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Curiously Good End of Year Party

Gecko Press warmly invites you to toast the festive season with us! When: Saturday 25 November 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm: come along with your children for storytime, workshops with Juliette MacIver (from 3 yrs) & Paul Beavis (from 9 yrs),  do some Christmas shopping – The Children’s Bookshop staff will give you their best advice! 7.30 pm to late: enjoy drinks (homemade Curiously Good… Read more »

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Events

Halloween Storytime – Wolfy by Grégoire Solotareff

There was once a rabbit who’d never seen a wolf and a wolf who’d never seen a rabbit… Come along and join in our special storytime to celebrate Halloween on Saturday 4 November at 10am! Our friends from Gecko Press will be sharing the story of Wolfy, a masterful picture book by Grégoire Solotareff. Children… Read more »

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Events

A Breakfast Talk with Sarah Wilkins

Based sometimes in Wellington and sometimes in Paris, illustrator Sarah Wilkins has an international career working for some of the world’s leading publications. Sarah recently published The Longest Breakfast – A rambunctious story about the best meal of the day. RSVP here to join us for a talk about her artistic life between France and New Zealand. Koha… Read more »

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Blog posts, News

Gecko Press wins 2017 NZ Publisher of the Year

A win, good company, and a thriving book scene at the 2017 Book Industry Awards!

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Blog posts, News

An award-winning Hippopotamus!

That’s Not A Hippopotamus wins Best Picture Book at the 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

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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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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...

Wall Street Journal

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