This heat wave—excuse me, heat dome—is getting on my last nerve. I love summer and sunshine, but these days, it's too hot to even leave the office here in New York to grab a quick lunch.
So, let's turn to books in this time of need, shall we? Instead of beach reads that take place on the shore and in pools or tropical locales, let's all read some books that will keep us cool, like:
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis: This classic fantasy adventure story includes lots of wintry scenery.
The Baby-sitters Club Super Special #7: Snowbound: My personal favorite Super Special, this one has each of the baby-sitters stuck in different (crazy!) places during an unexpected blizzard.
Trapped! by Michael Northrop: Seven kids. One nigh school. A snowstorm. What could possibly go wrong?
Brave Irene by William Steig: A story about braving a snowstorm (Emily)
Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers: Penguins and great storytelling (Ana)
Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley: A female-led spin on the movie "Groundhog Day" with beautiful illusatrions that "makes me want to cozy up with some cider" (Jourdan)
Testing the Ice by Sharon Robinson: Based on a true story, this tells the tale of Jackie Robinson's bravery (Deimosa)
The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne: This thriller takes place on a remote island off the coast of Scotland, where it is perpetually cold, windy, rainy and treacherous. (Julia)
What do you like to read when it's this hot?