An Aussie Year: Twelve Months in the Life of Australian Kids

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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 .

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. Charming, whimsical and inclusive. The characters and illustrations cover the complete Australian ‘experience’. Perfect for children aged 4 to 12, with a literacy level for self-reading of 8 to 9.

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SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 245 x 255 mm / 9½ x 10 Inches | Colour | 32 Pages |

Tania McCartney is an award-winning author, illustrator and experienced book and magazine editor, who has been writing professionally for almost 30 years. She is the founder of Kids’ Book Review, the number one kidlit site on the web, and the hugely successful 52-Week Illustration Challenge. A juvenile literacy advocate, Tania is an ambassador for the Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge and other literacy initiatives. Her books include the bestselling An Aussie YearAustralia Illustrated and Smile Cry, which was a Notable Book in the CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2017. Tania has lived in Paris, London and Beijing, and currently lives in Canberra with her family and a rather large mountain of books.

Tina Snerling is an illustrator, graphic designer, creator and mother. As well as illustrating the award-winning Kids’ Year series and other picture books, Tina is the Art Director for a children’s toy and game company.

An Aussie Year has made the shortlist for West Australian Young Readers’ Book Award 2016 in the category of Best Picture Book.

The Award operates by inviting young readers to nominate, through their libraries, books that they have enjoyed. These nominations are then considered by the WAYRBA committee.

We love this book and it is good to know that the audience for whom they were written loves them too.

Congratulations to Tania, Tina and EK Books publisher Anouska Jones!

Congratulations to Tania McCartney and Tina Snerling for ‘An Aussie Year‘ winning the 2014 ACT Writing & Publishing Award for Best Children’s Book.

“So delighted to win in the ACT Writing and Publishing Awards last night for best children’s book. Tina and I are so proud of this book! And wanted to thank you for your support on a book that has both of our hearts.” – Tania McCartney


Kids Books We Love  featured
“What a rippa of a book, it will make you smile and and laugh, & adults will get a kick out of it too. We have a very diverse country and people who live here, we are very lucky” Click here to view

Magpies Magazine
“a col­ourful and interestingly thought out introduction to Australian children’s way of life in the 21st Century.”

Blue Wolf Reviews
“In a time of much cultural discussion, it is charming to find a series of books that deal with who and what make up the very interesting mix of cultures, now an integral component so many countries of the modern world..” Click here to read in full.

Geelong Coast Kids
“Charming whimsical and inclusive”

Offspring Magazine
“explores what it means to be Australian and the importance of multiculturalism.”

An Aussie Year is a snapshot of who we are as a nation – a vibrant mix of culture and race with a big dose of fun and sun. Both educational and engaging, it is a perfect read for children aged six to ten.”

Little Angel
“Learn all about what a day in the life of kids all over the world is like in this amazing series.” 

The Reading Shack
“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.”


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