Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit




Series: Lemonade War


THE MAGIC TRAP by Jacqueline Davies
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Action and humor make the hard lessons go down easy. (magic-trick instructions) (Fiction. 8-11)"
Sibs Evan and Jessie face their toughest physical and emotional challenges yet in this concluding—and best so far—sequel to The Lemonade War (2007). Read full book review >
THE BELL BANDIT by Jacqueline Davies
Released: May 1, 2012

"A fine emotional stretch within reach of the intended audience. (Fiction. 8-11)"
When siblings Jessie and Evan (The Lemonade War, 2007, and The Lemonade Crime, 2011) accompany their mother on the time-honored midwinter holiday visit to their grandmother's home in the mountains, the changes are alarming. Read full book review >
THE LEMONADE CRIME by Jacqueline Davies
Released: May 2, 2011

"Readers will enjoy this sequel from a plot perspective and will learn how to play-act a trial, though they may not engage with the characters enough to care about how the justice actually pans out. (Fiction. 8-10)"
This sequel to The Lemonade War (2007), picking up just a few days later, focuses on how the fourth graders take justice into their own hands after learning that the main suspect in the case of the missing lemonade-stand money now owns the latest in game-box technology. Read full book review >
THE LEMONADE WAR by Jacqueline Davies
Released: April 23, 2007

"Earnest and potentially successful, but just misses the mark. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Told from the point of view of two warring siblings, this could have been an engaging first chapter book. Read full book review >