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Better Than a Lemonade Stand!: Small Business Ideas for Kids


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Bernstein, Daryl
Beyond Words Publishing
Husberg, Rob
Concepts - Money
Activity Books
Children s Picture Books-Concepts General
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Grade Level:
from 4 up to 9
f-c gloss jacket w- no sfx; b-w int. ill
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
from 9 up to 14

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