Fall 2022

Ice Cycle

Poems about the Life of Ice

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Pancake ice, floebergs, glaciers, icicles . . . cold temperatures create an astonishing variety of ice forms!

From Maria Gianferrari, award-winning author of Play Like an Animal!, comes a beautiful collaboration between verse and science. Brief poems and ethereal illustrations introduce readers to the many different types of ice on land and at sea. Fascinating back matter provides additional information about water as a solid, liquid, and gas, as well as more details about the unique forms of ice mentioned in the poems. Celebrate winter with this evocative and atmospheric exploration of ice!

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On pre-order until 10/04/2022
On pre-order until 10/04/2022
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Nonfiction, Picture Books, Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Expository Literature
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-10-04
Text Type Poetry
BISACS JNF051100, JNF042000, JNF037070
Dewey 551.31
Dimensions 10.625 x 8.875
Guided Reading Level TBD
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Original artwork, and Reviewed


School Library Journal

“The art is a smooth constant; the graphic design is exceptional, and most poems have their own spread, building a multilevel and vibrant world.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“A rewarding exploration of a common substance’s complex nature.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Maria Gianferrari

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 Coyote Moon, Hawk Rising, Whoo-Ku Haiku: A Great Horned Owl Story, Be a Tree! and most recently, Bobcat Prowling. Maria lives with her scientist husband and Maple the dog in a house encircled by trees.

Illustrator: Jieting Chen

Jieting Chen is an illustrator, animator and designer. With years of experience, she produced and directed several award-winning animation shorts. Her illustrations are strongly influenced by Asian paintings. She is based in New York.