Children’s Book Reviews

Old Mate Media is all about helping parents and children from all over the world discover fantastic new books from indie authors and illustrators.

Children's Book Reviews with Willy Nilly

At Old Mate Media, we make children’s picture books, so we love children’s book reviews. We love hearing feedback on our work. And we love how reviews can help parents and kids discover more titles from our catalogue. But it’s more than just that. We recently published an article detailing eight reasons why reviewing children’s books is vitally important to indie authors. In the new, digital landscape, it’s an artificial intelligence than selects what you see and what you don’t. And that AI likes reviews.

So we’re keen to stand by those words and review the work of other indie authors. Below you will find children’s book reviews of titles we’ve come across in our travels. We also invite indie authors and illustrators to submit their work for review. We hope you find something among the list that you and your family will enjoy.

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If you are an author or illustrator interested in getting their book reviewed on the site, you can find more information here.

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Children’s Book Reviews

Simply click the cover to access the review.

Stunno's Surf Adventure
The Moon in Daytime Cover
Lulu and Lainie French Yarn Cover
Starts With Sorry Cover
Two Knights and a Princess Cover - Children's Book Reviews
Blue Toll's Broken Berry Rod Cover
The Magic Leaf Review Cover
The Very Loving Caterpillar Cover
Martha The Blue Sheep cover
Puppy's Bubble Cover
Lulu and Lainey A Lucky Day Cover
Military Friends ABC Cover
My Buddy Knows Letters Cover
Count With Me Cover
Zach's Quest Cover
The Beetle and the Berry Cover
Tigger and Jasper's New Home Cover

Chris Stead’s Books

Old Mate Media was founded by award-winning author and editor, Chris Stead. As well as designing, publishing and editing books for authors and illustrators all around the world, he also releases his own children’s books. This includes the famous Willy Nilly series, which has gained attention around the world. He also works on novels, cookbooks, travel books and more. Make sure you take a look at his published work before you go. And if you want an insight into the many other projects he is working on, you can see what is in the pipeline, too.

Authors, illustrators or parents who would like to try their hand at making a book for their child, should check out the services menu. We also have a step-by-step guide, so you can see how it all comes together.