First chapter books

First chapter books

    Start a child’s collection with a Gecko Press book subscription for curious readers

    Our 2017 subscription of First Chapter Books is a collection of firm favourites! These have been especially chosen as books that will help new readers to enjoy reading alone—to kickstart every child into a lifetime love of reading.

    Each year we hand-pick a selection of books for our subscription packages. We choose books we are confident children will love and want to read again and again. Our subscriptions offer children guaranteed quality, in both story and production, from the world’s best authors and illustrators.

    Book subscriptions include free postage and a free book with the first mailing, delivered in a personalised envelope, and with surprises such as bookmarks and gift cards in each parcel. The first book and free gift book arrive after purchase, with one book following each season.

    Autumn

    This international bestseller is an absurd and endearing story about an African giraffe and his pen pal, a penguin.

    Translated by Cathy Hirano

    Read the first chapter here

     

     

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    Winter

    In Joy Cowley's warm and funny story, two very different creatures learn about the give-and-take
    nature of friendship. With illustrations by Gavin Bishop.

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    Read the first chapter here

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    Spring

    “Buzz off,” said the king, shooing the bee from his flower.
    “Don’t you know I’m the king?”
    “And I’m the queen,” said the bee, stinging the king’s nose.

    Translated by Sally-Ann Spencer

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    Summer

    A brilliant detective story by one of Sweden’s top children’s writers and illustrated in full colour throughout. A book to read alone or aloud!

    Translated by Julia Marshall

    Read the first chapter here

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    Free book!

    This is a sensitive book, a classic in many countries, about a friendship between two boys and the man they adopt as grandfather.

    Translated by Julia Marshall

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    Start a child’s collection with a Gecko Press book subscription for curious readers

    Our 2017 subscription of First Chapter Books is a collection of firm favourites! These have been especially chosen as books that will help new readers to enjoy reading alone—to kickstart every child into a lifetime love of reading.

    Each year we hand-pick a selection of books for our subscription packages. We choose books we are confident children will love and want to read again and again. Our subscriptions offer children guaranteed quality, in both story and production, from the world’s best authors and illustrators.

    Book subscriptions include free postage and a free book with the first mailing, delivered in a personalised envelope, and with surprises such as bookmarks and gift cards in each parcel. The first book and free gift book arrive after purchase, with one book following each season.

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