Who wants ice cream? Kids do! Summer is just around the corner. Here are some great ice cream books to help you stay cool. I even have an ice cream craft you can pair with one of these stories.
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ICE CREAM BOOKS
Gorilla Loves Vanilla
by Chae Strathie
Sam’s Sundaes is far and away the best place on Jelly Bean Street to get your favorite ice cream flavor! One day, five animals dash through the door, hoping little Sam Sundae will whip up the ice cream treat of their dreams. Stinky blue cheese for mouse, fish finger ice cream for cat, squirmy wormy ice cream for chicken, muddy ice cream for hippo, and daisy/grass/dandelion ice cream for cow all seem like excellent choices for each ice cream dreamer. That is, until Gorilla walks in and asks for the most surprising choice of all!
Should I Share My Ice Cream?
by Mo Willems
Gerald is excited about his “awesome, yummy, sweet, super, great, tasty, nice, cool ice cream” cone. But worry sets in with thoughts of his best friend, Piggie should he share his treat with her? As Gerald wrestles with the pros and cons, observant readers will notice that the ice cream is melting fast. By the time he decides in favor of sharing, it has melted into a puddle at his feet, and Gerald realizes that he “blew it.” But timing is everything, and Piggie shows up at that moment with a cone of her own and happily shares it.
The Sundae Scoop
by Stuart J. Murphy
How many different ice-cream sundaes can you make? With 6 ingredients to choose from, there are so many combinations. Read all about the sundaes they’re making at the school picnic. Math has never been so delicious! This is a Level 2 Math Start book.
Ice Cream Summer
by Peter Sis
Peter Sís’s delicious tongue-in-cheek vision of summer dishes up the whole scoop on everyone’s favorite frozen treat, and proves that ice cream is every bit as enriching for the mind as it is for the taste buds. Readers everywhere will be begging for seconds and thirds!
Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream
by Rob Scotton
Splat can barely sit still during the bus ride. He’s imagining the mountain of ice cream he thinks he’ll get to eat! But when Splat gets there, that mountain becomes more of an avalanche. It’s up to Splat and his classmates to save the day!
The Ice Cream King
by Steve Metzger
It’s just another summer day until Teddy visits the new ice cream shop in town. Magically, he enters a kingdom of ice cream fountains, whipped cream lanes, and volcanoes that erupt with vanilla fudge! In this land of frosty treats, Teddy rules as the Ice Cream King. He can eat as much ice cream as he’d like, sail an ice cream sea, and even zoom to an ice cream moon. But something very important is missing. What could it be? Dig into this delicious adventure that serves up a gentle lesson in sharing!
Curious George Goes to an Ice Cream Shop
by Margret and H.A. Rey’s
There are so many colorful, delicious flavors of ice cream in Mr. Herb’s store. Which should George try? Why not a scoop of everything? It doesn’t take long for a mischievous monkey to make a mountain of a mess, but Curious George manages to turn chaos into triumph as only he can.
Curious George and the Ice Cream Surprise
by Margret and H.A. Rey’s
George is looking for a way to beat the summer heat. Swimming, running through sprinklers, a glass of lemonade—none can help George cool off! What George really wants is a sweet, cold treat from the ice cream truck, but will he ever catch it?
The Little Ice Cream Truck
by Margery Cuyler
Join the little ice cream truck and its cheerful driver, Sue, as they trot all over their diverse town to deliver everyone’s favorite flavor of ice cream on a hot sunny day.
Ice Cream Soup
by Ann Ingalls
What happens when you try to make an ice cream cake, but add too much stuff? You end up with ice cream soup!
Spike and Cubby’s Ice Cream Island Adventure
by Heather Sellers
Spike and Cubby are the best of friends. They are also a working dog team: Cubby is a writer with no time for interruptions, and Spike’s an illustrator with a knack for distracting. But when the distraction is the amazing Ice Cream Island-specializing in Spumoni Baloney Grande-what dog can resist? This playful adventure proves that friendship can weather more than a bit of rough-and-tumble, and especially that a little distraction (and a yummy treat) can lead to inspiration.
Isaac’s Ice Cream Tree
by Angela Henderson
Isaac loves the sugar maple in his yard, and he can’t help but feel bad for it when its branches are winter-bare. He decides to give it a gift…and is surprised when the tree returns the favor in the new morning snow, presenting him with balls of…ice cream! But how long can the magic last with spring on the horizon?
Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and Dinosaurs
by Eric Litwin
“Groovy Joe saw something yummy. Groovy Joe started rubbing his tummy.” So begins the story of Groovy Joe, a guitar-strumming dog who has found himself with some delicious ice cream. So delicious that he has to sing, “Love my doggy ice cream! Love my doggy ice cream!” But his crooning draws the attention of a little dinosaur, a big dinosaur, and a huge dinosaur. They all take out spoons, put on bibs, and pull up chairs. And of course Groovy Joe exclaims, “It’s awesome to share!” But what happens when the ice cream runs out and all the dinosaurs are glaring at Joe?
Ice Cream: The Full Scoop
by Gail Gibbons
Cool and smooth and sweet, ice cream has long been a favorite treat. It cools you off when it’s hot and is too delicious to resist even in cold weather. How did it get to be so scrumptious? Ice cream has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a mixture of snow, milk, and rice. This book details the many firsts in ice cream history, from the earliest ice cream crank to the original waffle cone. Children’s mouths will be watering as they follow ice cream’s journey from farm to factory to freezer.
Milk to Ice Cream
by Lisa M. Herrington
This Rookie Read-About Science book answers the question, “How is ice cream made?” Milk to Ice Cream lets kids follow the exciting step-by-step process as milk goes from farm to factory where it becomes a cold, creamy treat.
From Milk to Ice Cream
by Stacy Taus-Bolstad
How does milk turn into frosty ice cream? Follow each step in the food production cycle―from milking a cow to eating a frozen treat―in this fascinating book!
ICE CREAM WRITING CRAFT
So now that you’ve found a new favorite ice cream book, here is a writing craft you can pair with it.
I have also included some ice-cream themed printables to pair with your favorite ice cream book.
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