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Old Mate Media book reading at the Kids Gifts and Toys Bazaar

This weekend author Chris Stead will do a children’s book reading to the kids at Newport’s latest children’s festival. There’s nothing quite like doing a children’s book reading. It’s a large reason why I started creating children’s books to begin with. Being able to build something that you can share with your children is awesome. […]
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Picture book report: buying and reading habits of parents

The results of our children's picture book survey with parents from across the world are in. Read the full report. At Old Mate Media, we make children’s picture books. And a children’s picture book is bought by a parent or grandparent to read to the little people in their lives. So in order to best deliver our books […]
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Can You See The Magic? A revolutionary and unique new children’s book

Today Old Mate Media is ecstatic to announce its latest Children’s Book. Can You See The Magic? is available on iTunes and Amazon, and it’s unlike anything you have seen before. The seventh children’s picture book to be written and published by Chris Stead and Old Mate Media is on sale right now. It’s available […]
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Take our children’s book survey and win

Want to win a cool prize by doing a small survey? Old Mate Media is looking to improve the way it delivers great children’s books to parents and grandparents around the world. There’s plenty of exciting plans in motion here at Old Mate Media and we want you to get involved. We’re hoping you can […]
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A Very Strange Zoo - a new picture book out now

Old Mat Media’s latest children’s picture book features a unique visual style, and some of the most amazing animals you will ever see. When I first saw the art of Argentinian Antonela Cárpena, I was immediately struck by its unique feel. My introduction to her work was an image of a house filled with various […]
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Willy Nilly is The Fastest Kid in the World - out now

The third book in The Wild Imagination of Willy Nilly by series Chris Stead is out now on iTunes and Amazon. The world exclusive reveal of The Fastest Kid in the World cover Start your engines… well push your billycarts actually. Willy Nilly is back in his third big adventure and it’s his most action-packed […]
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Willy Nilly's The Fastest Kid in the World cover reveal

Enjoy the first official look at The Fastest Kid in the World, the third book in Chris Stead’s The Wild Imagination of Willy Nilly children’s picture book series. Get excited picture book fans, our wonderful artist Ronzkie has just submitted the final image for the third Willy Nilly book. The last puzzle piece to fall […]
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Willy Nilly stars in the Manly Daily

Major Sydney newspaper, The Manly Daily, has published a write-up on Old Mate Media and our star character, Willy Nilly. The Manly Daily servers the entire Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia, where I was born and raised. As such, it has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. This […]
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My Birthday Cake Needs A New Home out now on Apple Books

Looking for a tasty new Children’s Picture Book to read the kids at bedtime? Look no further than the latest book from author Chris Stead. Previously available via Amazon for the Kindle, I'm happy to announce today that my latest picture book, My Birthday Cake Needs A New Home has just arrived on Apple Books. Your […]
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Could Willy Nilly 3 be the best children's book in the series yet?

So I’m very close to finishing off the third book in The Wild Imagination of Willy Nilly series, which is quite exciting. The art for the last of the main images is in and I have a stack of great character renders and backgrounds to use in some marketing material - bet you can't wait […]
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