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Book recommendations by Guyon Espiner for The Sapling

Guyon Espiner talked to The Sapling about the books he reads to his child… Many great books in English and in Te reo! My reading life with Nico began the day after she was born and would establish something of a pattern for my parenting: curious decisions based on limited information leading to surprising consequences…. Read more »

Happy Year of the Dog!

Gecko Press spot art from A Day With Dogs, a dog wearing red glasses

This year is the year of the dog… Let’s celebrate with a selection of books about dogs!

Q&A with Blexbolex about “The Holidays”

Blexbolex creates books that compel us to keep coming back, and images—and thoughts—that remain with us long after the book is closed. The Holidays, has been awarded Pépite 2017—the French most prestigious children’s book award—at the Montreuil Children’s Book Fair. Blexbolex answered our questions about The Holidays: How would you describe what the book is about? Here… Read more »

World Read Aloud Day – GIVEAWAY

Send us a video of you reading a Gecko Press book to a child – or tag us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter – and you’ll go in the draw to win a copy of The Noisy Book and other treats!

Frida Nilsson’s blog tour

To celebrate the release of “The Ice Sea Pirates” in the UK, Frida Nilsson did a blog tour from January 16 to January 24…

US Spring List 2018


Joy Cowley and Ulf Stark Shortlisted for the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Awards

The shortlist for the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Award – the world’s most prestigious children’s book award – has been announced:

Snake and Lizard are turning ten!

To celebrate, we’ve made a beautiful edition (complete with faux-snake finishing on the cover!) of this much-loved, timeless classic.

Joy Cowley made member of the New Zealand Order of Merit

Joy Cowley, made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2018 Honours List, is one of New Zealand’s best-loved and internationally renowned writers for children. She has been highly acclaimed throughout her career, winning the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in Fiction in 2010 and the University of Alabama’s Maryann Manning Award… Read more »

Waiting for Goliath read aloud by Baz MacDonald

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