This month, I had a blast visiting the LANK school in Virginia to read E is for Economics and L is for Law to some adorable preschoolers as part of their annual book fair. We enjoyed learning our ABCs for the younger students and discussing economics concepts at a basic level for those in their PreK year. Many thanks to them for hosting me!
I feel blessed to live in a city with so many independent bookstores. I feel even more lucky to have E is for Economics on the shelves at a number of them.
You can find E is for Economics on the shelves at all three Politics and Prose locations around DC, including the new Union Market and The Wharf shops, and at East City Bookshop on Capitol Hill. Hooray for awesome independent bookstores! The Connecticut Avenue Politics and Prose location and East City Bookshop have especially large children's books sections - so much so that I have to stop myself from going sometimes because I leave with way too many books!
Thank you to Read.Learn.Repeat. for this themed review of E is for Economics! Below is an excerpt.
The first step toward mastering any new subject is acquiring the associated language. But the language of finance is often absent from early childhood, and probably from most conversations with children. Authored by an Economist who noted this absence, this book is designed to build foundational language and facilitate further education.
Thank you to Dream Reader Kids for this delightful review of E is for Economics! Below is an excerpt.
The New ABC
I am amazed by all of the creativity coming from the ABC genre. I’m calling it a genre, because it has become a solid category and this is my blog!!!! Here are a few of my current favorites.
E is for Economics is written by Veronica Goodman. This book is a sure hit for all of the parents who enjoyed studying Economics. It is not just an ABC book, it is a gateway for kids who want to learn more.
Thank you to The Baby Bookworm for this thoughtful review of E is for Economics! Below is an excerpt.
Hello, friends! Our book today is E Is For Economics, written by Veronica Goodman and illustrated by Nicole Jones Sturk, a playfully financial-themed alphabet book for budding baby economists.
Little readers are introduced to various economic principles and figures, from “A is for Adam Smith” (philosopher/father of modern economics) to “Z is for Zero Sum” (a situation in which whatever is gained by one side is lost by the other). Each term is accompanied by an adorably colorful illustration, often a literal or figurative interpretation of the subject, and sometimes with a tongue-in-cheek twist of humor.
Thank you to MaiStoryBook for this educational review of E is for Economics! Below is an excerpt.
As a future first grade teacher, letter recognition, phonics, and phonemics will be the cornerstone of instruction. First grade= where the reading happens! Therefore, alphabet books will be crucial to supporting students as they learn the letters and their sounds. An important part of teaching~ make lessons relevant to students lives! And what could be more relevant than the economy aka $$$. Even little ones understand the basic concepts of money~ and with this economic alphabet book, be prepared to dive further into the realms of economics. Introduce your little ones, and even *yourself* to the language of economics (there are more than a few new economic terms I learned from this book!).
I love to see before and after illustration posts so here is one for E is for Economics. I sent the talented Nicole Jones Sturk detailed descriptions of each page and she sketched a version for input. After patiently dealing with my quirky edits, she'd design the final version. Here is the draft sketch versus the final design for the M page.
Happy Book Birthday, E is for Economics! You started out as a doodle on my to-do list and now you're finally here. Thanks to everyone who has called, texted, emailed, messaged to offer support and congratulations! I'm really grateful and since I'm terrible at keeping in touch, it's been a wonderful opportunity to catch up. Special thanks to my social-media resistant husband for always encouraging my quirky endeavors and to S, the ultimate muse who inspired the book. And to Nicole, the illustrator, for bringing the concepts to life so beautifully.
"My two year old thinks that E is For Economics is the best economics book he has ever read. And I enjoyed it as well. It is a great way for children to practice the alphabet and engage with some bigger economic ideas and parents might learn a thing or two as well. Economists of any age would particularly benefit from trying to capture even a fraction of Veronica Goodman’s ability to convey ideas in a concise, humorous and colorful manner.”
- Jason Furman, Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and former Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers
Here are two interior sample pages from the book!
After the release, you'll be able to pick up copies of E is for Economics at all three Politics and Prose locations around Washington, D.C. I'm so proud that my book will be on the shelves at D.C.'s marquee bookstore.
Exciting news! Months ago, I looked for an economics-themed book for kids with no luck. So, I decided to write my own and it'll be released on 5/1! I always hoped I'd write a book; I just didn't think it'd be one for people who can't read...yet. Here is the description:
From Adam Smith to Zero Sum, #EisforEconomics is a humorous, colorful introduction to the language of economics for preschool-age children. The book features a new economics term for every letter of the alphabet, illustrated by full-color, playful images to entertain parents and children alike as you move from A to Z. While I wouldn't recommend that you use this book to study for your econ Ph.D. exams or to make important investment decisions, if you want to teach your child the alphabet, this is the book for you!