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Sat 14 Sept: Featherston Goes Gobbledegook—A Joy Cowley event

Featherston Booktown and Gecko Press are having a party to launch Joy Cowley’s The Gobbledegook Book for children, illustrated by Giselle Clarkson. Joy will tell stories, Giselle will talk about her illustrations, and Julia Marshall of Gecko Press will tell children how a book is made. There will be a book signing followed by a… Read more »

Celebrate Children’s Books in Wellington

Join us at Unity Books next Wednesday 7 August at 12pm to hear Catherine O’Loughlin (Penguin Books NZ), Mary McCallum (Mākaro Press), Robbie Burton (Potton & Burton) and Rachel Lawson (our own Gecko Press Associate Publisher) talk about shortlisted books for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adult.    

Clotilde Perrin and Eric Veillé visit Christchurch – Agnew Reading report

Visiting children’s book artists always have the difficulty of trying to address two groups – the children who read their books and the adults who buy them. Touring French picture book artists Eric Veillé and Clotilde Perrin dealt with the problem with Gallic aplomb.

Renowned French illustrators visit NZ

Award-winning French picture book author-illustrators Clotilde Perrin (Inside the Villains) and Eric Veillé (Encyclopedia of Grannies and My Pictures after the Storm) are touring New Zealand in May for the Embassy of France’s Les Petits Kiwis (Reading Kiwis) Festival in association with Gecko Press, Alliance Francaise and Institut Francais.

Curiously Good Event: Snake and Lizard by APO

Gecko Press and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra invite you to join APO 4 Kids Storytime fun-filled concert for pre-schoolers and families and celebrate storytelling together.

A long hot summer at Porirua Library

Another Porirua summer is upon us, and at Porirua Libraries that means it’s time for A-Long Hot Summer Story Festival, returning for its sensational eighth year to entertain children aged 3-12 and their families over the school holidays. Five weeks of reads aloud, workshops and activities, all designed for children from three to twelve year old!… Read more »

Thorndon Fair (2nd December)

We’ll be at the Thorndon Fair on Sunday! The Thorndon Fair is a huge street fair that highlights the charms of historic Thorndon. Over 20,000 people and 250 stallholders gather on the first Sunday of December every year. On Tinakori Rd and Hill St, Thorndon From 10am to 3pm

Green Christmas Market in Wellington (1st December)

We’ll be at the Sustainability Trust Christmas market on Saturday 1st of December… A great opportunity to do your Christmas shopping! ??? What you can expect from the Green Christmas Market: A four-part ukelele band that is guaranteed to get you movin’ and shakin’ Coffee from the crew at Good Fortune Coffee. Every cup is 100%… Read more »

Christmas picks for babies & toddlers

Baby and Toddler books. Best boardbooks for toddlers this Christmas.

Here we are… a month before Christmas!
Need recommendations? Let’s start with a selection of books for babies and toddlers…