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Halloween at Gecko Press: Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?

This October we are celebrating our sometimes-scary lupine characters for Halloween.

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Gecko Press wins 2017 NZ Publisher of the Year

A win, good company, and a thriving book scene at the 2017 Book Industry Awards!

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An award-winning Hippopotamus!

That’s Not A Hippopotamus wins Best Picture Book at the 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

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The Guardian’s best new picture books

My Pictures after the Storm is in good company in this Guardian roundup of the best new picture books and novels for children. Sitting next to a bespectacled mole, a mermaid and a love song to the planet, this book is described as “Clever, playful, with a mordant edge, this is sophisticated silliness in warm shades… Read more »

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Events, News

Hot Chocolate Club 2017

On the first Wednesday of the month at 10.00 am, Publisher Julia Marshall invites a group of eight children to visit Gecko Press for a glass of chocolate milk and discussion about books, blurbs, pictures, words… If you would like to bring a group of eight  8-11 year olds (through your school or a group of friends) please email to… Read more »

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To open the oversize pages of “Timeline: A Visual History of Our World” is to invite mild feelings of stress: As much as you want to pore over each busy historical tableau... you may want to rush forward to see what comes next...

Wall Street Journal

One message shines from the Gecko list: children deserve quality.

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