Thematic Reading List: Who Wants Ice Cream? 12 Books About the Essential Summer Treat


Learn about the invention of ice cream and how it’s made. Then, step inside a few ‘ice cream’ featured stories. Plenty to read to cool you off on a hot summer day.

9781602794672 How Did That Get to My Table?: Ice Cream 
By: Pam Rosenberg

Follows the process of ice cream, from making ice cream at the factory to being in the store and then at your home. Includes glossary and find out more section.

0439327288 Ice-cream Cones For Sale! 
By: Elaine Greenstein

Reveals who really invented the ice cream cone, even before the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair where five people claim they did so.

9781934545065 How It Happens at the Ice Cream Factory
By: Shawndra Shofner

Text and photographs describe the ingredients, machinery, and processes used to make different kinds of ice cream.

0380802503 We All Scream for Ice Cream!: the scoop on America’s favorite dessert 
By: Lee Wardlaw

This anecdotal history of ice cream traces the treat from ancient Greece to modern day America.

TRC38-4-2016 COV 175L CTP.indd Ice Cream & Dinosaurs
By:Eric Litwin

Groovy Joe is a fun-loving dog with a tub full of ice cream–which he shares with his unexpected dinosaur guests.

0545731615 Ice Cream Summer 
By: Peter Sis

A little boy writes a letter to his grandfather about all the reading and studying he is doing this summer–but all his activities revolve around ice cream.

9780763673772 Vanilla Ice Cream 
By: Bob Graham

Stowing away in the back of a truck that carries interesting-looking food, a curious young sparrow takes a voyage through the rice paddies of India, across the sea, and into a new city, where he transforms the life of a girl at a cafe.

0805052968 Isaac the Ice Cream Truck
By: Scott Santoro

Isaac the Ice Cream Truck doesn’t feel as important as the other trucks until the day he is able to offer refreshing ice cream to some hot and tired firemen who have put out a building fire.

9781423143437 Should I Share My Ice Cream? 
By: Mo Willems

Gerald the elephant has a big decision to make, but will he make it in time?

9781589250963 The Ice Cream King 
By: Steve Metzger

When Teddy visits a new ice cream shop and puts a paper crown on his head, he enters a magical kingdom where he can eat all the ice cream he wants.

0060504056 Wemberly’s Ice-cream Star 
By: Kevin Henkes

Wemberly is worried that her ice-cream star will drip on her dress.

9780062278074 Stick Dog Dreams of Ice Cream 
By: Tom Watson

Stick Dog and his feral friends are looking for relief on a very hot day–and this time they have their eyes on an ice cream truck.

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