Congratulations to Tania McCartney and Tina Snerling for ‘An Aussie Year’ winning the 2014 ACT Writing & Publishing Award for Best Children’s book.

‘So delighted to win in the ACT Writing and Publishing Awards last night for best children’s book. Tina and I are so proud of this book! And wanted to thank you for your support on a book that has both of our hearts.’ Tania McCartney




An Aussie Year

Twelve months in the life of Australian kids

Character from An Aussie Year

Meet Ned, Lily, Zoe, Kirra and Matilda — Australian children representing a multicultural blend of culture and race that typifies our beautiful country. They are taking you through a year in the life of Australian kids, from celebrations to traditions to events, to our everyday way of life. They are Australia.

An Aussie Year is a picture book bursting with national pride. It is a snapshot of who we are as a nation, and covers our modern day 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, and enjoying their parts of Australia — from the tropical north out to our rugged west and beautiful Tassie.

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ISBN: 978-1-921966-24-8

Size: 258 x 252mm/10¼ x 9¾ inches

Format: Hardback

Extent: 32 pages

Publication date: October 2013