Cook’s Cook Launch at Tūranga Library
Gecko Press and Scorpio Books warmly invite you to celebrate the release of Cook’s Cook, the Cook who Cooked for Captain Cook by Gavin Bishop at Tūranga (New Central Library in Christchurch).Read more
Karena Kelly reads aloud “Paraweta” at Porirua Library
We had a tino pai time celebrating Maori Language Week with ‘Paraweta‘ translator Karena Kelly and her enthusiastic little helper…Read more
The Most Astonishingly Unconventional Children’s Books of 2018
The Most Astonishingly Unconventional Children’s Books of 2018 by The School Library Journal. One of them is Inside the Villains by Clotilde Perrin.Read more
Celebrate Children’s Books in Wellington
Unity Books Wellington welcomes you to hear publishers of titles shortlisted for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults discuss what they like about each other’s books.Read more
New Zealand Children’s Book Awards 2018
A bumper crop of excellent books for young New Zealand readers have today been announced as the 33 finalists in the 2018 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.Read more
Kiwi books offered by Jacinda Ardern to the Royal Baby
Jacinda Adern sent a collection of children’s books from New Zealand to the royal baby. The selection of books were carefully chosen by author Kate De Goldi.Read more
Support an important book, it will help a school!
We think The Old Man should be in every school… In April, donate a copy of The Old Man to a school (New Zealand only) and the school will go in the draw to win 10 curiously good books!Read more
Hans Christian Andersen Award
Joy Cowley and Ulf Stark didn’t get the Hans Christian Andersen Award, but it was already an amazing achievement to be shortlisted… Some photos from the conferenceRead more
You know when a story is so good you literally forget your surroundings and are quickly enveloped in its telling. The Ice Sea Pirates is such a book and at times I didn't want to leave...
In typical Gecko Press fashion, Impossible inventions is physically lovely, with paper you want to smush your cheeks against and colours you want to eat”
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One message shines from the Gecko list: children deserve quality.
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