The particularities of translating children’s books
A good translation is all in the detail; the result often reflects the amount of effort put in to giving every word its due and making the multitudes of small decisions that can make or break the book. A good translation will not be rushed.Read more
Book Lists, Book Talk
Book list: Silent children’s books
In this month of noise, we’ve made a list of silent books.
We were very pleased to have three Gecko Press books selected for the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) 2021 silent book collection, with Aleph by Janik Coat chosen as an Honour Book.Read more
Gecko Press Guaranteed Good Gift Guide
It’s a fun time of year to choose books, so we’ve chosen some favourites, for everyone from peek-a-boo toddlers to speedy preschoolers and adventure-loving book-gobblers.Read more
Book list of good ideas from our 2021 books
Looking back on what we published in 2021 we noticed some unexpected recurring themes. They turned out to be a pretty good list of ideas so we’ve collected them here.Read more
The Uprising: Q&A with Eirlys Hunter
As a child I was obsessed with the idea of flying and of seeing the world from above. That was related to my passion for maps—and of books with maps in.Read more
Fantasy or ‘real world’ in children’s fiction
When you experience your real life as dull and predictable, a book is a portal to adventure, to excitement, to dreams, experimentation and possibility.Read more
Day in the Life of Giselle Clarkson
Hello! I’m Giselle, the illustrator of The Tiny Woman’s Coat. I live in a small town near Wellington in New Zealand. I work from home in the corner of a room…Read more
You can never go wrong with Gecko Press
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...
I love Gecko Press … This is a shameless endorsement.
My favourite (and most eccentric) publishing house for children’s books.
One message shines from the Gecko list: children deserve quality.
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
Do you love curiously good books for children?
Join our newsletter
Be first to discover new books, receive our latest blog articles, and enter exclusive competitions