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Trading And Bartering: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about trading and bartering?

As you can see, this list of kids books about trading and bartering is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about trading and bartering, please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

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Rufus the Writer
Written by Elizabeth Bram & illustrated by Chuck Groenink
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
Rather than a lemonade stand, Rufus sets up a story stand one summer and makes a series of trades with his friends--a story for a shell, for a kitten, for a surprise, and one more as a special birthday gift for his sister.
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The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish
Written by Neil Gaiman & illustrated by Dave McKean
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8
> "I'll swap you my dad," I said. > "Oh-oh," said my little sister. What if you wanted your best friend's two goldfish so much that you'd swap anything for them, even your father? What if your mother came home and found out what you'd done? _The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish_ is a hilarious adventure and was the first book for younger readers from the acclaimed author and illustrator of the _New York Times_ best-sellers _The Wolves in the Walls_ and _Coraline._ Chosen as one of _Newsweek_ magazine's Best Children's Books of the Year, _The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish_ is beloved by readers of all ages. This new edition features brand-new jacket art and an afterword by the author on the origins of this unique and wonderfully funny story.

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