Storytime with Harshita Jerath: Cooler than Lemonade: A Story about Great Ideas and How They Happen
Harshita Jerath

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Bring the little ones! Local author Harshita Jerath visits our Tempe store to celebrate the release of her new picture book, Cooler Than Lemonade. Join us for storytime, activities, music, and treats. Harshita will even lead a Bollywood-style dance! 


A inspiring story about discovering ideas in unexpected places, never giving up, and finding the perfect recipe for success!

"An immersive read-aloud that will have readers impressed by Eva's perseverance and can-do spirit." —Kirkus Reviews

One scorching summer day, Eva comes up with a great idea: a lemonade stand! But when she sees that Jake across the street has his own stand, and he's giving away free cookies, Eva knows she needs another idea to keep people lining up. Eureka—new flavors!

Except Jake has ideas too—bigger and better ones, and more customers! Soon Eva is out of ideas, and, she thinks, out of business. But when she takes a moment to be creative again and makes a batch of delicious kulfi ice cream, she discovers fresh inspiration—and a new way to succeed!

The perfect book for:

  • Parents, teachers, and librarians looking for growth mindset stories
  • Readers looking for diverse picture books
  • Kids interested in entrepreneurship

Includes an easy-to-make kulfi recipe!

Harshita Jerath was born and raised in India, where she spent much of her childhood scribbling in her journal. She now lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, and when she is not writing, you’ll find her at her local library conducting story-time sessions, or watching spectacular sunsets with her husband and two sons.

Cooler than Lemonade: A Story about Great Ideas and How They Happen By Harshita Jerath, Chloe Burgett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Harshita Jerath, Chloe Burgett (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781728254296
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - March 7th, 2023