15 Cool Books to Read in the Hot Summer Months

Summer is hot. Cool down with these cold-weather reads.

By Amy Mascott



15 Cool Books to Read in the Hot Summer Months

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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