Picture Book Highlights | National Ice Cream Month

By Monica C. RSS Tue, July 19, 2022

Here's one more reason to love July: it's National Ice Cream Month!

There's something special about having ice cream in the summer -- a cool, delicious, creamy treat for the hot days of the year. Here are some picture books to get you in the mood for an ice cream treat (not that you needed any encouragement, right?)

Ice cream face by Heidi Woodward Sheffield

As far as this ice-cream-loving kid is concerned, every meal should include ice cream. In any form, in every flavor, he loves it all. But what he doesn't love is seeing other people with ice cream... while he's still waiting in line for his. That's when he can get his mad, "no-ice-cream-yet, waiting-in-a-long-line face"--until he finally gets his cone, and his mad face melts into something sweet.

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Paletero man by Lucky Diaz; illustrated by Micah Player

Follow along with our narrator as he passes through his busy neighborhood in search of the Paletero Man. But when he finally catches up with him, our narrator's pockets are empty. Oh no! What happened to his dinero? It will take the help of the entire community to get the tasty treat now.

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Saffron ice cream by Rashin Kheiriyeh

Rashin is an Iranian immigrant girl living in New York, excited by her first trip to Coney Island, and fascinated by the differences in the beach customs between her native Iran and her new home--but she misses the saffron flavored ice cream that she used to eat.

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Ice cream summer by Peter Sís

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.

The giant ice cream mess by Tina Kügler

Competitive fox siblings Fritz and Franny both love ice cream, but when Mr. Bear's ice cream truck stops on their street they spend so much time trying to outdo each other imagining multiple flavors and toppings (while all the other kids are getting their cones) that the only flavor left is marshmallow pickle ripple--and they can only have one scoop each.

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The sweetest scoop: Ben and Jerry's ice cream revolution by Lisa Robinson; illustrated by Stacy Innerst

Chunky Monkey. Cherry Garcia. Phish Food. Truffle Kerfuffle. Chubby Hubby. Legendary ice cream makers Ben & Jerry are behind some of the wackiest, tastiest flavors we all know and love. It all began in 1965 when two groovy guys, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, met when they were twelve years old. Ben liked art, Jerry liked science, and they both loved food.. especially ice cream! They eventually started a business together, and with no idea how to actually make ice cream, they kicked it off with teamwork, determination, and an appetite for fun and experimentation. When the doors of Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream finally opened in Burlington, Vermont, crowds flocked. But the pair would still have a rocky road ahead-and ambitious, activist goals to fulfill.

Do you have a favorite flavor? Let us know in the comments. Mine is chocolate chip!

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