Good Night Sleep Tight by Kirstina Andres, Gecko Press


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The Curiously Good Book Club needs your help!

Super Rabbit Stephanie Blake

We want to create a digital and real life community where people can share knowledge about great books for children (not just our books) and find creative ways to encourage children to love to read. The Curiously Good Book Club will include activities for kids, real people events and rich digital experience – all designed… Read more »

The Lost Kitten in Huffington Post

The Lost Kitten Komako Sakai illustration

The Lost Kitten, illustrated by by Komako Sakai, is featured in The Huffington Post as one of the best children’s picture books.

The best books for young minds

Gecko Press square image from What Dog Knows, dog reading the paper in an orange armchair

Gecko Press, reading on devices, and the heart of children’s publishing. Read Julia’s whole interview from the Dominion Post here.

Chapter books for curious and engaged readers

Helper and Helper spot art 2 (c) Gavin Bishop copy

John McIntyre from The Children’s Bookshop speaks about the wonderful experience of reading your first chapter books. Helper and Helper makes his list.

Some books Ulf Stark loves

                1. Tove Jansson: Moominpappa at Sea Here we have the sea, a lighthouse, a mother who has abandoned her garden and a father looking for adventure – and the Moomin troll of course! A book for adults and junior readers who want to enjoy the bitter, and the… Read more »

Mrs Tittlemouse and cleaning

I was telling my mother about my lack of cleaning the other day. She said she’d just been doing a bit of dusting herself (dusting! I’m talking vacuuming and mopping!) and she got halfway down the passage and stopped at the bookshelf there to have a little read of The Tale of Mrs  Tittlemouse. “Mrs Tittlemouse was… Read more »

Hot Chocolate Club 2017

Pauline Martin Gecko Press

On the first Wednesday of the month at 10.00 am, Publisher Julia Marshall invites a group of eight children to visit Gecko Press for a glass of chocolate milk and discussion about books, blurbs, pictures, words… If you would like to bring a group of eight  8-11 year olds (through your school or a group of friends) please email [email protected] to… Read more »

Pizza out loud!

Join us for lunch on the waterfront for stories out loud and pizza – now early January Alexandra and Chris of the fantastic Havelock North Pipi Restaurant are bringing their Pipi Pizza Truck to Wellington for a read-aloud session. Join authors Alexandra Tylee, Juliette MacIver, Paul Beavis and illustrator Kieran Rynhart for an hour of storytelling!… Read more »