An English Year (Picture Book Review)

Book Review, Children's Books, Picture Books
An English Year

An English YearAn English Year by Tania McCartney, illustrated by Tina Snerling

Age range: 4-7

Grade level: P-2

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: Exisle Pub (September 28, 2015)

Source: From Jennifer Prost Public Relations

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


About An English Year:

Five little children ready to take you on a journey through twelve months in the life of English kids. Meet Aman, Victoria, Amelia, Tandi and George – English children representing a multicultural blend of culture and race that typifies our beautiful country. They will take you through a year in the life of English kids, from celebrations to traditions to events, to our everyday way of life and the little things that make childhood so memorable. They are our English childhood. An English Year is a picture book bursting with national pride. It is a snapshot of who we are as a nation, blending our modern-day culture and lifestyle with past traditions and strong heritage. Its pages feature meandering text, dates and gorgeous illustrations showcasing our five English children at play, at school, at home, and enjoying the sights and sites of England – from the northern moors and breathtaking Lake District, to our pebbly seasides, bustling cities and historical country towns.


Find the Book:

Amazon | Goodreads


About the Author:

Tania McCartney is an author, editor, reviewer and features writer. The founder of Kids Book Review and an ambassador for the National Year of Reading 2012, she is passionate about literacy and has spent many years presenting and speaking on reading, books and writing. She lives in Canberra with her husband and two kids.

Tina Snerling is an illustrator, children’s wear designer and graphic artist. She lives in Brisbane with her husband and two kids.


My Thoughts on An English Year:

Take a journey to England when you read An English Year with your kids. It is a nonfiction picture book all about England, their traditions, and their holidays. If you’re looking for a good, simple book to teach your kids about another country and culture, this is a good choice.

My only complaint with the book is that due to the short format, some things aren’t explained very well. There were a couple of terms I didn’t know and weren’t explained in the book. Other than that, my kids and I really enjoyed it and liked learning more about England.


Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Jennifer Prost Public Relations in exchange for an honest review.

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