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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Cover Reveal: Ice Cycle: Poems About the Life of Ice


Cover Reveal

We are excited to reveal the cover of a new book by Maria Gianferrari and Jieting Chen.

Ice Cycle: Poems About the Life of Ice will be released by Millbrook Press on October 4, 2022. The informational picture book will combine poetry and illustrations to teach children about the science behind ice.

Jacket design by Lindsey Owens

Maria Gianferrari is a community scientist, self-taught naturalist, and bird nerd who holds an M.A. in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in English. She is the author of narrative nonfiction picture books which celebrate urban ecosystems, the natural world and our wild neighbors including Hawk Rising, Coyote Moon, and Whoo-Ku Haiku: A Great Horned Owl Story.

Jieting Chen is a New York based illustrator and animator. With years of experience, she produced and directed several award-winning short animation. She is the illustrator of Yuma's Cardboard Castles and Stop That Poem!


  1. Thanks so much for sharing our cover, Cathy! We're delighted that it's making its debut here!

  2. It's beautiful! I can't wait to read it!