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15 Cool Books to Read in the Hot Summer Months

Summer is hot. Cool down with these cold-weather reads.
on August 05, 2013

Summer is in full swing, and many of us are sweltering in 100-plus-degree temperatures. Some days, there's nowhere to go to cool down, no place to seek protection from the heat.

Some summer days, there's absolutely nothing we can do to escape summer's blazing wrath. So we turn to cold-weather books.

Books can be our ticket to respite from the heat when you choose the right ones, and these 15 books are a surefire way to cool off in even the hottest temperatures. Little readers up through teenagers will undoubtedly find something cool in this list of freezing cold, icy, snowy wintertime books.

Picture Books:
Polar Bear Night by Lauren Thompson
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow by Lucille Colandro
The Little Snowflake by Steve Metzger
Learn About Weather: Snow by Christopher Hernandez
The Mitten by Jim Aylesworth

Early Reader Chapter Books:
I Love Snow by Hans Wilhelm
Poppleton in Winter by Mark Teague
Hibernation by TorI Kosara
The Bailey School Kids: Snow Monsters Do Drink Hot Chocolate by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thorton Jones

Chapter Books:
Rainbow Magic: Gabriella the Snow Kingdom Fairy by Daisy Meadows
Calendar Club: Mystery of the Snow Day Bigfoot by Nancy Star
Dogs of Winter by Bobby Pyron
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Phantoms in the Snow by Kathleen Kenner Duble
Kissing Snowflakes by Abbey Sher

How do you keep cool during hot summer months? Is there a book you would have added to this list? We’d love to hear it! Share your thoughts on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page, or find Amy on twitter, @teachmama, and let’s continue the conversation!

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