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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Ice Cream & Dinosaurs
Groovy Joe is a fun-loving dog with a tub full of ice cream–which he shares with his unexpected dinosaur guests.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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?
|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.
|Wemberly’s Ice-cream Star
By: Kevin Henkes
Wemberly is worried that her ice-cream star will drip on her dress.
|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.