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All Year Round

Written by Emilie Leduc • Translated by Shelley Tanaka

For readers 2 - 5 years old | Published July 24, 2015 | ISBN 9781554984121
JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Seasons

Cover of All Year Round

Regular price $14.95 CAD

36 pages | 8.00 in × 8.00 in
Digital Format

Also Available in Print

About this book

All Year Round

Emilie Leduc • Shelley Tanaka

A joyful look at the months of the year through the eyes of a young child.

From January through December, experience a world of color, wonder and silliness. March is for celebrating a birthday, July is for swimming upside down, September is for crunchy piles of leaves and December is for a kingdom all in white. Experience a whole year to play and celebrate!

Author and illustrator Emilie Leduc brings a vibrant year of childhood to life with her soft yet vivid illustrations and poetic text. Each month of the year shows off a new wonder, and the giddy smiles of the child in the story are sure to be contagious.

About the Creators

Emilie Leduc

Emilie Leduc graduated in graphic design from the Université du Québec à Montreal in 2010. She studied animation at the Cégep du Vieux Montréal. She has worked as a graphic designer, animator and illustrator for various television series. In 2010, Emilie received the Michèle Lemieux Award for Illustration. All Year Round was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Illustration in 2012. Emilie lives and works in Montreal.

Shelley Tanaka

Shelley Tanaka is an award-winning author, translator and editor. She has written more than twenty books for children and young adults, winning the Orbis Pictus Award, the Mr. Christie’s Book Award, the Science in Society Book Award and the Information Book Award, and she has twice been nominated for the Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis. Other honors include Texas Blue Bonnet runner-up, School Library Journal Best Books, ALA Notables and IRA Young Adults’ Choice. Her translation of Michel Noel’s Good for Nothing won the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People and was on the IBBY Honor List (Commended). Shelley teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts, in the MFA Program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.

Awards and Praise
  • Commended CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens, 2016
  • Short-listed Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Illustration, 2012