Tag: kidslit

Start With Sorry - children's book reviews

Author P.T Finch teams with illustrator Gokhan Bas to teach children a lesson on empathy Author-artist team P.T Finch and Gokhan Bas are looking to build a series of books that teach toddlers about empathy. Finch, a resident of New York City, is passionate about not only breaking down and explaining empathy to children, but […]
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Bean Takes a Walk – children’s book reviews

Two long time collaborators from opposite sides of the world tell a curious tale about a wandering bean. Despite living on opposite sides of the world, author Ann Bevans and artist Matthew Ethan Gray have been collaborating for a long time. The former is a pizza-loving gym junkie from Maryland, USA. The latter a photographer […]
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Lulu and Lainey A French Yarn – children's book review

Author Lois Petren and illustrator Tanja Russita take children on the magical little adventure of a little girl who loves to knit. As soon as I saw the cover for Lulu and Lainey … a French Yarn, I knew I was in for a treat. Then I saw the opening dedication. “For every child who […]
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Two Knights and a Princess – children’s picture book reviews

A delightful adventure tale from author Tara Thomas-Sanderson about three children discovering the joys of playing together by making compromises and showing acceptance of each other. Two Knights and a Princess Story Overview Everyone understands the joy of playtime. This rhyming picture book has all the elements of an engaging adventure story and it’s sure to […]
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Free children's picture book review service

If you’re an indie children’s picture book author looking for children’s picture book reviews, Old Mate Media can help. At Old Mate Media, we love making books. We also love helping other indie authors and illustrators self-publish their work. One of the biggest challenges facing any indie author releasing their book into a massive worldwide […]
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Stunno’s Surf Adventure review

An enjoyable yarn about riding the waves of the Aussie surfing lifestyle that teaches kids about the benefits of optimism. Residing in southern Australia, not far from the famously long lines of Bell’s Beach, indie author Mark Reside loves to surf. He also loves to read rhyming books to his two daughters, so it should […]
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The making of Can You See The Magic?

Author Chris Stead details the making of his interactive children’s picture book, Can You See the Magic. The story behind the making of Can You See The Magic started at a wedding. A good mate of mine was getting married down in the Southern Highlands, south of Sydney Australia. It was a weekender, and the whole […]
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Nominate a good book at the Goodreads Awards

The Goodreads Awards for 2016 are nearing the pointy end of judging and it’s time for the readers to get involved. Everybody loves a good book, and we’re sure you’ve got something sitting on your bookshelf or bedside table you cannot wait to rave to friends about. Well great news: the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016 […]
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Sneak peek at upcoming books by Old Mate Media

We have a range of upcoming books and projects in production at Old Mate Media, and we hope you’re excited by each of the following. It’s been a very busy 2016 for Old Mate Media, and as we head towards 2017, we’ve got a stack of upcoming books on the way. Joining the nine books […]
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16 ways children’s ebooks are better than printed books

In the eBooks vs Printed Books debate, you will be surprised by how many ways a good eBook can improve on the traditional reading experience. Don’t be lulled into thinking that an eBook is just a print book in digital form. A good eBook should offer an enhanced experience that makes the most of its […]
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