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Celebrating book dads for Fathers’ Day

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One good dad can speak a lifetime of reading! Here are some of our Gecko Press favourites.

An interview with Julia for BookBlast’s Indie Publisher of the Week

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Growing up reading, digital distraction and and impressive dinner party line-up

Gecko Press wins 2017 NZ Publisher of the Year

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A win, good company, and a thriving book scene at the 2017 Book Industry Awards!

An award-winning Hippopotamus… signed by the author and illustrator!

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A big congratulations to Juliette MacIver and Sarah Davis for their Best Picture Book win! To celebrate, the next 5 orders of That’s Not A Hippopotamus!  on our website will be signed. Better be quick! book shop

An award-winning Hippopotamus!

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That’s Not A Hippopotamus wins Best Picture Book at the 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

Diverse Cabbage: Julia on cross-cultural reading for The Sapling

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If reading is a bowl of cabbage, then we need to serve it with salt and pepper and garlic and butter and chilli and vinegar. Julia Marshall describes the importance of diverse reading at The Sapling.

Simon the Rabbit, TV star!

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Simon, the cheeky rabbit who only says “Poo Bum!”, comes to TV.

Review a book and go in the draw!

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Every review on our website goes in the draw to win a surprise book!

Curiously Good Event: Publishers at Unity Books

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Celebrate the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults with Unity Books.

Curiously Good Event: Reading aloud

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Download a tips and tricks sheet from our Curiously Good reading aloud event.

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