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New York Times books for young vehicle lovers
“Clearly, one animal’s clutter is another pig’s livelihood in this buoyant, rhyming tale.”
The Curiously Good Book Club needs your help!
We want to create a digital and real life community where people can share knowledge about great books for children (not just our books) and find creative ways to encourage children to love to read. The Curiously Good Book Club will include activities for kids, real people events and rich digital experience – all designed… Read more »
Three books for thinking children
I was recently asked about a book for a thinking child: I first chose The Day No one was Angry . It is a book of 12 stories about the 12 different forms of anger – the light blue, transparent colour of melancholy, “like a warm morning in early summer, with not a breath of wind.” It… Read more »
The Guardian’s best new picture books
My Pictures after the Storm is in good company in this Guardian roundup of the best new picture books and novels for children. Sitting next to a bespectacled mole, a mermaid and a love song to the planet, this book is described as “Clever, playful, with a mordant edge, this is sophisticated silliness in warm shades… Read more »
Houston, we have a book launch
Gecko Press and Space Place warmly invite you to celebrate the release of Zeustian Logic. To join us under the stars, RSVP essential to [email protected] Thursday 25 May, 5:30pm Space Place, 40 Salamanca Road
Receive a Simon height chart with your online purchase
This month, any orders made on our website will come with a free height chart. Are you as tall as the little rabbit who only says one thing?
The Lost Kitten in Huffington Post
The Lost Kitten, illustrated by by Komako Sakai, is featured in The Huffington Post as one of the best children’s picture books.
The best books for young minds
Gecko Press, reading on devices, and the heart of children’s publishing. Read Julia’s whole interview from the Dominion Post here.
Chapter books for curious and engaged readers
John McIntyre from The Children’s Bookshop speaks about the wonderful experience of reading your first chapter books. Helper and Helper makes his list.