Financial Education Book List for August

Little Rock, Ark. – Treasurer of State Dennis Milligan released his book suggestions today for the month of August for his reading initiative, “Educate Your Financial Future.” This financial education initiative will focus on teaching children in grades pre-K through 12th about saving money and spending wisely.

This month’s books are listed below. A description of each book will be available on the Treasury’s websiteFacebook and Twitter accounts:

“Curious George Saves His Pennies,” by Margaret & H.A. Rey

“Lily Learns About Wants and Needs,” by Lisa Bullard

“The Squirrel Manifesto,” by Ric Edelman

“National Geographic: Everything Money,” by Kathy Furgang

“Kids Can Make Money Too! How Young People Can Succeed Financially,” by Vada Lee Jones

Watch Treasurer Milligan read “Curious George Saves His Pennies” with your children here!


Dennis Milligan was elected Treasurer of State in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. The State Treasury is responsible for overseeing the state’s $4.5 billion portfolio. Since taking office in 2015, Milligan has receipted the state more than $380 million in investment returns and has grown the investment portfolio’s receipts to some of the highest levels in nearly a decade.