Currencies of the World: How Money Works (Hardcover)

How Money Works

By Julie Ellis

New Holland Publishing Australia Pty Ltd, 9781921580031, 48pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2011



This book is all about money. Money is such an important part of our world, so it's hard to believe there was a time when there was no such thing and the first paper money only appeared in China about 1,000 years ago.

Currencies of the World takes you from the earliest times, when people traded food and tools with each other, through the advent of coins, the development of international trade, the world financial system and how it works to the modern day world. It explains the role of banks, including the World Bank, the stock market, all the way to credit cards and internet banking--it even has tips to help kids manage their own money.

Currencies of the World includes a Glossary and Exercises.

About the Author

Julie Ellis has been both a librarian and a school teacher and she is the author of many books for children. She lives in New Zealand with her family.