Meet Luis, Alexis, Christopher, Ethan, and Mia Texan kids representing a blend of culture and race that typifies this amazing state. They’ll take you through a year in the life of Texan kids, from celebrations, traditions and events, to the everyday way of life and the little things that make childhood so memorable. A Texas Year is a picture book bursting with state pride. It’s a snapshot of who Texans are, blending modern-day culture and lifestyle with past traditions and multicultural heritage.
Its pages feature meandering text, dates and gorgeous illustrations showcasing five Texan children at play, at school, at home, and enjoying the sights and sites of this great state. From the plains and canyons of the Panhandle to the beaches and wetlands of the Gulf Coast, vibrant cities and friendly country towns, this is the Texan childhood.
About the Author
Tania McCartney writes for both adults and children, and has been shortlisted and awarded for both published and unpublished works.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.
"From the Big Apple to the Lone Star State, these two books will make you and your family want to jump on a plane and visit America!" * The Mummy Project * "Beautiful and collectible, this one will sit perfectly beside the others of the series." * Kids Book Review * "The Kids' Year series is a wonderful collaboration with illustrator Tina Snerling teaching children about how other children live in different cities all over the world." * Alphabet Street * "A Texas Year and A New York Year feature ethnically and culturally diverse characters and diverse experiences". * DeeScribe Writing * "I thought this book had some interesting things to share (like what "Texas" means), and I learned a few new things about my home state. This book would be good choice for kids would want to learn more about special events that happen in parts of Texas." * Kids Book Buzz * "As the book progresses through each month we learn about important days, school life, activities, the climate and the food Texans eat. Each double page spread of the book covers a month and the simple headings for each month are decorated to give a clue of the importance of the month or the season it falls in. The final double page spread of the book gives a wealth of information about the State of Texas for a child. There is a simple map and some information about the geography of the area." * Creative Kids Tales * "This is a fun book, with lively full-colour illustrations, packed with information that will make the world seem small while at the same time making the world look delightfully various. This series would serve well in any classroom or family where there is an interest in exploring differences in cultures. Recommended for six to ten year olds." * Reading Time * "From the plains and canyons of the Panhandle to the beaches and wetlands of the Gulf Coast, vibrant cities and friendly country towns, this is the Texan childhood, showing just what makes the state so special." * Parents in Touch * "The Kids' Year series is a wonderful collaboration with illustrator Tina Snerling teaching children about how other children live in different cities all over the world." * Alphabet Street * "It's amazing how much of a feel for each state I got from reading these books. I especially love the part at the back which has facts about each state ... I hope more states are explored, although there are a lot so I doubt all could be covered. I'd love Alaska to be the next book!" * Nayu's Reading Corner *
Series: Kids' Year
For Ages: 4+ years old
For Grades: P - 4
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st September 2016
Publisher: Exisle Publishing eBooks
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 26.5 x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.44