We often get asked for recommendations for a particular age of a child so this month’s book list is by the Gecko Press team recommending our top picks from our shelves to help with your gift buying this season.
In my learning support classroom, I have a growing list of ‘go-to’ picture books and early readers that have proven popular with my students with dyslexia over the years.
I’d like to share some of my favourite wordless or silent picturebooks in the hope that this will encourage you to become familiar with silent books and their particular gifts.
This month’s book list has been put together by Monty Masseurs to celebrate the launch of Jonathan King’s first graphic novel for children, The Inkberg Enigma.
I am particularly fond of books which feature kind characters, especially when those books are for children and young people. Here are some that are new and some that have been part of my life for a long time.
For Mother’s Day, Picture Books Blogger has put together a heart-warming list of picture books that appreciate mothers.
This month’s book list is from Angela Crocombe, the manager at Readings Kids bookshop in Melbourne, who has selected books that can be read together or alone to open up discussion about death and the feeling of sadness.
They may be helpful right now or whenever a parent needs to talk about traumatic events with small children.
On Wednesday 4th March, The Children’s Bookshop in Kilbirnie will be hosting illustrators Giselle Clarkson, Kieran Rynhart and Kimberly Andrews, to discuss how they approached reillustrating the work and characters of iconic writers.
Gecko Press authors and illustrators have excellent taste, so we figured they were excellent people to ask for recommendations.
Read on for some inspiration.
Towards the end of 2019, researchers using data from the Growing Up in New Zealand study released findings that showed reading to babies has significant impacts on their learning and development.
This isn’t news to us at Gecko Press. And luckily there is a whole genre of books celebrating children’s books, so we’ve collected a few of our favourites.