November 2, 2013

An Aussie Year

An Aussie YearTwelve months in the life of Australian kids is Tania McCartney's latest picture book for 6-10 year olds, published by Exile Publishing. 

An Aussie Year, features five fresh faced Aussie kids; Ned, Lily, Zoe, Kirra and Matilda, as they take us through a year in their lives. Each character has their own heritage, interests, and family traditions but each represent the salad bowl of culture that typifies our beautiful country.

Illustrator Tina Snerling, has beautifully captured vibrant and detailed works of art for children and adults to read, admire, and share. Bursting with national pride the story meanders through a vibrant landscape of celebrations, traditions and events - both monumental and every day.

It is a brilliant resource for the classroom for teachers and students as is supported by extensive teaching notes and it relevant to many modules of the new school curriculum including; humanity and social science, history and citizenship, geography, the arts, languages, and design and technology.

Loving produced with a durable printed laminated casebound cover, An Aussie Year is one of those picture books that begs to be read time and time again as each time something new is discovered and learnt. 

Tania McCartney is an author, editor, reviewer and features writer. The founder of Kids Book Review and an ambassador for the National Year of Reading 2012, she is passionate about literacy and has spent many years presenting and speaking on reading, books and writing. She lives in Canberra with her husband and two kids, in a paper house at the base of a book mountain.

Image of Riley and the Jumpy Kangaroo: A journey around Canberra PAPERBACK

Tina Snerling is an illustrator, children’s wear designer and graphic artist. She lives in Brisbane with her husband, two kids and a wild imagination to draw the world with childhood innocence.

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