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List of standalone mysteries by Cait from Time Out Bookstore

Cait – from Time Out Bookstore – gave us her a list of standalone mysteries. They are really clever puzzles with very satisfying endings. The Song of Seven   by Tonke Dragt The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin York by Laura Ruby Clementine Loves Red   by Krystyna Boglar From the Mixed Up Files of… Read more »

Best books to read to a pre-school child by The Children’s Bookshop

Our wonderful friends from The Children’s Bookshop shared with us their list of best children’s books to read to a pre-school child: Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle Where is the Green Sheep?   by Mem Fox & Judy Horacek Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem… Read more »

That’s Not A Hippopotamus – Read Aloud

Curiously Good End of Year Party

Gecko Press warmly invites you to toast the festive season with us! When: Saturday 25 November 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm: come along with your children for storytime, workshops with Juliette MacIver (from 3 yrs) & Paul Beavis (from 9 yrs),  do some Christmas shopping – The Children’s Bookshop staff will give you their best advice! 7.30 pm to late: enjoy drinks (homemade Curiously Good… Read more »

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

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