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 New York’s kids, from celebrations, traditions and events, to the everyday way of life and the little things that make childhood so memorable.
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 the traditions of yesteryear. Its pages feature meandering text, dates and gorgeous illustrations showcasing five New Yorker children at play, at school, at home, and enjoying the sights and sites of New York.
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.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 245 x 255 mm | Colour | 32 Pages |
Tania McCartney writes for both adults and children, and has been shortlisted and awarded for both published and unpublished works.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 children’s stationery company.
News Day, December 2016 “Its pages focus on fun things to do in New York State each month, with colorful cartoon pictures to go along with each suggestion.”
Parents in Touch, November 2016 “an excellent all-round picture … The child-centred approach of the series is the perfect way to engage children’s attention; ; they can relate to the children featured and enjoy sharing in their lives.”
Reading Time, October 2016 “The acknowledgements at the end give an indication of the thought and research that went into writing this addition to the bestselling and award winning series. A must for schools and libraries, and for children curious about the world … Highly recommended.”
BuzzWords, September 2016 “Tania McCartney is something of a goddess when it comes to picture books and this latest offering confirms that she is still worthy of the title. Her crown is firmly wedged on.” – Click here to read the full review.
Kids Book Buzz, September 2016 “I liked reading about how the different children enjoy living in New York City … The illustrations in this book are extra bright and colorful … Overall, I highly recommend this book to kids and to grownups, too.”
Midwest Review of Books/Children’s Bookwatch, September 2016 “A New York Year” is a whirlwind tour through the 12 months of the year with child guides Fabian, Madison, Jayla, Sofia, and Alexander, each representative of some of the many races and nationalities found in New York … Earlier books in this series include “An English Year,” “An Aussie Year,” and “A Scottish Year.” … Each of these fine titles is of the same high quality and conveys diversity, celebrates differing holidays and celebrations, and communicates respect for all.”
“The author’s avowed focus on “traditional endemic elements and themes” common to “the majority of New York’s children” takes readers beyond the city limits to convey a sense of the whole state’s ethnic multiplicity.”
Kid’s Book Review, September 2016 “There is so much to learn about and see in New York. Famous sites and landmarks fill the pages. Some of these will be familiar to young readers through movies and television. This book is an exciting journey of discovery. Each page is full of wonderful illustrations that support the information the children present. They are attractive, full of life and colour, just like the kids.” – Click here to read.
DeeScribeWriting “A Texas Year and A New York Year feature ethnically and culturally diverse characters and diverse experiences” – Click here to read.
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