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 children living in New York, from celebrations, traditions and events, to the everyday way of life and the little things that make childhood so memorable. Its pages are laid out clearly by month, showcasing five New York children at play, at school, at home, and enjoying the sights and sites of New York. Feature meandering text and gorgeous illustrations, it pinpoints the highlights of a young person’s New York year in vibrant and lively detail. 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 longstanding traditions. Children and adults alike will be swept up in this beautiful depiction of life in another culture. 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Tania McCartney writes for both adults and children, and has been shortlisted and awarded for both published and unpublished works. An experienced magazine writer, editor and speaker, she has been writing professionally for over 25 years and has almost a thousand articles and reviews in print and online. She founded Kids’ Book Review, the number one children’s literature site on the web, and the 52-Week Illustration Challenge. An Ambassador for the National Year of Reading (2012), and a Friend of the Reading Hour, she is also passionate about literacy. She has lived in Paris, London and Beijing, and currently lives in Canberra with her very supportive family, and a mountain of books.
Tina Snerling is an illustrator, graphic designer, creator and mother. Formerly a fashion and textiles designer, she now illustrates the award-winning Kids’ Year series and other picture books, and is the Art Director for a children’s stationery company.