The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies is the story of sibling rivalry and the road to entrepreneurship at its finest. It is a great book to use in your classroom or homeschool for a whole class novel study, small book groups, or individual book studies. It’s easy to incorporate economics lessons into Language arts with this fun, easy to relate to book.



The Lemonade War was first published in 2007 by Jacqueline Davies. It has won multiple awards and branched off an entire series. It pits brother, Evan, who is “people smart” against his sister, Jessie, who is “book smart”. Which “smart” will win the war?

From the Book Jacket:

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. 

The Lemonade War does a clever job of introducing marketing tips for any business, definitions of business terms, charts, diagrams, and even math problems while exploring the depths of true sibling rivalry and respect. It’s a great multi-curricular novel to bring into your classroom.

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I offer a complete novel study to accompany The Lemonade War for use in the classroom or homeschool. The unit includes both a printable format and a Google Drive™ format for use in a paperless classroom or with Google Classroom.

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