Beat the heat with ice-cold reads
By Megan on July 9th, 2012
Today’s forecast in cities across the country: unanimous heat. Pheonix, AZ: 96 degrees. Charleston, WV: 92 degrees. Houston, TX: 90 degrees. Greenville, SC: 96 degrees. ‘Nuff said.
We thought we’d help you cool off with a round-up of books that take place in cold weather. While you’re sweating in the sun, just imagine you’re climbing Mt. Everest, in Narnia’s perpetual winter, or on the back of a dog sled in Canada. Enjoy!
by Gordon Korman
A thrilling adventure trilogy about kids competing to be the youngest person to ever reach the top of Mt. Everest.
The Snowy Day
by Ezra Jack Keats
In simple words and illustrations, this Caldecott-winning book conveys the silent wonder of a city snowfall and the young boy Peter’s solitary delight in it.
Trapped in Ice!: An Amazing Whaling Adventure
by Martin W. Sandler
In 1871, a fleet of 32 whaling ships out of New Bedford, Massachusetts, became trapped in the ice. Here is the story of their desperate fight for survival.
by Mark Helprin
Immerse yourself in Peter Lake’s great struggle, set in a New York City besieged by unprecedented winters. It is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary stories of American literature.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
by C.S. Lewis
Follow the Pevensie children as they help Aslan, a talking lion, save Narnia from the evil White Witch, who has reigned over the land of Narnia for a century of perpetual winter.
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