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All Year Round

Written by Emilie Leduc

Translated by Shelley Tanaka

  • 36 Pages
  • 9781554984121
  • 8" x 8"
  • from 2 to 5
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Time



Publication Date July 24, 2015

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.

Short-listed for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Illustration 2012

Selected for the CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens 2016


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.


"Charmingly illustrated . . . Joyful and sweet." Kirkus Reviews

"With rich vocabulary and dynamic illustrations, this quaint title is exquisite." School Library Journal

"This delightfully illustrated book takes younger readers through the months of the year by season." Toronto Star

"A dreamy outing." Publishers Weekly