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Events

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.

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…

Cook’s Cook Launch at Tūranga Library

Cook's Cook by Gavin Bishop. Teaching Notes. Gecko Press

Gecko Press and Scorpio Books warmly invite you to celebrate the release of Cook’s Cook, the Cook who Cooked for Captain Cook by Gavin Bishop at Tūranga (New Central Library in Christchurch).

The Power of Story – Joy Cowley

Joy Cowley Children's Book Author

In her warm and engaging talk ‘The Power of Story’, Joy Cowley will draw on a lifetime’s experience of inspiring children to read.

Curiously Good End of Year Party

Gecko Press warmly invites you to toast the festive season with us! When: Saturday 25 November 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm: come along with your children for storytime, workshops with Juliette MacIver (from 3 yrs) & Paul Beavis (from 9 yrs),  do some Christmas shopping – The Children’s Bookshop staff will give you their best advice! 7.30 pm to late: enjoy drinks (homemade Curiously Good… Read more »

A Breakfast Talk with Sarah Wilkins

Based sometimes in Wellington and sometimes in Paris, illustrator Sarah Wilkins has an international career working for some of the world’s leading publications. Sarah recently published The Longest Breakfast – A rambunctious story about the best meal of the day. RSVP here to join us for a talk about her artistic life between France and New Zealand. Koha… Read more »