All You Can Eat 5-12 (2021)

All You Can Eat 5-12 (2021)

$345.00

Twelve new books, hand-picked from the best in the world, delivered to your door.

A Gecko Press All You Can Eat book subscription is designed for schools, a book-filled present drawer, and large, book hungry families.

You will receive a selection of the books we publish in 2021 for this age group in the week they are released, direct to your mailbox.

We offer you the Gecko Press guarantee of quality, value and consistency, with books adults and children will want to read again and again.

Because you are subscribing to books before they are published, occasionally a book or a price may change but the subscription will remain for a total value over $345.

NEW ZEALAND DELIVERY ONLY

Can You Whistle, Johanna?

Can You Whistle, Johanna? is a funny, sensitive illustrated chapter book about two boys searching for a grandfather and friendship across generations.

It is an international award-winner and a classic in many countries.

Translated by Julia Marshall

Read the first chapter

Paperback

Where Is the Dragon?

Picture Book Winner, Teach Early Years Awards 2021.

A picture book from award-winning Leo Timmers about three silly knights and a clever dragon.

Translated by James Brown

Hardback

Fossils from Lost Worlds

A large-format non-fiction picture book that describes the incredible creatures that once walked the Earth, with a lively mix of illustrations, comics and facts.

Written and illustrated by Hélène Rajcak and Damien Laverdunt, translated by Daniel Hahn.

Hardback

Do Animals Fall in Love?

A fully illustrated compendium of astonishing facts about animal reproduction—the birds and the bees, literally.

Bats give birth upside down. Swifts can mate while plummeting through the air. Scorpions attract their partners with a romantic dance. Male humpback whales sing together for days to bring females from many miles away. Dolphin babies come out tail first.

Do Animals Fall in Love? is a compendium of all the weird and wonderful ways the animal kingdom reproduces. Wittily illustrated and frankly told, it covers courting rituals both elaborate and devious, extraordinary physiology, cleverly planned pregnancies, the most devoted fathers and the sweetest animal babies on Earth.

Written by Katharina von der Gathen, illustrated by Anke Kuhl and translated by Shelley Tanaka.

Hardback

Leilong the Library Bus

A library-loving dinosaur reminds us how it feels to be transported by story in this picture book for young children.

Leilong’s friends are taking him to story time at the library. But it’s difficult for a large, clumsy brontosaurus without a library card to follow all the rules. Especially when enthusiastic Leilong gets caught up in the story and joins in, threatening to flatten the library. Is Leilong too big for the library, or is the library too small?

With vibrant and vintage-like illustrations, children of all ages will love this enthusiastic, bumbling dinosaur who just wants, like all of us, to hear a good story. Perfect to read aloud or together with younger dino fans and book-lovers, or for readers aged 5-7.

Written by Julia Liu, illustrated by Bei Lynn and translated by Helen Wang.

Ebook available wherever you buy your ebooks

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Seahorses Are Sold Out

A lockdown bestseller and high spirited story about an enterprising only child and a single-father’s juggle to work from home.

Mika’s father works from home and he’s very busy! He can never find time for the promised swimming trip. So Dad allows Mika to choose a pet from the store while he finishes the project—something quiet like a mouse. And so begins a wonderfully turbulent story in which Mika brings home one animal after another… The mouse gets lost so they need a dog to find it. The dog is followed by a seal, the seal a penguin. One pet for Mika leads to another and another. How many animals can come to stay before a harassed father notices?

A relatable, cheerful and wild picture book for families, with a single-parent juggling working from home and childcare. Celebrating Mika’s initiative and creativity, this is a fun and absurd story ideal for 5-7 year olds to read independently or together. Featuring a single dad working from home and gender neutral child, Mika, this picture book allows young readers of all ages to identify with diverse characters.

Written by Constanze Spengler, illustrated by Katja Gehrmann and translated by Shelley Tanaka.

Ebook available wherever you buy your ebooks.

Hardback

Hattie and Olaf

The audacious and captivating Hattie and her best friend Linda navigate the social politics of their first school years in this funny illustrated chapter book.

Read the first chapter

Ebook available wherever you buy your ebooks

Written by Frida Nilsson, illustrated by Stina Wirsén and translated by Julia Marshall.

Paperback

The Tiny Woman's Coat

In this vibrant rhyming tale of resourcefulness and friendship by one of the world’s great children’s writers, Joy Cowley, illustrated by Giselle Clarkson, the tiny woman makes a coat of leaves—a small book to leave readers snug as a bug.

Hardback

Dulcinea in the Forbidden Forest

A funny illustrated fairy tale for early readers about the brave and capable Dulcinea, who must save her father from the witch’s spell and get him home to celebrate her birthday.

Written and illustrated by Ole Könnecke, translated by Shelley Tanaka.

Hardback

No One Is Angry Today

An illustrated collection of thought-provoking stories about how anger doesn't always have to be
angry.

Written by Toon Tellegen, illustrated by Marc Boutavant, and translated by David Colmer.

Hardback

Inside the Suitcase

A magical lift-the-flaps adventure—part puzzle, part fairy tale—where the boy’s suitcase full of tricks and treasures is the key to getting him home.

Written and illustrated by Clotilde Perrin, translated by Daniel Hahn.

Hardback

The Uprising – The Mapmakers in Cruxcia

A follow-up to the internationally successful The Mapmakers' Race—the Santander children are drawn into a community’s rebellion against a despot and use their mapping skills to avert an environmental scam.

Read the first chapter here

Ebook available wherever you buy your ebooks

Written by Eirlys Hunter and illustrated by Kirsten Slade.

COMING NOVEMBER 2021

Paperback

Twelve new books, hand-picked from the best in the world, delivered to your door.

A Gecko Press All You Can Eat book subscription is designed for schools, a book-filled present drawer, and large, book hungry families.

You will receive a selection of the books we publish in 2021 for this age group in the week they are released, direct to your mailbox.

We offer you the Gecko Press guarantee of quality, value and consistency, with books adults and children will want to read again and again.

Because you are subscribing to books before they are published, occasionally a book or a price may change but the subscription will remain for a total value over $345.

NEW ZEALAND DELIVERY ONLY

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