Summer Learning: Beat the Heat

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Summer Learning keeps moving forward, and the librarians at San Jose Public are moving forward too! We've got another list to help inspire your reading and learning this Summer. If you haven't already, you should sign up for Summer Learning to log your reading and win prizes. We will also be releasing a weekly blog with a new booklist that we hope will pique your interest. This week we'll help you beat the heat with some fun summer books about vacation, ice cream, and young love.

So find a good place to chill out - perhaps in the shade of your favorite tree, or under an umbrella on a blanket in the grass - however you can, stake out a piece of cool and pick up one of these books.

Summer is warming up, and we have a great Summer Stories booklist to dive into. This list has books for all ages sure to get you in the summer spirit. A few favorites include, Wave is a simple picture book about a child's first experience with the ocean, great for pre-readers and sure to inspire a trip to the beach. All Summer Long is a pre-teen graphic novel that touches on summer and friendship, and for the adults Beach Read, about a romance writer stuck in a rut, is sure to be a great companion on these warm summer days.

Nothing says summer quite like frozen treats and we have a Sweet Summer Tales booklist celebrating that with novels and non fiction books for children, teens, and adults, that are all about Ice Cream. Want to learn all about the history of ice cream? The Scoop on Ice Cream! offers a good history for kids while Sweet Spot gives a broad history for adults in the context of a food memoir. From adult mysteries like Milkshakes, Mermaids, and Murder to sweet romance for teens with Love & Gelato, the library has a sweet summer story to suit anyone's taste.

Finally, nothing says summer more than summer love! Our YA Summer Romance booklist has swoon-worthy novels full of young love and heartbreak. Camp, follows 16 year old Randall as he attends a queer summer camp and attempts to win over his crush. You Have A Match and The Falling In Love Montage are sweet romantic comedies that are hard to put down.

That's it for our selections this week, if you're looking for more ways to participate in Summer Learning, leave a book review on Beanstack (the site that powers our Summer Learning program). There is a chance we may feature your review in an upcoming blog! You can also check out other great recommendations on our Staff Picks Page.

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