Growing up reading, digital distraction and and impressive dinner party line-up
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A win, good company, and a thriving book scene at the 2017 Book Industry Awards!
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
That’s Not A Hippopotamus wins Best Picture Book at the 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.
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 cheeky rabbit who only says “Poo Bum!”, comes to TV.
Every piece of writing or art inspired by a favourite Gecko Press book or character goes in the draw to with a copy of Cornelia and the Jungle Machine!
Celebrate the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults with Unity Books.
Download a tips and tricks sheet from our Curiously Good reading aloud event.
How do you make a picture book? What happens when things aren’t going to plan? How do you get through the longest to-do list in the world? Paul Beavis, award-winning author and illustrator, takes us behind the scenes over at The Sapling. We’re particularly fond of stage 5!