With July being National Ice Cream Month, it’s a great time to enjoy reading some sweet ice cream themed books. I love to get themed books from our library by placing holds. This year was a little tricky—-thanks COVID, but we’ve been enjoying them as they’ve become available. We got a variety of books, some fiction, some non-fiction, as well as a few familiar characters. Here’s a few of the ice cream books that we enjoyed that you might want to check out. Of course a big stack of ice cream books pairs well with any delicious ice cream treat on a hot summer day.
1. Groovy Joe Ice Cream and Dinosaurs by Eric Litwin, thesuthor of the Pete the Cat series. My boys enjoy this repetitive story that allows them to “help” me read.
2. Ice Cream Soup by Frank Modell is an older book that we recently borrowed from the library. We enjoyed reading about Marvin and Milton as they attempt to throw themselves a birthday party.
3. Ice Cream Bear by Jez Alborough was another book I picked up from library holds. It was a fun story about an ice cream loving bear.
4. Scoop the Ice Cream Truck by Patricia Keeler is the story of an older ice cream truck and his attempts to compete with the new, fancier trucks in town.
5. Isaac the Ice Cream Truck by Scott Sanatoro is a great story about Isaac, an ice cream truck, who feels insignificant and unimportant compared to many other trucks. I really loved the message in this story about how everyone has an important role to play in life.
6. Curious George and the Ice Cream Surprise by H. A. Rey is a classic story of George’s shenanigans leading to a pleasant outcome.
7. Should I share my Ice Cream by Mo Willems is a fun Elephant and Piggie book. I love the struggle that comes with sharing.
8. Splat the Cat I Scream for Ice Cream by Rob Scotton follows Splat on his field trip to the ice cream factory.
9. The little Ice Cream Truck by Margery Cuyler is one of her little truck series that my youngest son really enjoys.
10. The History of Ice Cream by Bonnie Williams is part of the History of Fun Stuff series. It’s a longer non-fiction book that tracks the beginnings of ice cream in the world and the United States.