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A Canadian Year

A Canadian Year
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9781925335439
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Tania McCartney & Tina Snerling

A Canadian Year

Twelve Months in the Life of Canada’s Kids

A Kids’ Year No. 6

Tania McCartney & Tina Snerling

EK Books

Download the Teacher's Notes here. The Kid's Year Series are the ideal choice for supporting the ACARA Intercultural Understanding, which you can learn about here.

Meet Liam, Ava, Oki, Chloe and Noah — Canadian kids representing a multicultural blend of culture and race that typifies our amazing country. They’ll take you through a year in the life of Canada’s kids, from celebrations, traditions and events, to our everyday way of life and the little things that make childhood so memorable. A Canadian Year is a picture book bursting with national pride. It’s a snapshot of who we are as Canadians, blending our modern-day culture and lifestyle with past traditions and native heritage. Its pages feature meandering text, dates and gorgeous illustrations showcasing our five Canadian kids at play, at school, at home, and enjoying the sights and sites of our nation. From the frozen glaciers of our north to the sweeping prairies, rocky mountains and great lakes, from vibrant cities to tiny towns, this is our Canadian 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Tania McCartney writes for both adults and children, and has been shortlisted and awarded for both published and unpublished works.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 also 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. As well as illustrating the award-winning Kids’ Year series and other picture books, Tina is the Art Director for a game and toy company.


SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover | 245 x 255 mm | 150+ Colour Illustrations | 32 Pages | 


Reviews

New Idea, June 2017

"gives kids insight into other cultures"


Literacy, Family and Learning, June 2017

"this is the latest book in a wonderful series that helps children understand the different lives that children lead around the world"


Hip Little One, June 2017

"Being so very different to Australia our kids love reading all about this foreign country, they can’t imagine what -30°C feels like but they sure get very excited about the sound of ice hockey, sled races, skiing and riding the toboggan. Everyone is chatting about igloos and ice hotels, we discover the meaning of Inuit and why houses in North Canada are built on stilts … Once you’ve finished ‘A Canadian Year’ you’ll be a true Canada connoisseur."


Reading Time, June 2017

"help to generate an attitude of tolerance and inclusiveness. These books would be important resources in any school or classroom library."


In The Good Books, June 2017

"What I really like about this hard-covered book as well as A Kiwi Year is the layout. The sentences are short yet informative making it ideal for even children of young age to understand. The illustrations are bright and give readers a fantastic glimpse into all of the wonderful things there are to do and celebrate in Canada."


Just So Books, June 2017

"Highly recommended for primary libraries – you really must have the whole series. Where are we travelling to next I wonder?"


Kids' Book Review, May 2017

"These books are fabulous for schools. They are educational books kids will want to pick up and explore, and EK Books provides teaching notes on their website to give you inspiration for lessons and activities.”

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