Cool off and put your feet up. Today we’re reading ice cream books for kids to get our chill on.
Doesn’t matter if you’re in the dead heat of summer or the chilly days of winter, odds are your kids are going to tell you that any time of year is a time for ice cream. Can you say yum???
Be sure to check out our other book lists for kids!
You can find these ice cream books for kids at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.
Ice Cream Recipes
In addition to reading these fun ice cream books, why not make some ice cream with the kids!
Try this 3-Ingredients Easy Strawberry Ice Cream on warm days, combining three simple ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.
Make your own Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream without an ice cream maker! This no churn recipe is easy to make at home.
Creamy, decadent and delicious, this Cheesecake Ice Cream with fruit swirls will cool and thrill your tastebuds at the same time.
If you’re looking for a healthy and delicious dairy-free frozen dessert, you’ll love this Vegan Peach Ice Cream recipe. You only need four simple ingredients.
Children’s Books about Ice Cream
My sister-in-law believes that you should never feel guilty having ice cream before dinner.
It’s a fun tradition to sneak in once in a while during the summer.
And these ice cream books are almost delicious as having that ice cream.
ICE CREAM BOOKS FOR KIDS
In Should I Share My Ice Cream? Gerald has a big decision to make. But will he make it in time?
Using vocabulary that is perfect for beginning readers (and vetted by an early-learning specialist), Mo Willems has crafted a funny story about the challenges of doing the right thing.
Fans of the Geisel Award-winning duo will eagerly eat it up!
From Hans Christian Anderson Award winner and three-time Caldecott Honoree Peter Sis comes a delectable picture book that is as breezy, sweet and irresistible as ice cream in summer.
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.
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?
Sometimes Ruby needs just one more minute of sleep, one more thingy for her hair, one more push on the swing,
and one more scoop on her cone, (and one more, and one more, and one more...) until one more is just too much.
Maybe it’s time for just one?
Splat and his class go on a field trip to an ice cream factory in this delectable I Can Read book from New York Times bestselling author-artist 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!
Beginning readers will practice the –eam sound in this easy-to-read addition to the Splat series.
One hot simmer day Wemberly finds that patience — just like a frosty treat — will go a long way.
The Stick Dog series continues but this time the temperature is rising and they’re all feeling the heat. They need cold, cold ice cream on this hot, hot day. It will take all of Stick Dog’s smarts to guide his friends to a scrumptious ice cream feast.
They’ll battle a water-attacking machine, discover rainbow puddles, and chase the strangest, loudest truck they’ve ever seen.
There’s a looming threat to their mission—Stick Dog gets spotted by a human. And the police are on his tail.
If he’s captured, Stick Dog may never see his friends again. If he escapes, it’s ice cream for everyone.
What happens when you try to make an ice cream cake, but add too much stuff?
You end up with ice cream soup! This original Level 1 reader with rhyming text is perfect for beginning readers.
One ice-cream truck selling everything sweet breaks down and blocks the middle of our street.If you’re a little boy on a bike, an ice-cream truck on your street is always a welcome sight.
What if the truck breaks down and blocks the mail truck behind it (now there are two), not to mention a third truck carrying hay?
Count the trucks getting stuck in a traffic jam in this rhythmic read-aloud sure to draw in kids who love everything on wheels.
Winter, spring, summer, and fall are each represented by a vibrant outdoor scene revealing seasonal changes, from ponds freezing over, to baby birds leaving their nests for the first time.
With changes in weather come new things to try: it's windy enough to fly a kite and spin pinwheels; it's rainy enough to splash in puddles, use an umbrella, and search for worms; it's snowy enough to build a snowman, go sledding, and drink hot chocolate.
But is it warm enough for ice cream?
Max wants to have ice cream for breakfast, but big sister Ruby says no, at breakfast you are supposed to eat cereal. Max hops in his car and heads over to grandma’s house.
What luck, she tells him that she has just bought too much ice cream and needs some help eating it up.
Bean is one picky pup! When it comes to food, he doesn't like much. Just vanilla ice cream.
While Miss Sundae tries to convince Bean to try many of her funny ice cream flavors, she only hears one big NOPE in return.
Until one day, there's a big sprinkle accident at the ice cream shop! And guess what? Bean's ice cream is actually pretty good all covered in sprinkles!
Maybe, just maybe, he'll try a strawberry tomorrow! A sweet and silly story about trying new things.
The Little Ice Cream Truck is loaded up with tasty treats in this new addition to ever-popular The Little Dump Truck, The Little School Bus and The Little Fire Truck series.
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.
With little ice cream truck’s jingly tune and pitstops at a birthday party, a park, and the zoo, this is a joyful new installment in the Little Vehicle series.
Nancy and her friends think there is nothing more fun than ice cream in the summer.
So when they find out that the owners of the local ice-cream factory are hosting a contest, the Clue Crew can’t wait to enter!
Contestants must come up with brand-new flavors. And they can use whatever ingredients they want! Nancy is sure that her entry — Clue Berry — will win!
Americans eat more ice cream than people in any other country (on average 48 pints per person a year).
Where did this cool treat come from? And how did its popularity spread?
If you're curious about all things ice cream, this fun, visual 8 x 8 developed with the food curators at the Smithsonian is now on the menu!
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?
Best-selling author/illustrator Gail Gibbons dishes out the latest scoop on ice cream production. Ice cream has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a mixture of snow, milk, and rice.
Gail Gibbons 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.
What do “I Scream!” and “Ice Cream!” have in common? Nothing—besides the fact that they sound the same!
The ever-surprising Amy Krouse Rosenthal unleashes her prolific wit in this silly and smart book of wordplay.
Perfectly complemented by equally clever illustrations from the talented and internationally renowned Serge Bloch, this mind-bending book will have young readers thinking about words in an entirely new way!
ICE CREAM Unit STUDY
In addition to offering recommendations of ice cream books for children, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and classroom unit study resources to teach kids about ice cream! These unit study resources may contain affiliate links.
- Ice Cream Theme Preschool Classroom Lesson Plans
- Ice Cream Theme Home Preschool Lesson Plans
- Ice Cream Journal Writing Prompts
Also consider the following links:
- Fluffy Ice Cream Slime Schooling a Monkey
- The Best Ice Creams Around the World Frog Mom
- Ice Cream Letter Puzzle Printable Living Life and Learning
- The Best Ice Creams Around the World Crafty Mama in Me
- Ice Cream Recipe Books
- Kids in the Kitchen: Mini Ice Cream Cakes from Crafty Mama in ME
- Ice Cream Recipes for Kids Look! We’re Learning!
- Ice Cream Color Match from Schooling A Monkey
- Ice Cream Trails Around The World from FrogMom
- Ice Cream Word Families from Homeschool Preschool
Simply Delicioous is a great kids picture book that involves ice cream.