JULY Titles for Young People

Cool Stories


Kortney's Pick

The Cool Bean
by Jory John and Pete Oswald
For a cool picture book (that appeals to all ages) try The Cool Bean. The story’s narrator thinks he will never be a cool bean, what he learns is that being kind is the coolest. Because small gestures can be everything; “it’s about a wink or a nod or a smile at just the right moment.” Bonus fun - see how many bean puns you can spot in the text, such as Ray-Bean sunglasses, Leguma Beach, beandages, and more. The team of John and Oswald have other picture books that are equally as humorous and poignant, including The Bad Seed and The Good Egg.

Laura's Pick

Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses
by James Dean
Nothing is cooler than Pete in his pair of “magic” sunglasses!  Pete discovers some positive vibes with the help of his sunglasses. 

Nancy's Pick

A Penguin Story
by Antoinette Portis
Edna the penguin is on a personal quest to find something that is not white or black in this sweet story full of cool sight gags. Get out the crayons and draw some penguin adventures.

Sharon's Pick

Should I Share My Ice Cream 
Nothing is better than an ice cream cone on a hot day. When Gerald gets an ice cream cone, he has a decision to make. Should he share it with Piggie? But will he make the decision in time? Mo Willems is such a great children's book author and illustrator. His books are such fun to read.  

Vanessa's Pick

The Little Ice Cream Truck
by Margery Cuyler
Cool down this summer with a little help from The Little Ice Cream Truck! This is a wonderful storybook that engages its readers with its vibrant illustrations and rhymes. This adorable book will help you cool off…and make you crave ice cream!

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