For a full hour, he poured lemonade. The world is a thirsty place, he thought as he nearly emptied his fourth pitcher of the day. And I am the Lemonade King.

Fourth-grader Evan Treski is people-smart. He’s good at talking with people, even grownups. His younger sister, Jessie, on the other hand, is math-smart, but not especially good with people. So when the siblings’ lemonade stand war begins, there really is no telling who will win—or even if their fight will ever end. Brimming with savvy marketing tips for making money at any business, definitions of business terms, charts, diagrams, and even math problems, this fresh, funny, emotionally charged novel subtly explores how arguments can escalate beyond anyone’s intent.

Awards: 2009 Rhode Island Children's Book Award, 2007 New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, North Carolina Children’s Book Award 2011, 2011 Nutmeg Award (Connecticut)

Check out for more information on The Lemonade War Series, including sequels The Lemonade Crime, The Bell Bandit, and The Candy Smash.

Hardcover, 192 pages
Published on April 23, 2007 by HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0618750436
ISBN-13: 9780618750436
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  • lol183
    lol183Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 4:09 pm33 stars
    At first, maybe you would think ‘they are having a lemonade war by putting lemonade into water guns and doing it that way’. Or at least that is what I thought when I first saw the book. But this book is about a brother and sister having a lemonade stand to see who can earn more money. The purpose of this book is that is doesn’t matter how much money you can earn if you get into a fight with your sibling or friend, it only matters that you can work around problems just by talking to each other! I recommend this book to grades 2+
    • stelliesocool
      stelliesocoolSaturday, January 6, 2018 at 7:48 pm55 stars
      I read this book in 3rd grade it was the BEST!!!!!😀😀😀😀
      • doggie22
        doggie22Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 4:15 pm55 stars
        I read this book in 2nd grade!!
        • alilovd
          alilovdWednesday, November 8, 2017 at 2:41 pm55 stars
          Lemonade War series is BEAST!!!!!! Awesome! I love this series with Evan and his sister, Jessie. I have the whole series and I've had it for 5 years. Not kidding! And in 4th grade, I read this book and absolutely got attached.!
          • MelodySaturday, November 4, 2017 at 2:52 am
            Good book
            • hymapuloja
              hymapulojaTuesday, October 31, 2017 at 8:01 am55 stars
              I loved this book it was intresting because brother and sister accused a boy of stealing the brothers 245 dollars
              • dolphin5
                dolphin5Monday, September 18, 2017 at 6:19 pm
                Seems good! -Dolphin🐬
                • kaylaWednesday, September 13, 2017 at 2:15 pm
                  i'm doing homework
                  • LiaFriday, August 25, 2017 at 3:47 am
                    It's the best ever!
                    • bookloverTuesday, July 25, 2017 at 7:32 am
                      best book ever