Book list: Some favourites chosen by our authors and illustrators

Gecko Press authors and illustrators have excellent taste, so we figured they were excellent people to ask for recommendations.

Read on for some inspiration.

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.

Your child’s brain on books

Have you ever wondered what’s going on inside your child’s brain as you’re reading to them? For the first time, scientists are now able to see the way stories grow children’s brains. Their research shows that while sharing picture books seems straightforward, it’s engaging your child’s brain in deep ways. 

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.

Book list: In defence of children’s books

Towards the end of 2019, researchers using data from the Growing Up in New Zealand study released findings that showed reading to babies has significant impacts on their learning and development.

This isn’t news to us at Gecko Press. And luckily there is a whole genre of books celebrating children’s books, so we’ve collected a few of our favourites.

Book list: Books we’ve loved this year

As you’d expect, the Gecko Press office is full of booklovers. This year, we’ve been enjoying our own books, but we’ve also come across many books we loved. So we have a few recommendations for you. Julia A book I loved: Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me by Kate Clanchy This book… Read more »

Christmas picks: Gift books for all ages

Did you know Gecko Press has gift books that would be suitable for people of all ages? Read on for details…

Christmas picks: Chapter books and novels

After the picks for Babies and Toddlers and the one for Preschoolers, here is a selection of chapter books and novels.

Why we are publishing Tell Me

Sexuality, bodies and puberty are delicate subjects. Many find them embarrassing, awkward or even too controversial to talk about, let alone with their children.

Christmas picks for preschoolers

The Visitor, The 2018 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books

Here we are in the month before Christmas!

Need recommendations? Here is our selection of books for preschoolers… You can also contact us for tailored advice.

Do you love good books for children?

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