I absolutely love using literature as a method for teaching kids and teens about money. When kids become engaged and intrigued by a story, you have a starting point for excellent conversations. Focusing the conversations on the money concepts embedded in the story can make abstract financial topics more relevant to the kids. Here are some of my favorites.
Alexander Who used to be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst
Double Fudge by Judy Blume
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
Money Hungry by Sharon G. Flake
My Life in Pink and Green by Lisa Greenwald