The Toothpaste Millionaire





Rufus has an idea – to sell simple toothpaste for a fair price with a modest profit. He makes money, creates jobs, and helps others make money. As Kate’s father said, “Rufus’s only crime was cutting through a lot of red tape. He should be an example to the whole country.”


The Toothpaste Millionaire by Jean Merrill

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Blueberry Mountain





Buck Evans has been taking care of the small family farm in the Poconos ever since his father was crippled. Picking and selling wild blueberries each summer adds welcome income. When Buck learns of cultivated berries, which sell for much more, he and a friend begin developing a blueberry plantation on the farm.


Blueberry Mountain by Stephen W. Meader

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Mia’s Story





Mia and her family don’t have much, but they have dreams and are willing to work. Then Mia has an idea that may help their dream become possible.


Mia’s Story by Michael Foreman

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Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose





It’s free! And soft-hearted Thidwick must be nice to his guests. So more freeloaders join the pests on his antlers, until hunters have Thidwick in a terrible spot. Was Thidwick finished? Decidedly not!


Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose by Dr. Seuss

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Freedom Bee





There is little satisfaction in working when the Queen Bee takes everything each bee collects. When most of the workers settle for what the queen gives back to them, the hive becomes shabby and disaster strikes. Good thing Scout is there!


Freedom Bee by Nicole Haas

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http://www.nicolehaas.com/blog/freedom-bee

Time Will Run Back





The future has resulted in the socialist dictatorship of Wonworld. Although a bit didactic for younger readers, the story includes concept after concept pertaining to economic liberty as Peter rediscovers free markets. Ultimately, he realizes that “individual freedom is impossible without individual responsibility.”


Time Will Run Back by Henry Hazlitt


http://mises.org/daily/2457

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