The Power of Story – Joy Cowley

Joy Cowley Children's Book Author

In her warm and engaging talk ‘The Power of Story’, Joy Cowley will draw on a lifetime’s experience of inspiring children to read.

The Most Astonishingly Unconventional Children’s Books of 2018

Unconventional books. Children's books

The Most Astonishingly Unconventional Children’s Books of 2018 by The School Library Journal. One of them is Inside the Villains by Clotilde Perrin.

Celebrate Children’s Books in Wellington

Unity Books Wellington welcomes you to hear publishers of titles shortlisted for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults discuss what they like about each other’s books.

The Mapmakers’ Race launch

Gecko Press and The Children’s Bookshop warmly invite you to the launch of The Mapmakers’ Race by Eirlys Hunter.

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.

Kiwi books offered by Jacinda Ardern to the Royal Baby

The Longest Breakfast Jenny Bornholdt Sarah Wilkins

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.

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!

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

Curiously Good Easter Books

Here’s our selection of our favourite books just in time for Easter!

Gecko Press Cleaning Sale!

Following an overstock delivery, our offices are packed and we need to make some room! So we’ve decided to organise a massive sale on specific (curiously good!) books: get 5 books for $50. And the first 10 orders will come with a Poo Bum bag! Order at If you would like a different combination of… Read more »

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