Meet Madison, Alexander, Fabian, Sophia and Jayla - New York kids representing a blend of culture and race that typifies this impressive state. They'll take you through a year in the life of New York's kids, from celebrations, traditions and events, to the everyday way of life and the little things that make childhood so memorable. A New York Year is a picture book showcasing the cultural diversity of the state.
It's a snapshot of New Yorkers, blending modern-day culture and lifestyle with the traditions of the past. Its pages feature meandering text, dates and gorgeous illustrations showcasing five New Yorker children at play, at school, at home, and enjoying the sights and sites of New York. From the spectacular Niagara Falls and Adirondack Mountains to the beaches of Long Island, and the dazzling lights of Manhattan, this is a New York childhood.
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. Her recent books include Australia: Illustrated and Smile Cry, a CBCA Notable Book for 2017.
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.
"The creators of An English Year (2015) cross the pond for glimpses of an annual round in the Empire State. In a set of monthly spreads, a conspicuously diverse cast of children present a random-feeling mix of seasonal activities and festivities, mostly in the Big Apple. These include snuggling down to watch videos on a cold day, taking in a Yankees game, passing the challah on Shabbat, wolfing down torrone in Little Italy, visiting museums either in the city or as far away as Rochester and Cooperstown, celebrating holidays ranging from President's Day to Chinese New Year and Sukkot. Excepting Oktoberfest, Festivus, and a few others, the entries all feature an identifying or explanatory comment with a small, brightly idealized cartoon image. ... The author's avowed focus on "traditional endemic elements and themes" common to "the majority of New York's children" takes readers beyond the city limits to convey a sense of the whole state's ethnic multiplicity. A Texas Year publishes simultaneously. A multicultural tasting platter."