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Inside the Villains is in The Guardian Christmas Picks for Children

Inside the Villains is in The Guardian Christmas Picks for Children!

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Christmas picks for preschoolers

Last week we recommended Christmas picks for  Babies and Toddlers, now here is our selection of books for preschoolers!

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Christmas picks for babies & toddlers

Here we are… a month before Christmas!
Need recommendations? Let’s start with a selection of books for babies and toddlers…

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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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Gavin Bishop launched Cook’s Cook in Christchurch

Gavin Bishop, along with Gecko Press and Scorpio Books, launched his latest book at Tūranga, Cook’s Cook: The Cook who Cooked for Captain Cook.

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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 Power of Story – Joy Cowley

In her warm and engaging talk ‘The Power of Story’, Joy Cowley will draw on a lifetime’s experience of inspiring children to read.

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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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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

I love Gecko Press … This is a shameless endorsement.

Meg Rosoff, author and winner of the ALMA 2016

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

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

Your Weekend, Dominion Post

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