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A Kiwi Year

A Kiwi Year
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A Kiwi Year

A Kiwi Year

Twelve Months in the Life of New Zealand’s Kids

A Kids’ Year No. 7

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 Charlie, Ruby, Oliver, Mason and Kaia — Kiwi 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 New Zealand's kids, from celebrations, traditions and events, to our everyday way of life and the little things that make childhood so memorable. A Kiwi Year is a picture book bursting with national pride. It’s a snapshot of who we are as New Zealanders, 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 Kiwi kids at play, at school, at home, and enjoying the sights and sites of our great nation. From the Bay of Islands to our hot springs and soaring mountains, vibrant cities and quaint country towns, this is our New Zealand 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Tania McCartney writes for both adults and children, and has been shortlisted and awarded for both published and unpublished works.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:

Mid West Book Review, July 2017

"a unique and highly recommended addition to family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections."


Playgroup NSW, July 2017

"the latest books in this bestselling series from award-winning author Tania McCartney and outstanding Australian illustrator Tina Snerling. This talented team...turn their attention to Canada and New Zealand for an inclusive and playful look at life through the eyes of today's kids."


Pinerolo, July 2017

"A Canadian year and A Kiwi Year by Tania McCartney & Tina Snerling (EK Books). Two new books in this popular series which takes children through a year in the life of children in different countries. Lots of fascinating and informative facts and colourful, detailed illustrations. Great books to read before travelling or just to know how other children live."


New Idea, June 2017

"gives kids insight into other cultures"


Literacy, Families and Learning, June 2017

"all the books in this splendid series offer so much more than any geography text for children ever could. The teacher in me wants to race off to a classroom to share this book as a basis for a whole unit of work on Canada".


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."


Just So Books, June 2017

"What an absolutely marvellous way for us to spread the joy of inclusivity, promote cross-cultural understandings and foster peaceful relations with others."


Kids' Book Review, May 2017

"with entertaining facts and funky illustrations, these books are fun, engaging and informative."


The Bottom Shelf, May 2017

"Tania and Tina have ferreted out those things that make this country and its people unique and bring them to life through the eyes of the children, celebrating them in such a special way that this book will be handed on to my grandchildren (whose dad is also a Kiwi) so they can understand where they come from."Read the full review here.

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