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My heart is laughing book, Rose Lagercrantz, Eva Eriksson, Chapter book for kids

My Heart is Laughing

The standalone sequel to the acclaimed illustrated chapter book, My Happy Life (a New York Times Notable Children’s Book).

Written by Rose Lagercrantz and illustrated by Eva Eriksson

Translated by Julia Marshall

Available as an ebook wherever you buy your ebooks

When I am Happiest book, Rose Lagercrantz, Eva Eriksson, Chapter books for kids

When I Am Happiest

A warm and heartfelt chapter book about Dani’s love for her dad and her friendship with Ella. It’s a story about sorrow and joy—and how life really is.

Written by Rose Lagercrantz and illustrated by Eva Eriksson

Translated by Julia Marshall

Available as an ebook wherever you buy your ebooks

Life according to Dani book, Rose Lagercrantz, Eva Eriksson, Chapter books for kids

Life According to Dani

A stand-alone follow-up to the acclaimed and beloved chapter books that began with New York Times Notable Book My Happy Life

Written by Rose Lagercrantz and illustrated by Eva Eriksson

Translated by Julia Marshall

Available as an ebook wherever you buy your ebooks

See You When I See You Lagercrantz Eriksson Gecko Press

See You When I See You

A stand-alone follow-up to the acclaimed and beloved chapter books that began with New York Times Notable Book My Happy Life. Written by Rose Lagercrantz and illustrated by Eva Eriksson

Translated by Julia Marshall

Available as an ebook wherever you buy your ebooks

My Happy Life Gecko Press illustrated chapter books

My Happy Life

A sweet, funny illustrated chapter book about a young girl with a lot of optimism—even if sometimes life makes it hard to be happy.

Written by Rose Lagercrantz and illustrated by Eva Eriksson

Translated by Julia Marshall

Available as an ebook wherever you buy your ebooks

Where Dani Goes, happy Follows. my happy Life Series by Gecko Press

Where Dani Goes, Happy Follows

A stand-alone follow-up to the acclaimed chapter books that began with New York Times Notable Book My Happy Life.

Written by Rose Lagercrantz and illustrated by Eva Eriksson

Translated by Julia Marshall

Read the first chapter here.

Available as an ebook wherever you buy your ebooks

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A day in the life of a primary school librarian

As a primary school librarian, you need to be prepared for everything, especially the unexpected. And you have to be very patient and flexible. It is difficult to describe a typical day, as no two days are the same, although there are always the staple ingredients of children and books.

Here’s how I spent my six hours of employment on a typical Wednesday before the lockdown.

Kitty Crowther

Day in the life of Kitty Crowther

Kitty Crowther — storyteller, illustrator, writer, children’s book advocate, recipient of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, author and illustrator of Stories of the Night — took over the Gecko Press Instagram account on Wednesday 13th May to give an insight into her life in lockdown and a peek into her studio. 

Giselle Clarkson

Giselle Clarkson on illustrating The Gobbledegook Book

I’ve lived my whole life with Joy Cowley’s stories and was totally stunned when I was invited into the Gecko Press office and asked if I’d like to illustrate a collection of them. I felt pretty daunted, but also very excited and I couldn’t wait to start drawing.

Three books for thinking children

I was recently asked about a book for a thinking child: I first chose The Day No one was Angry . It is a book of 12 stories about the 12 different forms of anger – the light blue, transparent colour of melancholy, “like a warm morning in early summer, with not a breath of wind.”  It… Read more »