FUN BUSINESS BOOKS FOR KIDS
Kids learn about starting a business and being entrepreneurs.
WHO SAYS KIDS CAN'T BE ENTREPRENEURS
These interactive stories are perfect for middle grade readers who want to learn how to start a business. Kids learn practical business math, economics, marketing, negotiation, problem solving, and resilience through characters they care about.
BUSINESS ADVENTURE BOOKS FOR KIDS
KidVenture stories are business adventures where kids figure out how to market their company, understand risk, and negotiate. Each chapter ends with a challenge, including business decisions, ethical dilemmas and interpersonal conflict for young readers to wrestle with. As the story progresses, the characters track revenue, costs, profit margin, and other key metrics which are explained in simple, fun ways that tie into the story.
KidVenture teaches kids concepts like Profit & Loss through anecdotes, and most importantly that business is fundamentally built upon trust.
Lots of great things for kids to learn in this story.
Not your typical business book for kids, if that weren’t honestly such a rarity to begin with. We too often underestimate kids’ capacities to learn about finances, understand risks and rewards, and develop their own strategic thinking.
KidVenture introduces basic business concepts in an accessible format that respects its target audience
My 10 year-old daughter picked up this book and couldn't put it down. She loved learning about business ideas and got really caught up in the story at the same time.
This is a great book for any kid who is interested in starting their own business or who just wants to understand business better.
We need more books that celebrate business-owners and entrepreneurs. People are yearning for pro-business entertainment and books, but they are incredibly rare because the kind of people who become writers are usually clueless about business.
The great thing about this book is it educates both kids and their parents.
This book was a lot of fun to read. I really liked the characters. There were several scenes that made me laugh. I think this is a great way to teach kids about business and how to think about the different aspects involved in being an entrepreneur, like how to negotiate, and what to do when things don't go the way you planned. Also important lessons on how to treat your customers and those you work with.
What Makes KidVenture Unique
Kids learn alongside the main characters as they start a business and, through trial and error, come to understand important concepts like price discovery, market research, profit margin, productivity, and return on investment.
Throughout the story the characters are constantly negotiating — with each other, as they figure out whether to be partners, which rules they need to follow, how to divide the profits; and with customers, as they troubleshoot unanticipated problems.
The young entrepreneurs in the story keep track of revenue and expenses, estimate the value of investments, and learn how to think about the value of time. Peek at their calculations as they go.
Nothing comes easy to the young entrepreneurs in the story. They learn from their mistakes, try something different, and keep experimenting until they find what works. Kids learn the importance of not giving up when things don’t go according to plan.
Each chapter ends with thought-provoking questions that ask the reader if they think the characters are tackling the problems they face the right way, or if there are alternative solutions. Often, there are no obvious solutions, so kids can engage their imagination to problem solve.
Get inside the character’s heads as they make critical decisions and perform worst/normal/best case analysis and compare the potential upside to the expected downside. Kids learn to think of risk in sophisticated ways that are simple to understand.
Kids encounter ethical dilemmas that arise from the plot and are asked what they would do in those circumstances. The characters learn that how they treat customers, partners and employees is a big part of being successful.
All of these lessons are woven through a fun plot full of unexpected surprises in a way that is not preachy or simplistic. The banter between the characters will make you chuckle. At its heart, starting a business is an adventure.
Great book for parents to read with kids as there are many situations ripe for discussion. Characters learn that knowing how to ask for help is a critical skill.