A Kiwi year: Twelve months in the life of New Zealand’s kids


By Tania McCartney and Tina Snerling

Meet Charlie, Ruby, Oliver, Mason and Kaia — Kiwi kids representing a multicultural blend of culture and race that typifies the amazing country. They’ll take you through a year in the life of New Zealand’s kids, from celebrations, traditions and events, to their 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 they are as New Zealanders, blending a modern-day culture and lifestyle with past traditions and native heritage. Its pages feature meandering text, dates and gorgeous illustrations showcasing five Kiwi kids at play, at school, at home, and enjoying the sights and sites of the great nation. From the Bay of Islands to the hot springs and soaring mountains, vibrant cities and quaint country towns, this is their New Zealand childhood.

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Tania McCartney writes for both adults and children, and has been shortlisted and awarded for both published and unpublished works.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.

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Weight 0.25 kg
Dimensions 25 × 25 × 0.5 cm







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Year Published


Age range

Ages 4 to 10.