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A Breakfast Talk with Sarah Wilkins

Based sometimes in Wellington and sometimes in Paris, illustrator Sarah Wilkins has an international career working for some of the world’s leading publications. Sarah recently published The Longest Breakfast – A rambunctious story about the best meal of the day. RSVP here to join us for a talk about her artistic life between France and New Zealand. Koha… Read more »

Curiously Good Event: The Longest Breakfast Launch

The Longest Breakfast Jenny Bornholdt Sarah Wilkins Gecko Press

Join us for a joyful launch with books, toast and honey!

Curiously Good Event: Juliette MacIver at Scorpio Books

That's Not a Hippopotamus wins best picture book

What rhymes with Hippopotamus? This Bookshop Day, come and try out your best rhymes with Juliette MacIver in Christchurch.

Halloween at Gecko Press: Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?

Wolfy Gregoire Solotareff Gecko Press

This October we are celebrating our sometimes-scary lupine characters for Halloween.

Celebrating book dads for Fathers’ Day

Gecko Press square image from What Dog Knows, dog reading the paper in an orange armchair

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

Poo Bum products

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

Gecko Press wins 2017 NZ Publisher of the Year

MyPicturesAfterTheStorm spot art 3 (c) Eric Veille

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!

Gecko Press square image from That's Not A Hippopotamus

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!

that's not a hippopotamus book, Juliette MacIver, childrens picture book, book about a hippopotamus

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

Gecko Press spot art from When I am Happiest, Dani reads a blue book with a cat and two guinea pigs

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.

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