Curiously Good Book Club
Passion and craft in children’s book publishing, or: the hard craft of a good book
In a picture book, every word must earn its place, humming in tune with the pictures, setting up a much bigger hum, that has children and adults looking, returning, over and over.Read more
Celebrate the release of Harsu & the Werestoat by Barbara Else in Wellington and Dunedin
In Harsu and the Werestoat Barbara has created an ambitious, original time-shifting world, built on humour, character, and drama – underpinned by a deep and ancient sense of morality.Read more
Where Dani Goes, Happy Follows is in Kirkus Reviews
“Writing with exceptional insight and humor, author Lagercrantz develops Dani’s emotional maturity in this story, giving her a growing awareness of both life’s complexity and adult fallibility, all the while maintaining Dani’s bone-deep optimism”. – Kirkus Reviews (starred review)Read more
Stories of the Night – The New York Times
Stories of thew Night has been chosen by The New York Times ‘Nighttime Picture Books to Put Children to Bed’ List. Congratulations Kitty Crowther!Read more
The Visitor | 2018 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books
We are excited to announce that The Visitor has been named a Best Illustrated Book of the Year by The New York Times/The New York Public LibraryRead 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
I love Gecko Press … This is a shameless endorsement.
One message shines from the Gecko list: children deserve quality.
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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