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Oct 13 2020

Show me the money by Sue Lawson and Karen Tayleur

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Wild Dog, 2020. ISBN: 9781742035895.
(Age: 8+) Recommended. Show me the money is a contemporary non-fiction publication which gives the reader a detailed look at Australia's money. The Contents page clearly sets out the topics for an easy search for the required information. The book begins with the history of money in Australia and then moves onto our coins, and banknotes. Each note is clearly explained with a large coloured image and information links to all the different details. The key figures on each note are explained with a timeline of important dates and an interesting biography. There are fast facts at the end, a conclusion and a comprehensive timeline showing Before Colonisation to 2020 Next generation of notes. The book also contains a glossary, an index and a list of pictures and images used throughout the book.
This informative book would be a valuable resource in any school and public library. Teacher's notes are available. Themes: Australian money, Banknotes, Coins, History.
Kathryn Beilby

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