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First Chapter Books


Start a child’s collection with a Gecko Press book subscription for curious readers

Our new subscription of First Chapter Books is a collection of firm favourites! These have been especially chosen as books that will help new readers to enjoy reading alone—to kickstart every child into a lifetime love of reading.


Book subscriptions include postage and a free book with the first mailing, delivered in a personalised envelope, and with surprises such as bookmarks and gift cards in each parcel. The first book and free gift book arrive after purchase, with one book following each season.


Christmas 2019

A charming chapter-book follow-up to the international bestseller Yours Sincerely, Giraffe.

Translated by Cathy Hirano

Dear Professor Whale First Chapter


Autumn 2019

My Happy Life is 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.

Translated by Julia Marshall

My Happy Life First Chapter


Winter 2019

A brilliant detective story by one of Sweden’s top children’s writers and illustrated in full colour throughout. A book to read alone or aloud!

Translated by Julia Marshall

Read the first chapter here


Spring 2019

Interlinked stories by a top children’s writer and renowned comic artist about Bruno the cat and his friends full of friendship, silliness, and dry humour.

Translated by Antony Shugaar


Free Book

Hamster is determined to visit his cousins on the moon. He knows they must be eager to meet him. But his friends decide to go to the North Pole instead.


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