Free teaching tools for K-2 economics and personal finance!

It’s getting to be that time of year. The time of year when most Americans do a lot of shopping and spend a lot of money. Do your students have a good grasp of basic financial literacy? Or could they use some excellent books on the topic? Well, we just happen to have a few of those.

Lerner Publishing Group has two great series that address financial literacy for the early elementary set. Money Basics is part of Millbrook’s charming Cloverleaf Books brand. The kids in these books are learning basic money skills and values, like saving, earning, and borrowing. This series is aimed at K-2 students. Download a FREE series teaching guide to use with your class!


For a different take on a similar subject, Exploring Economics is part of Lerner’s trusted Lightning Bolt Books brand, also aimed at students in grades K-2. Students will learn about basic economic concepts including money, banks, needs and wants, and consumers and producers. And we have a FREE series teaching guide for this set too!


Both series address Common Core State Standards for Math and English Language Arts, as well as the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies.

Each season, our editorial staff puts our heads together to come up with great extras to help you get more out of our new series and titles. To download free resources for a book or series, find the book on our website. If you haven’t registered with us, please do so at the upper right corner of the page. On future visits, you’ll need to sign in to download files. Then look in the right-hand column of the page for the eSource logo. Just under the Font Lens, you’ll see the downloadable eSource files. Click on an individual file or on “download all.”