When he was younger, my economics son loved the Penny Candy books in the Uncle Eric Series, written by Richard Maybury. These books come from a free market perspective and are politically conservative/libertarian.
Many people use that book with the coordinating workbook for their economics study in high school.
If this seems too basic, or you are interested in digging deeper, my son really loves Economics in One Lesson by Hazlitt.
For my older son, who was not particularly interested in economics, we chose to use the Teaching Company lectures instead. It seemed the least painful way to introduce him to economics. Here is the link for that course:
It’s interesting to note that economics is like politics – books can represent the world view and political persuasion of the author. It can be difficult to find a perspective that matches your own. I’m not sure these books are a “perfect” match for our family, but they definitely worked!
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