Children’s books

I proofread children’s books.

If you are an independent self-publishing author of children’s books and want some guidance, here is information to help you.

Age bands in children’s books:

  • Early education books (ages 2–4)
  • Picture books
  • Ages 5–8
  • Ages 9–12
  • Teen and Young Adult

Genres (types) of children’s books:

  • Fantasy
  • Horror
  • Personal and social issues
  • Hobbies and interests
  • Reference

When you enquire if I am available to help with your book, I will ask you what age group you are targeting, and the genre you have used. So the bullet points above will help.

If you are still unsure, visit any bookshop and flick through a variety of chldren’s books. Choose different ranges of ages and genres. These will give you examples of how the writing and illustrations are presented.

If you are a children’s author, see my Rates page for the packages I provide and the prices for them.

I have supported several independent children’s authors to self-publication.

As a former classroom teacher, I enjoyed that time in the school day when we read aloud to children. From the age of Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) up to Key Stage 2 in upper Primary, aged 5-11. So that time is valuable. I continue to share reading time with my tutees as part of our tuition lessons.

I am a Partner Member of the Alliance of Independent Authors. See my profile page here.

The Alliance of Independent Authors - Partner Member

Go to my Contact page to email and check my availability for your project.



‘No More Germs’ by Jay Martey. Non-fiction book on hygiene for 3–7 year olds self-published by Independent Publishing Network.

“Thank you for proofreading, Annie. Let’s spread the message (healthy hygiene habits, not the germs!).”

no more germs


Tricky Punctuation in Cartoons by Lidia Stanton, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, is one of a set of guides for children written by Lidia. (Proofread using PDF commenting tools.)

Available on Amazon. Click on the image below.

“Annie is very professional, committed to the client’s needs and incredibly conscientious. She reshuffled her diary to accommodate my proofreading request, for which I am very grateful. She delivered the service within the suggested time frame. I would not hesitate to recommend Annie.”  Lidia Stanton MA MSc Psych MBPsS, Psychologist, Dyslexia Specialist, and Study Skills Tutor. 



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