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From the Children’s Room — July 2021

I scream, you scream, we all scream for… books! With the summer sun blazing down, nothing beats the heat like a sugary treat or a splash in a pool! Enjoy these ten tasty and refreshing reads to cool off! All titles are available for checkout at the library — give us a call or visit the catalog to put one on hold!

Gorilla Loves Vanilla by Chae Strathie

In this humorous picture book, animals visit Sam’s Ice Cream Shop to be served up some tasty treats like blue cheese sundaes and squirmy wormy cones.



Saffron Ice Cream by Rashin Kheiryeh

On her first trip to Coney Island in New York City, Rashin (an Iranian immigrant), recalls going to the beach in her native homeland and the saffron ice cream she enjoyed while there.



The Nice Dream Truck by Beth Ferry

Enjoy a heaping scoop of delight in this rhyming book where dreams come in ice cream flavors! “When bedtime is near, you might be in luck. You might get a visit from the Nice Dream Truck!”

Also available on Axis 360 – eRead Illinois


Sunday Sundaes by Coco Simon

There isn’t anything the Sunday Sundae Sisters can’t over a scoop of ice cream in this minimally illustrated chapter book.





Should I share my ice cream? by Mo Willems

Gerald has a big decision to make: should he share his ice cream with his best friend Piggie? This book is perfect for the beginning reader to devour.





The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

If sweet, juicy fruit is what you like, you’ll love this colorful picture book about a crocodile who swallows a watermelon seed. “Will vines sprout out his ears? Will his skin turn pink?” Read this funny story and find out.



The Boy Who Invented the Popsicle by Ann Renaud

This fun picture book biography shines a spotlight on the other great frozen treat – the Popsicle!  Learn how Frank Epperson’s science experiments led to the creation of the Popsicle and how the Popsicle received its name!


Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

Young Jabari is determined to conquer his fear of jumping off the diving board. Will the encouragement from his dad help Jabari make a splash?

Also available as an ebook on Alliance Digital Media Library.


Bubbles…up! by Jacqueline Davies

Enjoy an underwater celebration at the community pool in this brand new picture book.




Swim, Mo, Swim by David Adler

Mo trounces the competition in his Field Day swim race… spurred on by something nibbling on his toes in the water.





All book descriptions were written by Hillary or are from the publisher.