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Curiously Good Book Club Event: Reading-alouding!

Come to Porirua Library and learn how to be a a good reader-alouder! 

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The Curiously Good Book Club – thank you to everyone so far!

Gecko Press is in the last days of our crowdfunding campaign to help build the Curiously Good Book Club – the deadline is 6 pm June 21. The aim of the Club is simple – that every child loves to read. To do that, we want to take books to places and people where they are not… Read more »

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All the Wonders of Don’t Cross the Line!

Break the rules and step across the line! This month, Don’t Cross the Line! is featured over at the beautiful picture book blog,  All the Wonders.

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Become an art collector, and kickstart every child into a lifetime of reading!

Our illustrators from New Zealand and around the world are supporting the Curiously Good Book Club by offering limited edition prints, limited edition signed prints and original illustrations.

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Our first Curiously Good Book Club event

On May 25 we had our first Curiously Good Book Club event! With our partners at Space Place, we launched Sabrina Malcolm’s Zeustian Logic and gazed at the stars.  The planetarium was filled with old and new friends, with booksellers, authors, teachers and readers. We would love to organise more events like this one. But for that,… Read more »

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The Curiously Good Book Club needs your help!

We want to create a digital and real life community where people can share knowledge about great books for children (not just our books) and find creative ways to encourage children to love to read. The Curiously Good Book Club will include activities for kids, real people events and rich digital experience – all designed… Read more »

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Recommended Reads

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

Your Weekend, Dominion Post

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...

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