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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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  • MomFriday, February 15, 2019 at 4:56 am
    I haven't read it, but my 3rd grade daughter is reading it now as part of a book club in school. It may be a wonderful book but I am angry that the author felt it necessary in the first chapter to spoil E.B. White's Charlotte's Web for kids everywhere by telling what the ending is. My daughter said the book "flunked (spoiled) Charlotte's Web" for her and I am so disappointed as that classic is one of the best reads of all time.
    • SillylilyWednesday, January 9, 2019 at 6:36 pm
      Great book! I read it alone in 3rd grade
      • skyWednesday, January 9, 2019 at 5:13 pm
        the best book ever!!!!
        • dunkelosteus587
          dunkelosteus587Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 1:48 pm
          it was great i read it in 2nd grad my teacher read it to me.
          • Archana RagothaWednesday, November 14, 2018 at 5:50 pm
            I loved this book so much!
            • raideratte
              raideratteThursday, November 8, 2018 at 3:39 pm44 stars
              This book is soooo good 👍👍👍👍👍👍
              • Shayleeyoy123 Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 6:19 am
                It was boring. I read a couple of pages. 😬
                • bobFriday, May 25, 2018 at 10:17 am
                  this is the coolest book ever
                  • raideratte
                    raideratteThursday, November 8, 2018 at 3:40 pm44 stars
                    I know right?!
                  • Sans Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 2:15 pm
                    I love it I love how Evan has a temper tantrum
                    • raideratte
                      raideratteThursday, November 8, 2018 at 3:40 pm44 stars
                    • Laura RatcliffWednesday, March 7, 2018 at 4:22 pm
                      I absolutely love everything about this book. It even has a cool cover! A definite 5 star book!!!!!! ⭐️🌟⭐️🌟⭐️

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