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Your Kids' Summer Reading Lists, Part Three

Reading is a wonderful way for your kids to preserve the progress they have made during the school year. Choose fun books that will encourage your children to read!

Well I am now over halfway done on the summer reading lists!  This week I am tackling the:

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I know many of you are intimately knowledgeable about this mom. This mom knows her kids shouldn't lose all the good stuff they learned over the school year. But let's face it, at the end of the day, as long as they are reading something you aren't embarrassed to mention to your friends, all will be well.

For this list I have selected fun books that will leave them smiling, but they have enough heft to feel like your kids accomplished something by reading them over the summer.

So get out there and get your kids reading a book. And make it a page-turner because you don't want your kids to lose all that good learning over the summer. Oh, come on, relax and have a glass of wine!

To see my full list of summer reads for kids, visit my website at www.onegreatbook.com

Title:         The Lemonade War

Author:      Jacqueline Davies

Target:      Grades 3-5

Series:       Yes

What this book is about:

This story is about a brother and sister engaged in a good old-fashioned lemonade war. The crux of the story is which sibling can make the most money selling lemonade the week before school starts. Evan is a people person, his sister Jessie is a math wiz, and between the two of them they figure out how to run a business.

Why I love this book:

This book has real business lessons about profit margins, goodwill, location and value added. I love that it teaches kids basic business skills, without sacrificing an engaging story and believable characters.

The chapters are told from the perspective of both the brother and sister, so we get good sense of where each character is coming from. The book tackles issues of pride, sibling rivalry and business ethics in a very readable manner!

Who this book is for:

Perfect for kids wanting to set up a lemonade stand this summer! Because it is not a long book, it will not overwhelm a reluctant reader. My reluctant reader (who also loves math) picked this one out of a pile I had given him and was engaged until the end. Great for any kid who wants to learn basic business concepts.

Final thoughts:

A fun read to introduce kids to basic business skills without sacrificing story!

See my full list of summer books for kids at www.onegreatbook.com

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