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An Aussie Year

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Tania McCartney and Tina Snerling

An Aussie Year

Twelve months in the life of Australian kids

Tania McCartney and Tina Snerling

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.


Specifications: Size: 258 x 252mm/10¼ x 9¾ inches | Format: PLC Hardback | 32 pages


About the author/illustrator:

Tania McCartney is an award-winning author, editor, illustrator and founder of highly regarded children’s literature website Kids’ Book Review and the 52-Week Illustration Challenge. Her previous titles with Tina Snerling are Peas in a PodTottie and Dot, and the bestselling An Aussie Year.

Tina Snerling is an illustrator, graphic designer, creator and Mother. She is privileged to spend the most part of her days daydreaming out her sundrenched window, while creating worlds that allow her to travel anywhere without leaving her studio. 


2 x EK Books make the shortlist for the West Australian Young Readers' Book Award 2016!

An Aussie Year, written by Tania McCartney and illustrated by Tina Snerling, and Anzac Ted, written and illustrated by Belinda Landsberry, have both 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 these books and it is good to know that the audience for whom they were written loves them too.

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

For more information visit http://wayrba.org.au/2016/01/27/picture-books-shortlist-2016/


Geelong Coast Kids, July 2017

"Charming whimsical and inclusive"

Offspring Magazine, June 2017

"explores what it means to be Australian and the importance of multiculturalism."

The Mummy Project, January 2016

a beautiful summary of a child’s life growing up in Australia”.

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Babyology, January 2016

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. Grab your copy ofAn Aussie Year for $19.99 plus shipping at Exisle Publishing or seek it out in all good book stores.”

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Claire Hewitt Blog, October 2015

“It's a busy book following the year of a few Australian kids. The images are colourful and each page has lots of things for young readers to scan through, to read the bits they know and guess the rest.” 

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Little Angel, September 2015

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

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Hip Little One, September 2015

“Whether you are a purebred Aussie, a newbie or even living overseas, you are sure to enjoy this colourful book full of Aussie highlights. Explore childhood in Australia through the eyes of five Aussie kids, all from different backgrounds, families and locations across the country. I absolutely LOVED this book and (being relatively new to Australia myself) I learnt a lots of cool stuff I didn’t know about my new home country”

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The Reading Shack, July 2015

"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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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

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