The Lemonade War
by Jacqueline Davies
New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2007
Looking for a fun, educational read for your children? "The Lemonade War" by Jacqueline Davies fits the bill. Evan is an upcoming fourth-grader with a problem. His younger sister Jessie is skipping 3rd grade and will be in his class the following year. Evan and Jessie have always been close but now Evan is angry and wants to be left alone and Jessie doesn't understand why. They have always enjoyed having a lemonade stand together, but when Evan sets one up with a different friend, Jessie decides to do the same. Soon, a lemonade war ensues with a competition to see who can win the most money. "The Lemonade War" features a wealth of information on how to run a business, emphasizes math, and tells an important and touching story about the nature of sibling relationships. My children loved this book and so did I.