An Aussie Year: Twelve Months in the Life of Australian Kids


It’s no surprise that we think Tania McCartney is a remarkable and talented Australian children’s author.

We have travelled the world with Riley the Little Aviator, sought inspirational handcrafted ideas from some of Australia’s most talented handmade artisans, designers and craftspeople with ‘Handmade Living: A Designer Collective’, taken a journey back in time learning about the history of Australia from the beginning right through to today with ‘Australian Story-An Illustrated Timeline’, joined intrepid warriors as they seek to ensure the survival of our native landscape for generations to come in ‘Eco Warriors’ and in November 2013 children can join Ned, Lily, Zoe, Kirra and Matilda in An Aussie Year: Twelve Months in the Life of Australian Kids’ as they take you on a journey through a year in the life of Australian children, from cultural celebrations to traditions and events, to our everyday way of life.

An Aussie Year is a picture book bursting with national pride. It is a snapshot of who we are as a nation, covering our melting-pot culture, lifestyle and traditions. Its pages feature trailing, meandering text, dates and gorgeous illustrations showing our five Aussie children at play, at school, at home, enjoying their homeland––from the tropical north to our rugged west.

The book leads us through each month, detailing what each month means to the five children.

“We get scratchy sand in our swimsuits”-January

The book is beautifully illustrated by Tina Snerling- a designer, illustrator, artist, web designer, seamstress and mum . The illustrations are colurful and interesting making this picture book suitable for all ages of Australian kids.

We are so excited to give on Alphabet Street reader the opportunity to win your own copy of An Aussie Year, valued at $19.99! The perfect gift for children this Christmas. To be in the running simply email detailing what time of year or event in Australia you and your family love most of all.

Terms and Conditions

Entrant must reside in Australia
Entrant must be 18 years or older
Entrant can only enter once
Entrant must include their contact details
Winner will be notified by email
Winner will have 24 hours to respond
Competition closes Wednesday 27th November 5pm

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *