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Waitangi Day reading

This book is one of the most important in New Zealand’s book history.

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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!

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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 Library

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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…

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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.

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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.

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The Mapmakers’ Race launch

Gecko Press and The Children’s Bookshop warmly invite you to the launch of The Mapmakers’ Race by Eirlys Hunter.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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I love Gecko Press … This is a shameless endorsement.

Meg Rosoff, author and winner of the ALMA 2016

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

Your Weekend, Dominion Post

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”

Giselle Clarkson, The Sapling

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...

Laura Patricia Rose, Blog Tour: The Ice Sea Pirates

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