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The Lemonade War (The Lemonade War #1)

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  7,854 ratings  ·  880 reviews
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’ lemon
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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published April 23rd 2007 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Sandra
Loved this book!

Evan and Jessie Treski will be in the same fourth grade classroom next year, since Jessie will skip one grade. Evan is not really happy with the idea of having his little sister in his same grade, specially because Jessie is the "smart-one" and he's scared to death of being embarrassed by her.
Jessie can't understand why Evan is so mad at her. She was feeling so happy she'll be in Evan's class next year since he is the "good-one-understanding-people" and can help her to fit in th
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Jenny
Evan and his younger sister have a totally different reaction to the news that they will be in the same class next year. Evan is not feeling very good about having his younger sister skipping third grade and being in fourth grade with him next school year. Jesse is excited to be in her big brother's room. She feels he will be her gateway to having friends in her class this year and will ease her into being the new girl in the class. As the summer is closely coming to an end they begin a "friendl ...more
Martha Freeman
“The Lemonade War” is an excellent back-to-school title that deserves its place on the Amazon bestseller list.

Jessie and Evan are sister and brother, only 14 months apart in age and – because Jessie has skipped – both entering fourth grade. Jessie is good at math but not so good at people, and Evan is the opposite.

The two are close not only because of their complementary talents but also, the reader infers, because of the tough times they weathered as their parents’ marriage fell apart.

Now it’
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Brenda
With the start of school just around the corner The Lemonade Wars by Jacqueline Davies is a perfect reading fit. What would you do if you discovered that your little sister was going to skip into your grade at school next year? Not only your grade, but also your exact classroom because there is only one 4th grade in the school? That is the news the letter from school had to share. Jessie is good at school. She is smart. She has great ideas. She loves to get things done and to solve problems. She ...more
April
Derek read this to me and I totally enjoyed it. Take away for us was to recognize that the way we see things might not be the same way someone else does and to appreciate your siblings.
Sarika Patkotwar
I used to read Middle Grade books when I myself was a middle grader. Then I don't know how, but I stopped reading MG books. The sole explanation I had for the same is that I outgrew those books. Then I won a couple of books that fall under the genre in giveaways. My first thought when I received those books was that I would give them away. One Sunday afternoon, I was browsing my book shelf for a quick and small read. I couldn't find anything. That's when I came across The Lemonade War and I thou ...more
Barbara
A colleague I teach with recommended this book to me as a possible classroom read aloud, and I enjoyed it. Jacqueline Davies seems to really understand children well, and her characters react very realistically to events that happen in their lives. The plot revolves around a brother and sister, Jessie and Evan, who care about each other very much, but have very different strengths and weaknesses that are causing conflict for them. Jessie is very strong academically, but doesn't know how to relat ...more
Emma G
Money Over Mind?
What would you do if your pesky little sister is now in your grade? What would you do if someone you love now hates you? These are questions Jessie and Evan have to ask themselves one summer day. In between the both of them- loving siblings are now turned against each other, and in the house, chaos unfolds. What would you do?
When Evan recieves a letter about his sister Jessie getting into his grade he is absolutely furious. He stops talking to Jessie, and this stops Jessies wo
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Keita Hayakawa
80 min

7 word

Evan
Jessie
summer
letter
angry
Scott
money

Question

If your sister or brother are same class with you, how do you feel?

I don't like this situation. I don't like my little sister. I think many people hate this situation. When I was a elementary school child, I often met my sister in my school. I felt bad.

After read

This book is very very very difficult for me. I couldn't understand some sentences. I want to understand this book soon.


12/3

78min

7 words

Evan
Compete
Sell
Lemonade
hate
Win
Evan

Question

W
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Kelly
Reading level: 4.1
Interest level: 4.5

From School Library Journal:

Gr 3-5-Evan Treski and his younger sister, Jessie, get along well in many ways. They play together, and their natural talents are complementary. Jessie is a whiz in math and other school subjects, but "feelings were her weakest subject." Evan is competent in the social arena, but he is not such a good student. Their relationship changes the summer between Evan's third and fourth grades, when a letter arrives announcing what the boy
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Mtbike40
Wow, this is a great book for youth to read about business. There are so many great lessons to be learned for this book. The Lemonade War is started because a brother and sister who have been very close, have some common misunderstandings about the other persons motives.

There are pertinent lessons about budgeting, profit margins, marketing & advertising, value added service, location and franchising. Really all of these issues are discussed with a kids perspective.

There is also a great bas
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Kaahini J
The Lemonade War is a really good book. I like it because the author, Jacqueline Davis, did a really good job of showing how siblings react to certain things and to each other. Also, the way you hear about both the siblings perspective in the book is good because that way you can understand why someone is acting the way they are. But my favorite thing was that the way that the author told you what each persons skill was. For example, in the book the author said that the girl, Jessie was math-sma ...more
Marfita
Evan can't do math, his younger sister (the math wiz) can't do emotions. Evan's angry because Jessie will be in his fourth grade class and will probably show him up. Instead of them doing a lemonade stand together, they set up competing stands. The capitalism is sandwiched between bouts of drama and junior angst. The children learn valuable family dynamics lessons at the end, except for Scott, who really needs to be in Juvenile Detention.
There's more story to this one than in Gary Paulsen's Lawn
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Alexa
I thought the book was about conflict. Evan and Jessie were constantly having fights and doing pranks on each other. A fight Evan and Jessie had was about how Evan didn't want his little sister in second grade to be in the same grade as him this year. A prank Jessie pulled on Evan was when she put dirt, caterpillars, inchworms, and dead fruit files in Evan's lemonade mix. When Evan went to sell the lemonade, he got a lot of customers who bought lemonade and then asked for their money back becaus ...more
Sueij
My 10 year old received this from his teacher at the end of 3rd grade and read it in a day, declaring it his favorite book ever. Just last week he decided to re-read it, and repeated the statement. He said I should read it too, and I told him I'd love to.

What a well-done book. It tells the story of a brother and sister who view the world in two wildly different ways, but have always been on the same team before. But now something has come between them, and they are battling it out in the Lemonad
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Maka
One of the books I read when I was younger, I loved it back then and I still love it now! The characters are very likable and the story is pretty simple but I love simplicity as long as its not boring which this book wasn't.Its been a while since I read a book so simple,interesting, and funny! Totally recommended to people who want a refreshing and relaxing story! Maybe with a glass of lemonade! (Pun intended)
Elizabeth
I read this because Santi read it, loved it, and insisted that I read it, too. I did love the playground trial and the sibling loyalty, which I'm sure was the reason for his recommendation. However, I haaaaaattttte when books for middle grade kids normalize romance. Really? Eight-year-olds with crushes? Ack!
Leslie Wilkins
Excellent book for reading out loud to the kids. This clever series introduces industry-related concepts with each chapter. This book focuses on business and marketing. But the story is so well done, readers don't realize they're learning at the same time.
Melissa
I could not put this down. Yes, it's about childish brother-sister angst, but it's not ordinary. And this book includes graphic features and math skills, an opportunity to really push my students, getting them to truly connect their learning.
Kate
Things have been strained between Evan and Jessie since they found out that Jessie will be skipping a grade. That means she'll be in the fourth grade next year, like Evan - and worst of all, they'll be in the same class. Evan's worried that Jessie's intelligence will make him look bad. Jessie's worried she won't make friends as easily as Evan does. Their worries and anger at each other spark an all-out lemonade stand war. Whoever earns the most money at their respective lemonade stand by the sta ...more
2017abbyr
The Lemonade War, by Jacqueline Davies, is a book that will educate you and make you think more about siblings. If you have a sibling, it makes you want to run and hug them on every page. The Lemonade War is about two siblings, Evan and his sister Jessie who got into a fight and started a contest of who can get the most money just by doing a lemonade stand. Evan got really annoyed because Jessie was supposed to be in 4th grade this year but she is so smart that she skipped a grade and was going ...more
Alexism

The lemonade War is about a brother and a sister who on their last week of summer have nothing to do. Evan is Jesse's older brother who always looks out for her, but when the letter comes in… Evan doesn't even want to look at Jesse. Evan invites Scott Spencer over(Evan doesn’t even like Scott, just that all his friends were either busy or out of town)and decides to do a lemonade stand with him. Jesse offers to help out, but out of ,still, anger he rejects her offer. Jesse decides to do a stand
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Massie  block
The book I just finish reading is called The Lemonade war by Jacqueline davies This book is interesting in many ways. I like how the author can make a fun and interesting book with the idea of a lemonade stand. The relationship between Evan and Jessie is sweet. What is also sweet was when their father left them and their mother was sad the swore that they would never fight in front of her again ,and when Jessie was mad at her father for doing that she threw the snow globe her dad gave her and it ...more
Kayla Fjellbo
The world is a thirsty place he thought as he emptied his 4th pitcher of the day and I am the lemonade king. Fourth grader Evan Treski is people-smart he is good at talking with people, even grown ups. His youngest 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. This first book of the five book series keeps readers wanting more, and that' ...more
Teresa
Jessie is skipping from second grade to 4th in the fall--the only problem is that her older brother Evan is in 4th, and in the last few days of summer the family gets a letter saying that there will be only one 4th grade class. Evan is devastated--now his friends will know that his sister is smarter than he is. (And later ha realizes that he doesn't want HER to know it, either.) She has a gift for math and is generally bright, if compulsive about organization, and not good at reading people (nev ...more
Pandora
The story of a fight between a brother (Evan) and sister (Jessie) is told from each point view. Chapter 1 is Evan then Chapter 2 is Jessie. This makes for a very effective showcase of how misunderstandings can become big fights when people are not honest with each other.

The story also mixes in math and business tips in a clever way that doesn't intrude on the story. The story also shows that Jessie and Evan are best as a team. Jessie excels in math but, lacks the ability to understand other peo
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Becky
I enjoyed this book even more the second time around. The Lemonade War is the story of two siblings--Evan and Jessie--and their week-long war over who can make the most money selling lemonade. Officially, this war is all about WHO can earn $100 in just five days, the last five days of summer vacation. The winner takes it all. If he wins, he gets to keep his earnings and her earnings. And vice versa. He dreams of an iPod. She dreams of giving money to an animal rescue league.

Until the last week
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Emily Akelaitis
This book brought me back to the times where I would have "friendly" competition with my younger sisters. Unfortunately, someone would most likely end up crying at the end. Over half the time, it was not me. Thankfully...

In this book, a sister and brother are enjoying their summer, and school is starting in a week. Jessie and Evan have been doing lemonade stands with each other all summer long. One day, their school teacher letters come in, and Evan is not pleased with the teacher his younger si
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Ella
I just finished a really good book called The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies. It has 173 pages in this book. It is a realistic fiction book.

The main characters are Jessie and Evan. This book is about a brother and a sister who get along great, until one day a letter came and said that some people had to skip a grade. That one person was Jessie, Evan's little sister. Even was very mad so started being mean to her. Jessie didn't know why. One day she asked if Evan wanted to have a lemonade stan
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ReGina
Evan and his little sister Jessie usually do everything together, including selling lemonade. However, one event drives a wedge between them and suddenly they are pitted against each other in a lemonade-selling contest.

This is an excellent book for 3-5 graders for a couple of reasons. One, I love any book that intertwines another subject. As Evan has to figure out the calculations for how much lemonade he needs to sell, he writes the division problem and then also graphically represents it to fi
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