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The Lemonade Crime (The Lemonade War #2)

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Following the laws of our legal system, Evan and Jessie’s fourth grade class concocts a courtroom on the playground, putting Scott Spencer, alleged thief, on trial. They create a legitimate courtroom—with a judge, witnesses, a jury of their peers—and surprising consequences.
As she explores the difficulties of fairness, Jacqueline Davies once again reveals how good she is a
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published May 2nd 2011 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2011)
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Mar 08, 2015 Terri rated it really liked it
Jessie and her older brother Evan came to terms with gifted Jessie skipping third grade and joining Evan in the school's only fourth grade class, but it took a war to accomplish it. The two siblings and their friends squared off in a winner-take-all lemonade war in Davies' first book about the Treskis, The Lemonade War. I enjoyed that book but was frustrated that the issue of the missing money was never addressed. Davies' latest work resolves the issue after Jessie, who has just read a book on t ...more
Meg Allison
Never having read The Lemonade Wars, this sequel by Davis succeeds in offering up a thirst-quenching tale that can stand on its own two feet. That said, I want to read The Lemonade Wars and imagine that readers who are coming to "the crime" after having done so will enjoy it all the more.

Themes of symmetry, justice, and fairness are woven through-out this pitch-perfect novel for the 3rd and 4th grade set.

Some favorite quotes that would be ripe for class discussions and writing prompts:

One of th
Dec 29, 2015 Isobel rated it really liked it
Better than the book "The bell bandit"
Jul 09, 2012 Lisa rated it it was amazing
J. Davies wrote another awesome book that's sure to keep any kid's attention. I read this book with my son (9ys. old) and he loved it! Couldn't put it down -- even during summer break. The sibling relationship/rivalry, Evan's first "crush" and school drama between friends will connect with any 3rd-5th grade kid. We loved the story and can't wait to dive into the next Lemonade Wars series.
Arisabella B.
Mar 10, 2015 Arisabella B. rated it it was amazing
I was surprised. Usually books always have a surprise when someone gets caught doing something big. But it was the total obvious! Which also made it a surprise because you usually expect the obvious to not be the answer. But in this case it's different. But it's revealed in a different than you'd expect, again. But I do recommend to read this book and the whole series. But in this case you have to read them in order to understand them. Especially with this book you have to read the first book fi ...more
Lisa B.
Jun 17, 2014 Lisa B. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-read
Another well written book in the series. There are some very good learning opportunities mixed with in the fun story. I will definitely continue the series!
Mar 28, 2011 babyhippoface rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids-fiction
Picking up where The Lemonade War ended, this sequel tells the story of Jessie and Evan's efforts to prove Scott Spencer stole $208 from them at the end of the summer. Jessie sets up a mock courtroom on the playground after school, assigning the roles of judge, jury, and witnesses to members of their 4th grade classroom. Acting as Evan's lawyer, she sets out to prove Scott guilty. Evan, meanwhile, struggles with his friends' casual attitude toward the theft and with their willingness to remain f ...more
Oct 25, 2012 Katie rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2012
This is the sequel to The Lemonade War, a lesson in economics cleverly disguised in a story about a brother/sister lemonade stand rivalry. Like the first, The Lemonade Crime starts every chapter off with a definition-in this case, one pertaining to the different aspects of court proceedings, as the students of 4-O attempt to figure out who stole the lemonade stand money that goes missing at the end of the first book. Sadly, I didn't really enjoy this second installment. I found it to be trying t ...more
Medeia Sharif
Oct 20, 2013 Medeia Sharif rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2013
Evan and Jessie are siblings who are convinced that Scott Spencer took something from them. In the previous book, THE LEMONADE WAR, money made from selling lemonade was stolen. This sequel is a follow-up in which readers get to see what’s going on with the missing money.

Accusing Scott of theft isn’t the easiest thing since Evan and Scott are friends, plus Scott is popular. Nevertheless, Jessie wants to see justice served. Their class creates a mock trial complete with a courtroom, jury, and audi
Emily Y.
Nov 15, 2012 Emily Y. rated it it was amazing
I think this book is awesome because of the small court they had in the book mostly because I knew nothing about court until now. I like how this 4th grader set up everything for his brother so he can get his money back but I never knew a sister would do all this for her brother,would you? Now back to the small court I like how there was juries,witnesses,a lawyer, and a judge that all seems pretty cool to me and I like the suspense,who going to win the court stuff like that. I can't really relat ...more
Apr 17, 2015 ReGina rated it liked it
I really liked The Lemonade War, the first book in this series. There was a great infusion of math and the story even had a plot twist or two. This book continues that story, which isn't as interesting this go around. This time, there is a focus on the legal process and vocabulary related to that. They still sneak some math in, which is always great, but it's not as much or as good. If your kids are really attached to the characters of Evan and Jessie, they will love this one. Otherwise, they wi ...more
Jan 29, 2015 Lori rated it really liked it
Even better than the first in the series, this book teaches valuable lessons about assuming, hearsay, burden of proof, revenge, and forgiveness. At the same time, it's an engaging book about a brother and sister who don't always know what to do, even if they thought they did.
Sep 17, 2011 Alicia rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
This book alluded to some things that happened in the first book The Lemonade War (which I have not read). But it was mostly easy to follow in spite of me missing the first book. Each chapter began with an easy-to-understand definition of a judicial term, and the following chapter showed in playing out in the kids' real life. I really liked how this book's plot was very realistic and engaging and the characters were very believable. The book is a very fast read and the writing a little jerky at ...more
Lucy P
Nov 09, 2013 Lucy P rated it liked it
"The Lemonade Crime" is an exciting book. At first I thought that the main person would win but then it totally changed. I was anxious to know what happened next. I chose this book because I read the first book,"The Lemonade War" and I liked it. I would recommend this book to anybody who likes realistic fiction. Students can relate to their problems happening at school. After this book is a book called "The Bell Bandit" which is a sequel to book 1 and 2. I think there will be another fight about ...more
Davies, Jacqueline. The Lemonade Crime. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011. Print.
Summary: The mystery continues from The Lemonade War. Jessie tries to figure out what happened to the $208.00 that disappeared from her brother Evan 19s shorts. Both Jessie and Evan believe that Evan 19s friend Scott took the money. Scott keeps bragging that he bought a new Xbox 20/20. He got the game system after the money went missing. Jessie sets up a mock trial after school. Evan and Jessie are sure that S
Apr 07, 2015 Kelly added it
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EDL54500 Library Materials for Children and Youth

Title: The Lemonade Crime

Author: Jaqueline Davies

Plot: Jessie and Evan are siblings who worked hard over the summer at their lemonade stand to earn money, $208, to be exact. When the money goes missing from Evan's pocket at a pool party, the prime suspect is the mischievous boy in their grade that never gets caught, Spencer Scott. Jessie organizes a trial and includes all of the fourth grade students to get to the bottom
Joon Sung
Dec 08, 2014 Joon Sung rated it liked it
The Lemonade Crime (The Second book in the Lemonade War Series)
By: Jacqueline Davies
Review By: Joon Sung Oh

This book is about the main characters, Evan and Jessie Treski, who try to get their stolen money back from a neighbor named Scott Spencer, who was in fourth grade, the same grade as them. A week ago, he was at a friend's pool partly with them, when he took the 208 dollars that Evan and Jessie had saved up from selling lemonade. So, Evan and Jessie come up with a plan to get the money back
Mar 14, 2014 Becky rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014reviews
The Lemonade Crime opens with the fourth day of fourth grade for Jessie and Evan Treski. Evan and Jessie are still convinced that Scott Spencer STOLE $208 from Evan's short pockets on the last day of summer. They become even more convinced of his guilt when Scott starts bragging that he has the latest Xbox. And brag he does to anyone and everyone who will listen. And the teacher seems to be fine with this bragging taking up class time. Jessie wants justice. So she serves him with papers. These " ...more
Feb 27, 2015 Shayla rated it really liked it
The Lemonade Crime Jacqueline Davies 152 pages.

The Lemonade Crime is a book sequel of five books. In this book Jessie (Evan's sister) tries to find out who stole the $208 dollars from Evan (, but Evan took the money from Jessie). Scot (Evan's used to be best friend), is who stole the money, or at least who even thinks stole the money. One day Evan went to his friend's house to swim because it was extremaly hot that day. Evan had $208 in his pocket. Evan did not have his own swimming trunks so h
Haruna Saka
Jan 27, 2014 Haruna Saka rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"The Lemonade Crime"
By Jacqueline Davies

1/22=70min (p1〜p57)

7 summary:)
Fourth-graders, X-box, revenge, rumor, eyewitness, warrant, impartial

My thought:)
Again!!! It's the lemonade series you recommend to me:-)
It was correct for me to read the following story. It's very interesting!
In this book, there is a happy thing. It is that Evan and Jessie get along with and cooperate each other in the same grade. I like it! And I envy this situation! Haha.
I'll read the next chapter s
Taylor E
Nov 09, 2012 Taylor E rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-this-year, dcf
The Lemonade Crime is a very interesting book. It's a quick read and anyone would have fun with it! It could make more sense to you if you read the first book but you really don't need to! I hope everyone ends up in the recliner with your nose stuck in this book like I did!
Emily Akelaitis
Jan 26, 2015 Emily Akelaitis rated it liked it
After all their hard work selling lemonade, Evan loses Jessie's $208 that he had stolen from her. Evan knows that Scott Spencer stole the money from him, but he just can't prove it. Evan then decides on settling this disagreement in court, and finding out what really happened.
I was very impressed with the way the kids set up the courtroom. Jessie was really the mastermind behind the entire setup, and she did a fantastic job. She managed to put together a judge, jury, and lawyers, all to find ou
Shawna Freeman
Sep 17, 2014 Shawna Freeman rated it it was amazing
My class LOVED this book last year. The characters were portrayed in such an amazing way by the author. I am excited to read it to my class this year along with the other books in the series. :)
Mizuki Kaiju
Jan 13, 2014 Mizuki Kaiju rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Lemonade Crime written by Jacqueline Davies
Discussion Question
What is the most expensive buying in your life?
In my case, I bought a new wallet in winter vacation. Actually I bought Fukubukuro, but it was ten thousand yen! This was the most expensive shopping in my life, maybe.

After finishing the Lemonade War, I really wanted to read this book. It was fun. However, I don't finish reading, so I don't know the crime. I wanna
Nov 22, 2015 Thomas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An amazing introduction into business. I read these books a few years ago but think I might re read them and ignite my entrepreneurial skills!
Aug 03, 2014 Barbara rated it liked it
Probably closer to 3.5 stars, I liked this book, but not quite as well as the first one. The trial that Jessie organized was wonderful, and I felt the reader gained insight into Scott's home situation and how it might be contributing to some of his behavior. The choices the characters made in the end said a great deal about friendship and loyalty. The author felt the need to show what revenge is like, but personally I think it almost went too far for a short time with Evan; I didn't end up likin ...more
Nov 02, 2015 Ella added it
The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies
In this book some person steals the money that Jessie and Megan worked all week for selling lemonade. Jessie believes she knows who stole the money, Scott Spencer a cool boy in the grade. Jessie sets up a court at recess. Things don't go as planned, but Jessie wont give up. She tries and tries. Scott is evil and is always getting in trouble. Jessie is determined to get what she wants. I would recommend this book to 3rd or 4th graders. I would give this book
May 13, 2011 Doret rated it really liked it
This is a sequel to The Lemonade War . The summer sibling feud between Evan and Jessie is over. The two made up and will be in the same fourth grade class. Evan and Jessie believe Scott stole Evan's $208. A few weeks into the new school year Jessie decides to put Scott on trail for theft. The entire fourth grade class takes part in the trial. Though Jessie is the youngest (she skipped) everyone listens as Jessie assigns what roll everyone will play from judge to jury.

The story alternates betwee
Nov 05, 2012 Yonathan rated it really liked it
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Aug 16, 2013 Angela rated it liked it
I listened to the audio version of Lemonade Crime. The actor does an excellent job. This story is the sequel to Lemonade Wars, and picks up just one week after the first book finished. In the Lemonade Wars, a brother and sister compete against each other to see who can raise the most money selling lemonade during summer break. In the end, some of the money is stolen. This stolen money is at the center of the plat in Lemonade Crime. Jessie and Evan Treski believe Scott stole the money. When Scott ...more
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