Birthday Bling (Dollars to Doughnuts Book 1): Spending (Paperback)

Birthday Bling (Dollars to Doughnuts Book 1): Spending By Catherine Daly, Genevieve Kote (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Catherine Daly, Genevieve Kote (Illustrator)
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Other Books in Series

This is book number 1 in the Dollars to Doughnuts series.


From budgeting to spending, from credit cards to gift cards, this new early chapter book series tackles and explains big financial topics for kids, Dollars to Doughnuts!

When Lucy’s aunt gives her a card—the plastic kind—for her birthday, Lucy knows just the blinged-out sweatshirt to spend it on. She plunks the card down at the store, but, cringe, it comes up short! Wait, what’s the difference between a gift card and a credit card? 

In this early chapter book designed to help kids decipher finance facts and fallacies, Lucy and her best friend, Julian, find out about the pros and cons of gift cards versus credit cards.

About the Author

Catherine Daly has written many books for young readers, including The Magical Reality of Nadia and The Magical Reality of Nadia: Middle School Mischief, both with Bassem Youssef, What Was the Age of Exploration?, the Petal Pushers middle-grade series, and a few books in the Makers Make It Work series. She lives in New York City with her family and their feisty Boston terrier, Jack.

Genevieve Kote is a French Canadian illustrator who loves drawing kids and animals and bringing their adventures to life. She has illustrated the Agents of H.E.A.R.T., I Heart Band, and Animal Rescue Friends series, as well as American Girl’s According to Aggie.

Praise For…

"Kote’s illustrations capture the emotions and diversity of Lucy and Julian’s neighborhood well...The financial lessons are sound and clearly conveyed...An important lesson in both finance and in weighing wants versus needs." —Kirkus Reviews

"For the intended audience, this title aptly covers important financial literacy elements. Adults trying to instill some important fiscal lessons will appreciate the opportunity to share this book with young spenders as well. Informative without being preachy, this story will be of interest to young shoppers who want to experience financial independence, but need to learn some important lessons in money management first." —School Library Journal

"It’s an interesting story for kids that gives them information while keeping it all interesting and relevant to them. The black and white illustrations also keep the kids attentive and show a couple of the cards for visual reference. A really great book, I’m looking forward to the next one in the series." —Youth Services Book Review (Rating 5+, starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9781662670213
ISBN-10: 1662670214
Publisher: Kane Press
Publication Date: January 9th, 2024
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Dollars to Doughnuts