Cash Kat

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Cash Kat
Gram Hatter and Kat set off on an adventure. Gram quickly folds up a pirate hat and places it on Kat’s head and they begin their mission to help clean up the city park. Volunteering turns into a treasure hunt as Kat finds pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and even a dollar. With each discovery Kat gets a new hat and Gram Hatter teaches Kat how to count her coins as they pick up litter at the park. When Kat adds up her money, there’s enough for ice cream. Or should she donate the money to support the park instead?

This fictional story includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 30-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. Cash Kat is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension. Tap animals and other things that make noise to hear their sounds.

Written by Linda Joy Singleton, Illustrated by Christina Wald
32 pg, 8.5x10, Ages 4-8, Lexile: 564
Hardcover 9781628557282 $17.95  
Paperback 9781628557350 $9.95  
Spanish Paperback 9781628557428 $11.95  
EBook 9781628557633 Purchase Here
Spanish EBook 9781628557701 Purchase Here
Keywords:   add/addition, character, perseverance, social-emotional skill development, counting, currency, litter, math symbols (currency, decimals, fractions), place value
Vetters:   Thanks to Rachel Hilchey, 5th grade math teacher and Hallsville ISD (TX) 2014 Elementary Teacher of the Year for verifying the accuracy of the math-related information in this book.


A well-rounded book with both fiction and non-fiction elements, Cash Kat makes for an enjoyable way to embrace concepts of money, community, and the environment through picture book reading. - The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

I really liked all of the math and the counting coins. - Jewel, age 8 for Kids Book Buzz

Heartwarming story with learning along the way. - Puget Sound Council for the Review of Children's Books

Author/Illustrator Info:

Linda Joy Singleton has been writing for as long as she can remember. She is the award-winning author of 38 books, including the young adult series The Seer and Dead Girl. Linda lives in northern California with her husband, surrounded by horses, peacocks, dogs, wild turkeys and demanding cats. Visit her website at

In addition to Cash Kat, Christina Wald has illustrated Fibonacci Zoo, A Cool Summer Tail, A Warm Winter Tail, Habitat Spy, Little Red Bat, and Henry the Impatient Heron for Arbordale. She also enjoys illustrating a wide variety of toys, games, books, and magazines. From a book that featured hundreds of animals on each page (Look, Find, and Learn: Animals of the World) to games including the Star Wars role playing game series, every assignment covers something new and exciting. In recent years, she has illustrated tons of different animals for books and other publications. Christina enjoys the research aspect of such projects, saying that each new book is a fascinating new learning experience. She often integrates travel to research for her illustrations. She lives in Ohio with her husband and three cats. Visit Christina's website.


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