Good Night Sleep Tight by Kirstina Andres, Gecko Press


A Reader draws Simon

Belynda’s grandson Charlie (3) adores Simon: Yesterday he sat at the table for ages and then showed me his drawing of Simon. We were all rather surprised as it is the first recognizable thing he has ever drawn!  The power of reading.  Thank you Charlie and Belynda for drawing, sharing and letting us share. Simon couldn’t… Read more »

Oink – Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review

Oink has received a starred review by Publisher’s Weekly. “Eager to take a bath, a pig hangs his towel from the stepladder and climbs into the tub. It closes its eyes contentedly, but the moment of quiet is cut short by a knock on the door. A sheep, dressed in a skirted swimsuit and carrying… Read more »

The Runaways – New York Times Review

The Runaways by Ulf Stark. A children's novel by Gecko Press

The writing is unflashy and deadpan except for when it’s unflashy and musical. Crowther’s bright, naïve pencil illustrations fit the offbeat text.

Harsu & the Werestoat – NZ Booklovers review

Harsu and the Wherestoat. A Children's novel by Barbara Else. Published by Gecko Press

Harsu and the Werestoat is a surprising read. Else has built a fantastical world, rich in detail and imagination. It is a book that will delight those that tumble into Harsu’s world.

Harsu & the Werestoat Review

Harsu and the Wherestoat. A Children's novel by Barbara Else. Published by Gecko Press

This is such a gripping, marvellous book I can’t wait for you to discover its magical highways, its fascinations and its gripping secrets. I do hope this is the first of a series! Highly recommended.

2019 Storylines Notable List Winners

The Mapmakers’ Race, Cook’s Cook and Oink have been selected for the 2019 Storylines Notable Books List. The awards ceremony was in Auckland yesterday. Congratulations to Eirlys Hunter, Gavin Bishop and David Elliot. You can view the entire list here.