“A refreshing depiction of drama turned positive.”


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“An inspiring story about entrepreneurial girls. I loved this story of girls finding their way in the world of entrepreneurship.”

ANN M. MARTIN, author of the Baby-Sitters Club series and Newbery Honor winner A Corner of the Universe


“The Startup Squad encourages girls to dream big, work hard, and rely on each other to make good things happen. It teaches them how to succeed―and reminds all of us that girls mean business!”

SHERYL SANDBERG, COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org


“A great read that is fast-paced, fun, and empowering. The Startup Squad comes complete with a treasure trove of tips for starting a business.”

KATHERINE APPLEGATE, Newbery Medal-winning author of The One and Only Ivan

“A refreshing depiction of drama turned positive, this series opener is perfect for young entrepreneurs.”



“Teamwork and friendship are at the fore of this business-savvy series, which will hold particular appeal for girls struggling to find ways for their ideas to bloom.”


The Startup Squad (Book #1)

Girls mean business in a brand-new series about friendship and entrepreneurship!

All the great leaders had to start somewhere. And Theresa (“Resa” for short) is starting with the lemonade stand competition her teacher assigned to the class—but making it a success is going to be a lot harder than Resa thinks. The prize: line-skipping tickets to Adventure Central. The competition: Val, Resa’s middle school nemesis. And the biggest obstacle to success: Resa’s own teammates. Harriet is the class clown, Amelia is the new girl who thinks she knows best, and Didi is Resa’s steadfast friend—who doesn’t know the first thing about making or selling lemonade. The four of them quickly realize that the recipe for success is tough to perfect—but listening to each other is the first step. And making new friends might be the most important one…

The back of each book features tips from The Startup Squad and an inspirational profile of a girl entrepreneur!

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