About the Book: Evan Treski is people-smart. He is good at talking with people, even grownups. His younger sister, Jessie, on the other hand, is math-smart—but not especially good at understanding people. She knows that feelings are her weakest subject. So when their lemonade war begins, there really is no telling who will win—and even more important, if their fight will ever end.
Here is a clever blend of humor and math fun. As it captures the one-of-a-kind bond between brother and sister, this poignant novel subtly explores how arguments can escalate beyond anyone’s intent.
My Two Cents: I loved the imperfect and realistic sibling relationship in this book and the way little bits of math and business were woven throughout. The alternating viewpoints help readers see both sides of the story really effectively, and the sibling relationship, with all its ups and downs, is really lovely foundation for all the fun and learning that takes place in the pages.
Grade Level: 3-5
- Jacqueline Davies’ website, including a teacher’s guide, printable bookmarks, and the official book trailer
- The Lemonade War website, which includes additional teacher’s guides
- Have fun learning about money with info, games, and videos here
- Make your own lemonade and start a lemonade stand, or if the weather doesn’t cooperate, play this virtual lemonade stand game
More to Read:
- Another brother and sister who see the world in very different ways: Rules by Cynthia Lord
- Another contemporary story with siblings, problem solving, and a fun citrus twist: One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street by Joanne Rocklin
- Another story of siblings and their adventures with money: Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce
- And, of course, the rest of the books in this series: The Lemonade Crime, The Bell Bandit, and The Candy Smash