollar Bills; Nickels: One Hundred-Dollar Bills; One-Dollar Bills; Pennies Quarters; Silver Dollars; Ten-Dollar Bills; Twenty-Dollar Bills; and Two-Dollar Bills. Although each title can be obtained individually ($18.95 each), school and community libraries will want to obtain the entire series intact. It should be noted for homeschoolers that the ‘All About Money’ series is also available in a digital book format (Multi-user eBook: $29.95 individual titles, $359.40 for the complete set).