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.
In addition to offering recommendations for ice cream books for kids that children will love and learn from, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and in-class ice cream unit study ideas!
Can you say yum???
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 Books for Kids
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.
Stories about Ice Cream
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!
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.
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?
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. But 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.
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If you’re a little boy on a bike, an ice-cream truck on your street is always a welcome sight. But 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?
One by one, trucks of all types and sizes and functions are sure to pile up behind, offering ample opportunity for ogling — and counting. And maybe the boy’s idea for putting one of the trucks to good use might even save the day!
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.
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!
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.
Dig into this delicious adventure that serves up a gentle lesson in sharing!
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?
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!
Like these ice cream books? Find more fun book lists for kids on Mommy Evolution!
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
- Dramatic Play Ice Cream Shop
- 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