A Canadian Year

A Canadian Year : Twelve months in the life of Canada's kids

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 241 x 254 x 10.16mm | 417.3g
  • Ek Books
  • Chatswood, Australia
  • English
  • 150 color illustraions
  • 1925335437
  • 9781925335439
  • 302,217

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We are Liam, Ava, Oki, Chloe and Noah - and we're ready to take you on a journey through twelve months in the life of Canadian kids. Enjoy festivals and events, games and sports, flora and fauna, quirky traditions and the famous sites of our country. Come join us on a Canadian childhood adventure!

Discover more fun-filled titles in the popular Kids' Year series at www.ekbooks.org
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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. * Pinerolo * This is the latest book in a wonderful series that helps children understand the different lives that children lead around the world * Literacy, Families and Learning * "a lively overview of the sights, sports, foods and places that make this country so unique." * Postmedia News Canada * "... help to generate an attitude of tolerance and inclusiveness. These books would be important resources in any school or classroom library. "
* Reading Time * "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." * In The Good Books * "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." * Kids' Book Review * "Being so very different to Australia our kids love reading all about this foreign country, they can't imagine what -30 DegreesC 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." * Hip Little One * "Highly recommended for primary libraries - you really must have the whole series. Where are we travelling to next I wonder? ... What an absolutely marvelous way for us to spread the joy of inclusivity, promote cross-cultural understandings and foster peaceful relations with others." * Just So Books *
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About Tania McCartney

Tania McCartney is an award-winning author, illustrator, and book and magazine editor. The founder of Kids' Book Review and the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, she is a long-time juvenile literacy ambassador, and an established player in the Australian children's book industry. Her most recent book, See Hear, is a sequel to Smile Cry, a CBCA Notable Book for 2017 and winner of the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for Book of the Year. Australia Illustrated, now in its second edition, was her first self-illustrated book. Tania lives in Canberra with her family, a forest of artwork and a mountain of books.

Tina Snerling is an illustrator, graphic designer, creator, mother and Art Director at Spencil, a children's stationary company since 2013. Tania has illustrated the award winning Kid's Year series and is privileged to spend the most part of her days daydreaming out her sun drenched window, creating worlds that allow her to travel anywhere without leaving her studio.
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3.38 out of 5 stars
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