Five little children ready to take you on a journey through twelve months in the life of Texas kids.
It’s amazing how each state in the United States is so different and even though I had lived on both U.S. coasts, traveled to foreign countries, and grew up in Ohio by the time I visited and eventually moved to Texas; it was a whole new kind of experience once I got here. I’ve had the good fortune to travel all over Texas and each area is like it’s own little country. People who live in West Texas have things to say about the rest of Texas, people who live in South Texas have things to say about the rest of Texas…..well, you get the idea! It’s a very diverse state in many ways, and since I live in Austin, I get to be labeled a hippie liberal who hates conservative ideas just for being a citizen of this lovely place. It’s strangely absurd that people have those views, but one thing is for sure – Texans are PROUD to be from Texas. When you say you live in Texas, you always get a strong reaction. I never received that when I said I lived in Ohio, North Carolina, or Oregon. A Texas Year takes a look at five Texan kids with different backgrounds and gives a year snapshot into each of their lives. Yee-haw!
Meet Luis, Alexis, Christopher, Ethan and Mia – five Texan kids representing a multicultural blend that typifies our amazing state. They’ll take you through a year in the life of Texan kids, from celebrations, traditions and events, to our everyday way of life and the little things that make childhood so memorable. A Texas Year features meandering text, dates and gorgeous illustrations that showcase these five Texan children at play, at school, at home, and enjoying the sights and sites of our great state. A Texas Year is a picture book bursting with state pride. It’s a snapshot of who we are as Texans, blending our modern-day culture and lifestyle with past traditions and multicultural heritage. 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 our Texan childhood. I highly recommend this book, especially to all of the Texas families out there!
Upcoming Book! You might be interested in the upcoming ‘A Kid’s Year’ book due to release in January called A New York Year!
About the Author: Tania McCartney is an award-winning author of both children’s and adult books, with a particular passion for picture books. An experienced editor, illustrator, speaker and publisher, she has written more than a thousand articles and reviews, both in print and online. She is also the founder of Kids’ Book Review, one of the foremost children’s literacy websites and the Facebook phenomenon, the 52-Week Illustration Challenge. An ACT Ambassador for the National Year of Reading (2012), Tania is passionate about literacy and has spent many years presenting and speaking on reading, books and writing. The writing talent behind the internationally successful Kid’s Year series, Tania has lived in France, England and China, but now lives in Australia with her family.
About the Illustrator: Tina Snerling is an illustrator, graphic designer, creator, mother and Art Director at Spencil, a children’s stationary company since 2013. Tania has illustrated the award winning Kid’s Year series and is privileged to spend the most part of her days daydreaming out her sun drenched window, creating worlds that allow her to travel anywhere without leaving her studio.
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