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!
The shortlist for the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards has been announced, and Little Rabbit is in good company!
Our most recent Curiously Good Book Club event brought reading (and pizza) to three primary schools.
“I wanted my images to fill out this child’s inner world and imagination, and to give it a sense of space and a sense of feeling of a child who knows a little bit of solitude, but also knows joy and humour as well”
“Children do not need pink elephants or cute cats. They want more interesting stories that are new to them.”
Come to Porirua Library and learn how to be a a good reader-alouder!
Gecko Press is in the last days of our crowdfunding campaign to help build the Curiously Good Book Club – the deadline is 6 pm June 21. The aim of the Club is simple – that every child loves to read. To do that, we want to take books to places and people where they are not… Read more »
Break the rules and step across the line! This month, Don’t Cross the Line! is featured over at the beautiful picture book blog, All the Wonders.
John McIntyre of the Children’s Bookshop Kilbirnie was a champion and friend of many, and myself and all of us at Gecko Press are just very sad that he has died. Our hearts go to Ruth and the Children’s Bookshop and all his family, many of whom we met at his 65th birthday this year…. Read more »
Our illustrators from New Zealand and around the world are supporting the Curiously Good Book Club by offering limited edition prints, limited edition signed prints and original illustrations.