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Book list: Silent children’s books

Aleph cover

In this month of noise, we’ve made a list of silent books.

We were very pleased to have three Gecko Press books selected for the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) 2021 silent book collection, with Aleph by Janik Coat chosen as an Honour Book.

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Christmas tree

It’s a fun time of year to choose books, so we’ve chosen some favourites, for everyone from peek-a-boo toddlers to speedy preschoolers and adventure-loving book-gobblers.

Hello from next year!

Julia, Rachel and Emma with 2022 books

All publishers become used to working with a sort of temporal displacement. Books take at least six months to get from finished manuscript to book…

Book list: Novels in verse

No One Is Angry Today (c) Marc Boutavant

Novels in verse are a bit like graphic novels, in how quickly they can be consumed, and in the way you have to join some of the dots yourself.

Day in the Life of Giselle Clarkson

Giselle holding The Tiny Woman's Coat

Hello! I’m Giselle, the illustrator of The Tiny Woman’s Coat. I live in a small town near Wellington in New Zealand. I work from home in the corner of a room…

Ulf Nilsson 1948—2021

Gecko Press sadly informs our readers that Ulf Nilsson, the much-loved author of Detective Gordon, died in Sweden on 22 September at the age of 73.

The books that raised me: Bookshop Day edition

Early October brings Bookshop Days so we asked booksellers around Aotearoa to share a book that was special to them growing up, a book that raised them. Sometimes, when you’re surrounded by so many good books, it’s hard to pick just one. Jenna at Time Out, Auckland Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak… Read more »

In the Forbidden Forest with Ole Könnecke

Ole Konnecke

For the release his book Dulcinea in the Forbidden Forest, Ole took over the Gecko Press Instagram account to show behind the scenes of creating the story.

Koro/Pops and Mihi: Q&A with Gavin Bishop

In their own way these ‘little’ books are as challenging as the much bigger books I’ve been doing in recent years. They don’t take as long because they don’t