Welcome to The

Baobab Money Tree Series

Bringing Financial Literacy
into the classroom and the home
Baobab Series

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Meet the Characters

Join our animal families as they explore money concepts at the Baobab Tree. Watch a Sneak Peak video introducing you to the characters.

Financial Literacy Curriculum

Check out our FREE 2nd-5th grade curriculum while you read the Baobab Money Tree book series. Let us help you talk money together.

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   Meet Sassy our lovable Tour Guide! She will encourage your family to take ACTION on the money concepts you are learning as you read. 

Meet the Author

Hi, my name is Dani Mendonsa

The Baobab Money Tree Series is set in Southern Africa. A lovable tour guide, Sassy, walks 7-10 year olds  through important money concepts. Each family that lives by the watering hole provides kids with the opportunity to look at Budgeting, Meal Preparation, Entrepreneurship, Saving and more. Join me as we learn Financial Literacy concepts in a fun and engaging way!

 
 

I am a K-6 certified Elementary School teacher in Richmond, Virginia, and my passion for teaching students about money inspired me to write these books. I integrated financial concepts into my classroom whenever I could and quickly found that Literature was the easiest way to do so. This is why I decided to publish a book series and an Elementary curriculum that weaves financial literacy concepts into an Elementary K-5 day. 

 
 

co-created the ChooseFI K-12 Financial Education Curriculum which can be used by your family for FREE as you explore the Baobab Money Tree Book Series.

I am a K-6 certified Elementary School teacher in Richmond, Virginia, and my passion for teaching students about money inspired me to write these books. I integrated financial concepts into my classroom whenever I could and quickly found that Literature was the easiest way to do so. This is why I decided to publish a book series and an Elementary curriculum that weaves financial literacy concepts into an Elementary K-5 day. 

The Baobab Money Tree Series is set in Southern Africa. A lovable tour guide, Sassy, walks 7-10 year olds  through important money concepts. Each family that lives by the watering hole provides kids with the opportunity to look at Budgeting, Meal Preparation, Entrepreneurship, Saving and more. Join me as we learn Financial Literacy concepts in a fun and engaging way!

 
 

I am a K-6 certified Elementary School teacher in Richmond, Virginia, and my passion for teaching students about money inspired me to write these books. I integrated financial concepts into my classroom whenever I could and quickly found that Literature was the easiest way to do so. This is why I decided to publish a book series and an Elementary curriculum that weaves financial literacy concepts into an Elementary K-5 day. 

 

 
 

An Elementary Educator, Certified Financial Instructor and mother to two children.

I am passionate  about educating our youth and so have joined a team of educators from across the country to create the ChooseFI PreK-12 Financial Literacy Curriculum.

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Our Books

Coming Soon

Book 1

Planning a Party

Elle creates a shopping list, and successfully sticks to her first budget plan

Book 2

Birthday
Bash

The animals at the watering hole realize the value of quality time and friendship

Book 3

Super Fun
Staycation

Will the kids stick to their spending plan or will their money be gone at the first ice cream stand?

What Our Readers Are Saying

Amazing Feedback

I finished 5 books with my sons and they immediately asked if there were anymore. 

I loved watching how the concepts layered  and built on each other

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