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Bank Robberies: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about bank robberies?

As you can see, this list of kids books about bank robberies is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about bank robberies, please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

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Baby's First Bank Heist
Written by Jim Whalley & illustrated by Stephen Collins
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Move over, Bonnie and Clyde, because there’s a new criminal mastermind in town . . . Baby Frank! Baby Frank is dangerously cute, and he’s about to pull off the most daring baby bank heist ever. Why? His parents say that he can’t have a pet—“pets are for older kids,” “be happy with your teddy,” and “they cost too much to keep,” they say. What’s a baby to do . . . ? Rob a bank, of course! You have been warned . . . With eye-catching illustrations from Guardian cartoonist Stephen Collins, this laugh-out-loud rhyming text is Boss Baby meets Mission Impossible.

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What Goes Up...
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

After Stealing a million in investment cash, a desperate robber commandeers a hot air balloon at the local exposition, only to be lost in a raging storm. The balloon was tracked to a high mountain area before going down. When Police Chief McGinnis refuses to take Nancy on the recovery effort, she and the girls stowaway with the investment bankers, also climbing the mountain, in an effort to recover their funds. Unfortunately, once the balloon is found, they learn that they’ve hung out with the wrong group - the bankers were in on it with the robbers!

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Jack Goes West
Written by Mac Barnett & illustrated by Greg Pizzoli
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

From New York Times bestselling author Mac Barnett and Geisel Award-winning illustrator Greg Pizzoli, an uproarious early reader series about a mischievous rabbit, a cranky old lady, and a lovable dog. Jack and the Lady take the train West to visit a dude ranch. One night, there’s a bank robbery next door, and Jack is pegged as the bandit. But thanks to Jack’s new rope tricks, the real robber is caught, and Jack leaves the Wild West a free rabbit with a big secret. Welcome to the laugh-out-loud and irreverent world of Jack, a new early reader series by the New York Times bestselling and award-winning team of Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli.

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The Case of Piggy's Bank
Written by Dosh Archer
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

There’s a new cop on the scene with a nose for justice, and his name is Detective Paw of the Law! He’s an old dog, which is why he leaves all the new tricks up to his partner, Patrol Officer Prickles, a young officer with all the latest police gadgets! In The Case of the Piggy’s Bank, Paw and Prickles are called to the scene of Piggy’s Bank, where all the money has vanished! Can Paw and Prickles crack the case? Young readers can learn about police procedures and detective work as they follow along with Detective Paw and try to solve the case themselves!

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