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Lots and Lots of Coins

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  54 ratings  ·  16 reviews
What's better than spending the day with Dad doing something you both love? Like coin collecting! In this follow-up to the bestselling The Button Box, a young boy discovers the joys of being a numismatist. He finds out about the value of coins, what people used before coins, and why historical images and people appear on coins. Margarette S. Reid and True Kelley present a ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 31st 2011 by Dutton Books for Young Readers
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Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Age: 7-8
Grade: 2nd
Genre: non-fiction
Some things that people have used for money has come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and not only non-living things, but also living things like oxen too! I chose this book because of all the neat information that it has to offer. In this book students will learn new phrases, such as “struck at the mint” to convey where coins are made. Not only that, but through the teachings of this book, students will learn that they can find the “mint” mark on a coin, whic
Sunah Chung
A father and his son collect coins and sort them by various common features. Lots of information on coins are provided.
This picture book could be classified as fiction even though it has lots of information on coins and its history. This picturebook introduces the ancient coins of shells, nails, and animal teeth to the current round coins that include history and information of the country. It was great for me to learn many things about American coins, especially, the meaning of engraved image
Apr 28, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids
Not the most riveting read, but certainly interesting enough for a kid. There are a few inaccuracies when it comes to translating the Latin phrases on the coins, but other than that it’s cute. I wouldn’t recommend this book on its own - better as an add-on gift if given with a piggy bank of some kind.
Mar 08, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
4yo knows money is something you need for retirement, and that's all. ...more
Jan 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Money Smart Week book...I thought it was interesting. It gave me some good programming ideas.
Adeline Cantu
Dec 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: math
This is a great book to use as a way to help engage students when introducing students to a money counting unit.
Aug 14, 2011 rated it did not like it
The text of the book is totally at odds with the info boxes and speech bubbles. I'm not merely saying there's a situation where the text is basic, but then you can find out more in the back or in a sidebar. I'm talking baby-talk business: "This is a penny! It is also called a cent! 100 are in a dollar!" in the main story, combined with with "Struck off-center, a coin is worth more with a readable date and mint mark."

"That's fine," you may be thinking. "I have a wide range of readers in my class.
This nonfiction book provides tons of information about the different coins that exist. In the story, the boy’s father is a coin collector and teaches him all about coins. The boy finds out about the value of coins, what people used before coins, and why historical images and people appear on coins. This book would have multiple usages in my classroom. I would use it for math, literacy, and social studies. For a literacy lesson, I would use this book to practice writing. After reading this book, ...more
Ruth Ann
Aug 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, juvenile
This 32 page book is found in the nonfiction section and it is a great introduction to coins. The basic common U. S. coins are identified, telling the value of each and showing what is on each side. The reader learns that coins have been made from a variety of materials and they can tell us many history lessons.
I think children will find it interesting that coins are not the only items that have been used for money. They will also like to experiment with coin rubbings and be challenged by the d
Adam Schuch
Nov 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This was a very educational book and the illustrations made the information more casual to learn. I’m a little uncomfortable with some of the portrayals of past cultures and their different currencies. They seemed a bit stereotypical and the perspective didn’t seem to be very respectful. I did learn a lot about the history of coins though. It may appear to be a children’s book but there is information in there most adults don’t know.
Feb 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
My son is 6 and in Kindergarten. When they started counting coins in class I got this book from the library. To my surprise he was very interested in the idea of coin collecting. We went through his coins and sorted them, counted them and looked for a few special coins. It was fun and I think he learned a lot.
Melissa Gruber
At first I found this book very boring, but as I kept reading, it turns out I actually loved it. I think this book would be a great tool to use in a classroom setting when teaching young children about money or history. It had a great deal of detail that went along very well with the pictures to show for it.
Karen Arendt
An up-to-date book on coins and collecting coins. This book focuses on the values of each coin, how they equal one dollar, the history of the coin, what the head and reverse are, etc. Not much computation of coin values, but an interesting presentation of facts and collecting fun.
Nov 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
i think this book was awesome i didnt expect to learn about the different coins but it is awesome
Diana Pettis
Mar 25, 2012 rated it liked it
I read this book to my five year old son Xander. He is learning about identifying coins in Kindergarten. He loved the book and it is helping him remember the coins.
Lauren Baco
Sep 22, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: ch-02-award
An information fiction story of a son and father loving the hobby of collecting coins. The book informs readers on the history of coins and the value of each type of coin
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