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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…

Hospice Holly Trail in Havelock North

Gecko Press is at the Hospice Holly Trail in Havelock North (8 to 10 November)! The Hospice Holly Trail was established in 2000 by a group of philanthropic women in order to raise funds for Cranford Hospice, Hawke’s Bay. The Holly Trail is a self-drive event held in early to mid-November when gardens are at their best. Ten… Read more »

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 »