Best Kids Books About Ice cream

The Best 18 Books For Ice Cream Lovers

Updated Mar. 19, 2019

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! While we can't eat ice cream all day, every day, the next best thing is to read all about it. From ice cream shops to the many different flavors, ice cream fanatics are sure to love these silky-sweet books!

Go grab your favorite pint (chocolate, vanilla, whatever floats your boat...maybe even a root beer float!) and this book haul from the library, and bon appétit!

Gorilla Loves Vanilla book
#1
Gorilla Loves Vanilla
Written by Chae Strathie and illustrated by Nicola O'Byrne
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-6
Thoughts from Mr. Stacatto

Gorilla likes plain old vanilla ice cream. His friends are a bit more daring. From mud-flavored to blue-cheese, each animal has its preference and Sam, the boy running the ice cream shop, is happy to oblige. Funny and sweet, with a cute ending.

When five animals dash through the door of the local ice cream shop, they're looking for the ice cream treat of their dreams. The flavors are wildly imaginative--but everyone else thinks they're just plain crazy. That is, until Gorilla walks in and asks for the most surprising choice of all.

Busy Baby: Trucks book
#2
Busy Baby: Trucks
Written and illustrated by Sara Gillingham
picture book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

In Trucks, Busy Baby can race in a fire truck, use a cement mixer, and collect recycling. Whatever Busy Baby does, the most important thing is to make some new friends along the way. Both books will keep the very youngest readers busy reading, playing, and learning.

And Then Comes Summer book
#3
And Then Comes Summer
Written by Tom Brenner and illustrated by Jaime Kim
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

A joyful, sun-drenched tribute to the anticipation and adventures of the warmest season of the year. When the days stretch out like a slow yawn, and the cheerful faces of Johnny-jump-ups jump up . . . then it’s time to get ready for summer! From flip-flops and hide-and-seek to fireworks and ice-cream trucks, from lemonade stands and late bedtimes to swimming in the lake and toasting marshmallows, there’s something for everyone in this bright and buoyant celebration of the sunny season. Tom Brenner’s lovely, lyrical ode to summers spent outdoors will strike a chord with anyone who’s ever counted down the days until school gets out, and Jaime Kim’s jubilant, nostalgia-soaked illustrations leave little doubt that summer is indeed a time unlike any other.

Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) book
#4
Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
Written and illustrated by Mo Willems
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

In a latest entry in a Geisel Award-winning series, the friendship between reserved Gerald and fun-loving Piggie is tested when Gerald faces a difficult decision. By the Emmy Award- and Caldecott Honor-winning author of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! 100,000 first printing.

The Ice Cream King book
#5
The Ice Cream King
Written by Steve Metzger and illustrated by Julie Downing
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

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.

Curious George and the Ice Cream Surprise book
#6
Curious George and the Ice Cream Surprise
Written and illustrated by H. A. Rey
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

In the hot days of summer, Curious George the monkey looks for ways to stay cool, including going to the pool, playing in the sprinklers, and drinking lemonade, but what he really wants is a visit from the ice cream truck.

Wemberly's Ice-Cream Star book
#7
Wemberly's Ice-Cream Star
Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes
picture book
Recommend Ages: 0-4

One hot simmer day Wemberly finds that patience -- just like a frosty treat -- will go a long way.

Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs book
#8
Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs
Written by Eric Litwin and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

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

Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream book
#9
Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream
Written and illustrated by Rob Scotton
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

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. Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

Ice Cream Summer book
#10
Ice Cream Summer
Written and illustrated by Peter Sis
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
Thoughts from Lemony Snickers

Ice Cream Summer is a cute book, and it's definitely all about ice cream. Every page is filled with quirky, clever ideas about ice cream, from ice cream inventions and ice-cream inspired cartography to ice cream math and ice cream wordsmithing as the main character writes his grandmother all about his ice cream-filled filled summer.

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.

Ice Cream: The Full Scoop book
#11
Ice Cream: The Full Scoop
Written and illustrated by Gail Gibbons
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Cool and smooth and sweet, ice cream has long been a favourite treat. It cools you off when it's hot and is too delicious to resist even in cold weather. How did it get to be so scrumptious? 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.

The Ice Cream Shop book
#12
The Ice Cream Shop
Written and illustrated by Jennifer E. Morris
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

A brand new reader series featuring two unlikely friends! Steve really wants an ice cream cone, but he can't seem to figure out how to get one...until Wessley comes along to the rescue. Readers will love being in on the joke as Steve struggles to get what he wants.

I am absolutely boiling book
#13
I am absolutely boiling
Written and illustrated by Lauren Child
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

Charlie and Lola are trying their best to beat the summer heat, but things go from hot to boiling when Lola refuses to talk to her neighbor, Arnold Wolf. He accidentally knocked her ice cream to the ground and won't apologize. Now Lola says that she will not ever, NEVER forgive him. Can Charlie help Lola change her mind?

Ice Cream Soup book
#14
Ice Cream Soup
Written and illustrated by Ann Ingalls
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-6

A young boy tries to make an ice cream cake, but winds up making ice cream "soup" instead.

Izzy the Ice-cream fairy book
#15
Izzy the Ice-cream fairy
Written by Tim Bugbird and illustrated by Lara Ede, Tim Bugbird
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Izzy the Ice-Cream Fairy is an amazing story book from Tim Bugbird with fantastic illustrations by Lara Ede. Izzy and her friends run a magical ice-cream stall on the beach, until one day they discover that their ice-cream well has run dry. Join the fairy friends as they travel to a new land in search of more delicious ice cream, and find out if they will make it home in time to enter their favorite carnival.

There's Broccoli in My Ice Cream! book
#16
There's Broccoli in My Ice Cream!
Written and illustrated by Emily MacKenzie
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Granville the Dalmatian loves sweet, sugary, chocky wocky gooey things to eat. NOT fruit and vegetables. Which is a shame, because he comes from a long line of greengrocers and gardeners. So his family come up with a plan to persuade him to be passionate about parsnips and bonkers about broccoli. Only, Granville has a plan of his own - and it will surprise everyone!A fabulously funny story from the creator of Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar - nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Perfect for foodies and fussy kids everywhere!

Ice Cream Cones for Sale! book
#17
Ice Cream Cones for Sale!
Written and illustrated by Elaine Greenstein
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-10

Colorful etchings and kid-friendly text reveal who really invented the ice-cream cone, even before the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair where five people claim they did so.

Scoop the Ice Cream Truck book
#18
Scoop the Ice Cream Truck
Written and illustrated by Patricia Keeler
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Scoop the Ice Cream Truck has seen a lot of summers selling his vanilla ice cream cones across the city. But he’s getting old, and the new trucks are getting fancier. Now they have waffle cones, jumbo sundaes, flash frozen ice cream, twenty-seven flavors and six special toppings. Feeling like he’s fallen behind, Scoop decides that it’s time for a redesign. But when his old frame can’t handle the new upgrades, can Scoop discover his own value and find the right spot to sell his vanilla cones?

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