The Beatles may have gotten it right when they sang, "I don't care too much for money, for money can't buy me love," but the fact remains that money is an essential part of our lives. The current economic downturn has impacted American families from all walks of life, and that includes tots. Parents want to protect their carefree children from the financial anxieties that keep them up at night, but even toddlers can pick up on stress within the home. Books can help with communication regarding family budgets or cutbacks that may be happening by presenting them in a clear and age-appropriate manner. Keep reading for a selection that will help guide parents through the confusing issues surrounding money and finances.