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.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover | 245 x 255 mm / 9½ x 10 Inches | Colour | 32 Pages
The School Librarian
“invites dipping in and just following what catches your eye, and the text and illustrations are perfectly pitched, lively but informative … Ideal for researching another culture.”
“Its pages focus on fun things to do in New York State each month, with colorful cartoon pictures to go along with each suggestion.”
Nayu’s Reading Corner
“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!”
“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.” – Click here to read the full review.
“The cute, stylized illustrations accompany the reader through each month of the year in New York … It’s a good book to read with your kids if you’ll be visiting or moving to New York.”
Parents in Touch
“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.”
“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.
Midwest Review of Books/Children’s Bookwatch
“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.”
Kid’s Book Review
“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.
The Mummy Project
“…a fabulous read for families planning a trip to New York or wanting to learn more about America. In fact, after reading the book, my daughter asked if I would take her to New York!”
“… an interesting and inspiring snapshot of New York life. Perfect for kids living in New York.”
“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.”
“A Texas Year and A New York Year feature ethnically and culturally diverse characters and diverse experiences” – Click here to read.
“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.”
Kids Book Buzz
“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.”