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Celebrate NZ Bookshop Day

NZ Bookshop Day is just around the corner (Saturday 27 October)! This year, your favourite booksellers have organised many events, competitions, activities and great deals all over New Zealand for you and your little ones… Here is a small selection (more info on events available here): Howl-O-Ween at Time Out Bookstore (Auckland):$5 blind date with a… Read more »

Gavin Bishop launched Cook’s Cook in Christchurch

2019 will be the 250th anniversary of the visit of the H.M. Endeavour to Aotearoa New Zealand and Bishop’s book offers a fresh perspective on their journey. A large audience heard how Bishop spent several years researching for the book, which he says he really enjoyed, but was overwhelmed by the information he found. His challenge was how… Read more »

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).

Book fair at the Alliance Française Wellington

Need to fill up your bookshelves? We have what you need! On Saturday 13 October from 10am to 2pm, Gecko Press will be at the Alliance Française Wellington for their annual Book Fair. Gecko Press will bring a selection of children’s books translated from French to English. And of course the Alliance Française will be selling… Read more »

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.

Celebrate Māori Language Week at Porirua Library

Māori Language Week is just around the corner! We have just released Paraweta – the te reo Maori version of the much-loved Poo Bum… Indeed, we’re regularly asked for Māori editions of our books and we couldn’t resist choosing Simon. The book is very loved by children, and the language play is a joy for readers of… Read more »

Cook’s Cook: Experience Food on Board the Endeavour

Gecko Press and the Curiously Good Book Club are excited to take part in Wellington On a Plate… Join us in Featherston for a lunch with author and illustrator Gavin Bishop and his Cook(s) to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Endeavour’s journey! Gavin Bishop will speak about food and life aboard the Endeavour: from Pease Pudding… Read more »

A whole town (and even more) to listen to Joy Cowley

Last Sunday, the grey sky and the drizzle were a call to stay in and to gather all the family to celebrate Mother’s Day. After lunch, you were quite a few to have another great idea: to go to Featherston Booktown 2018. Gecko Press was there, as was one of our favourite curiously good writer:… Read more »

Featherston Booktown 2018

Next Sunday, on the 13th of May, don’t miss the opportunity to meet and to listen to award winning writer Joy Cowley while she will give a reading for children at Featherston Booktown 2018! Adults and children alike will be able to enjoy several stories read, such as Snake and Lizard – which celebrates 10 years… Read more »

Read Around the World at Porirua library

Our friends at the Porirua library have a wonderful holiday programme with something for kids of all ages – from toddlers to teens – and their adults, these April School Holidays. The Read Around the World programme – with activities for pre- and primary schoolers – include a very special late night event for teenagers and adults, My… Read more »