Just left the office to get a coffee (Iced, of course) and was struck by how exiting the building felt like entering a sauna.  If I were at a spa, that would be cool, but since I had to return to work, not good.  It got me to thinking about some books that would transport me to a cooler place.  It was a fun exercise, feel free to add your suggestions!


How about a book set on an Ice-drilling submarine? ICE SONG, by Kirsten Imani Kasai was just reviewed by School Library Journal.  They said, “…Told in a quiet, sometimes almost dreamlike style reminiscent of fairy tales (though at times disturbing ones), Ice Song will appeal to teens interested in questions of identity and difference.”


TERMINAL FREEZE: an enormous ancient animal, encased in solid ice…even that sounds good right now.


THE PERFECT SCOOP  What’s better in the summer than ice cream? Ripe seasonal fruits. Fragrant vanilla, toasted nuts, and spices. Heavy cream and bright liqueurs. Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. Every luscious flavor imaginable is grist for the chill in The Perfect Scoop, pastry chef David Lebovitz’s gorgeous guide to the pleasures of homemade ice creams, sorbets, granitas, and more.  Yum.


EXTREME ICE NOW.  Need I say more?  OK, it is technically about melting ice, but that is still pretty cold. 


Cold Books for Hot Days (& Nights)

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