The Lemonade War (The Lemonade War Series)

Book 1 of 5 in the The Lemonade War Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 2 - 5S4.127392

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
435 Book Reviews
  • the-odd1sout
    the-odd1soutover 2 years33 stars
    Neat. I really want to read it. Like alot. I think that it would be cool to read.
    • zojo456
      zojo456over 2 years55 stars
      This book is a fantastic realistic-fiction novel by Jacqueline Davies, about a brother and a sister, named Jessie and Evan, who made a bet of who can make 100 dollars by the fourth of July, and the winner takes all, and the loser gets nothing. I own this book, and i could read it over, and over, and over again.
      • cupcake_kate
        cupcake_kateover 2 years22 stars
        I thought that this book was an ok book. It was good but it just was not what I really liked to read. My mom chose it so I had to read it. It was an ok book I guess.
        • sylvie55555
          sylvie55555over 2 years44 stars
          Jessica and Evan have always been good siblings. But when Evan finds out that Jessi is going to skip a grade and be in his 5th grade class, he isn't happy. He doesn't want anyone to know that his sister is smarter than him! Plus, Jessi is now hanging out with Megan, who is his friend. His friend! So, when Jessi makes a lemonade stand with Megan after Evan says she can't do it with him, Evan is angry. Now, it's war. Read the book if you want to find out more! Happy Reading!
          • girlpower4ever
            girlpower4everover 2 years55 stars
            "The Lemonade War" is a fun, fresh, and truly zesty book about two twins competing to sell lemonade. They're polar opposites: Evan is good at talking to people but bad in school, while Jessie is introverted and skipped a grade due to her intelligence. Their differences become so distinct that the two decide to host a lemonade war - the one who earns the most money will win. As a normal competition soon spirals into hostility and deceit, however, the two siblings find themselves completely demoralized. This book is definitely a bop and I'd recommend it for all ages, including YA and young children.
            • fantasyreader65
              fantasyreader65over 2 years55 stars
              I read this book with my class at school. This book is very funny and taught alot about bi=usness and good business strategy. READ. THIS. BOOK.
              • avanumbereight
                avanumbereightabout 3 years44 stars
                This reminds me of when my sister and I were always making a competition out of everything. Mary Sue is very shy and has bad talking but can raise one hundred more dollars than her older brother. Her brother is jealous of how good she is at everything. He wants to get all her money. The only thing I didn't like about this book is all the arguing. Overall, this book is very good because of the rivalry against siblings.
                • inspirationanna
                  inspirationannaover 3 years33 stars
                  i really like the book accept alot of arguing. and i did not like the ending.
                  • rachorse11
                    rachorse11over 3 years55 stars
                    This book is so AMAZING!!!We were reading it in our class, and when we got to the end of it, everybody was so upset!!!
                    • 112over 3 years
                      I am reading this book in my class and it is such a good book☺