Meet Ned, Lily, Zoe, Kirra and Matilda -- Australian children representing a multicultural blend of culture and race that typifies our beautiful country. They are taking you through a year in the life of Australian kids, from celebrations to traditions to events, to our everyday way of life. They are Australia. 'An Aussie Year' is a picture book bursting with national pride. It is a snapshot of who we are as a nation, and covers our modern day culture, lifestyle and traditions. Its pages feature trailing, meandering text, dates and gorgeous illustrations showing our five Aussie children at play, at school, at home, and enjoying their parts of Australia -- from the tropical north out to our rugged west and beautiful Tassie.
"This is a perfect book for young children, they will become fascinated with the colourful characters and their adventures." - Get Ahead Kids September Review
Tania McCartney is an award-winning author of both children's and adult books, with a particular passion for picture books. An experienced editor, illustrator, speaker and publisher, she has written more than thousand articles and reviews, both in print and online. She is also the founder of Kids' Book Review, one of the foremost children's literacy websites and the Facebook phenomenon, the 52-Week Illustration Challenge. An ACT Ambassador for the National Year of Reading (2012), Tania is passionate about literacy and has spent many years presenting and speaking on reading, books and writing. The writing talent behind the internationally successful Kid's Year series, Tania has lived in France, England and China, but now lives in Australia with her family.
Tina Snerling is an illustrator, graphic designer, creator, mother and Art Director at Spencil, a children's stationary company since 2013. Tania has illustrated the award winning Kid's Year series and is privileged to spend the most part of her days daydreaming out her sun drenched window, creating worlds that allow her to travel anywhere without leaving her studio.
"Explore childhood in Australia through the eyes of five Aussie kids, all from different backgrounds, families and locations across the country. I absolutely LOVED this book and (being relatively new to Australia myself) I learnt a lots of cool stuff I didn't know about my new home country."- Hip Little One
"Learn all about what a day in the life of kids all over the world is like in this amazing series."- Little Angel
''This is a clever example of an interactive book with no technology necessary. An Aussie Year will make children want to plan and share their own stories and adventures". - The Reading Shack (AUSTRALIA)