Gecko Press shortlisted for London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2020
Gecko Press has been shortlisted at the 2020 London Book Fair International Excellence
Awards for the Literary Translation Initiative Award.
A Curiously Good opportunity: Publishing and marketing role with Gecko Press
Gecko Press is seeking a publishing allrounder with a focus on marketing for our central Wellington office. We are looking for someone with initiative, confidence and a deep interest in children’s books; a quick worker who thrives on getting things done.Read more
Monkey on the Run chosen for New York Times/NY Public Library 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books
Monkey on the Run, by award-winning Belgian picture book author-illustrator Leo Timmers, has been selected for the New York Times / New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2019.Read more
Curiously Good Book Club
The Gobbledegook Book: Q&A with Giselle Clarkson
Giselle Clarkson is a freelance illustrator and comic artist, and the illustrator of The Gobbledegook Book. She illustrated Secret World of Butterflies (2017) and is best known for her illustrations for conservation and environmental projects, and of biscuits—Common Household Biscuits & Slices of New Zealand was a viral hit. She lives in Wellington, New Zealand.Read more
Book Lists, Curiously Good Book Club, News
Book list: Celebrating books published in te reo Māori
In honour of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (9–15 Mahuru, 2019), we want to celebrate the increasing number of books being published in te reo Māori. We asked Lucy Ira Bailey (Te Ati Awa, Ngāti Mutunga, Taranaki), the senior bookseller at The Children’s Bookshop in Wellington, to curate a list for us. Find these… Read more »Read more
Julia featured as a ‘rebel CEO’ in September Kia Ora magazine
Julia has been featured as a rebel CEO, alongside Hamish Johnson of Flying Saucer and Anna Dean and Angela Meyer of Double Denim in Air New Zealand’s September issue of Kia Ora magazine. “Gecko Press works hard to stay true to its vision of publishing curiously good books from around the world – to actively publish books… Read more »Read more
Sat 14 Sept: Featherston Goes Gobbledegook—A Joy Cowley event
Featherston Booktown and Gecko Press are celebrating the joyous new anthology of much-loved poems and stories by Joy Cowley, The Gobbledegook Book, illustrated by Giselle Clarkson. Don’t miss this chance to hear Joy recite gobbledegook poems and stories. There will be books for sale with Mr Feathers Den, Joy and Giselle will be signing and a scrumptious… Read more »Read more
Curiously Good Book Club, News
June competition winner: Read-alouds
Thanks for all of your responses to our June read-alouds competition. We’ve built a whole new list of picture books to read aloud.Read more
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”
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...
One message shines from the Gecko list: children deserve quality.
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