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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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Hans Christian Andersen Award

Joy Cowley and Ulf Stark didn’t get the Hans Christian Andersen Award, but it was already an amazing achievement to be shortlisted… Some photos from the conference

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Curiously Good Offer

Buy 3 books on our website and get a free Poo Bum tote bag!

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Yours Sincerely Giraffe- New York Public Library Top 10

Your Sincerely, Giraffe has been chosen in the New York Public Library Top Ten Best Books 2017!

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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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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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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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