The only thing I love more than ice cream is books, so books about ice cream are some of my favorites to read! Just in time for National Ice Cream Month this July, here's the scoop on eight sweet reads:
Ice Cream Summer by Peter Sís
Dear Grandpa, Summer is going well. I am very busy. But don't worry, I am not forgetting about school! I read every day. I practice my math facts. And I am even studying world history! 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. Readers everywhere will be begging for seconds and thirds!
Saffron Ice Cream by Rashin Kheiriyeh
Rashin is excited about her first visit to the beach in her family's new home. On the way there, she remembers what beach trips were like in Iran, the beautiful Caspian Sea, the Persian music, and most of all, the saffron ice cream she shared with her best friend, Azadeh. But there are wonderful things in this new place as well -- a subway train, exciting music... and maybe even a new friend!
Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and Dinosaurs by Eric Litwin, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Eric Litwin, author of the bestselling and beloved Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, and bestselling artist Tom Lichtenheld, illustrator of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, have created a captivating new canine character who will groove his way into readers' hearts and have them grooving and giggling all the while. In his debut adventure, Groovy Joe faces three roaring dinosaurs hungry for his doggy ice cream! Oh no! But Joe knows just what to do and soon enough he has them all sharing while moving and singing along.
The Ice Cream Shop: A Steve and Wessley Reader by Jennifer E. Morris
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.
Chuggington: Wilson and the Ice Cream Fair by Mara Conlon
There's an Ice Cream Fair in Chuggington and it's up to Wilson to deliver the cars with all the new flavors!
This Level 1 reader is trainstastic for children learning to read! All aboard!
Esme the Ice Cream Fairy by Daisy Meadows
The Sugar & Spice Fairies' magic protects sweet treats in both Fairyland and the human world. When mean Jack Frost steals the fairies' delicious magical items, dessert everywhere takes a sour turn.
Now that Esme the Ice Cream Fairy's ice cream charm is missing, frozen treats everywhere are melting fast! Can Rachel and Kirsty help?
Find the sugar & spice charm in each book and help save the fairy magic!
Sundae My Prince Will Come by Suzanne Nelson
Malie's mom manages an ice cream parlor, but Malie's real love is ballet. She dreams of landing the lead in an upcoming production of Cinderella and dancing onstage while her boyfriend, Ethan, cheers from the audience. But Malie's mom is less than supportive.
Then cute new boy Alonzo arrives from Italy. His true love is ice cream -- gelato, to be exact. Alonzo offers a Malie a deal: If she lets him help out at the parlor, she can take dance lessons from his mom, a famed ballerina.
As Malie pirouettes between the parlor and the ballet studio, things start to spin out of control. Does she have feelings for Alonzo? What about Ethan? And if she doesn't get a role in Cinderella, can she find her happily ever after?
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
Midnight Gulch used to be a magical place, a town where people could sing up thunderstorms and dance up sunflowers. But that was long ago, before a curse drove the magic away. Twelve-year-old Felicity knows all about things like that; her nomadic mother is cursed with a wandering heart.
But when she arrives in Midnight Gulch, Felicity thinks her luck's about to change. A "word collector," Felicity sees words everywhere---shining above strangers, tucked into church eves, and tangled up her dog's floppy ears---but Midnight Gulch is the first place she's ever seen the word "home." And then there's Jonah, a mysterious, spiky-haired do-gooder who shimmers with words Felicity's never seen before, words that make Felicity's heart beat a little faster.
Felicity wants to stay in Midnight Gulch more than anything, but first, she'll need to figure out how to bring back the magic, breaking the spell that's been cast over the town . . . and her mother's broken heart.