Don’t leave childhood without… by The Children’s Bookshop

Our wonderful friends from The Children’s Bookshop shared with us their list of best children’s books that every child should have read/been read. The Lorax by Dr Seuss Bad...

Best books to read to a pre-school child by The Children’s...

Our wonderful friends from The Children's Bookshop shared with us their list of best children's books to read to a pre-school child: Dear Zoo by Rod...

List of standalone mysteries by Cait from Time Out Bookstore

Cait - from Time Out Bookstore - gave us her a list of standalone mysteries. They are really clever puzzles with very satisfying endings. The Song...

Best of Illustrated Children’s Books of 2017

The Times and New York Public Library have the same goal as the Curiously Good Book Club: to recognize the best in children’s literature...

Michael Rosen on poetry in primary schools

A recommended read for Curiously Good schools and libraries! Michael Rosen’s blog is a great resource, with many marvellous ideas for sparking a love...

The authors who helped us grow up

Need a book recommendation? The New Yorker children’s literature archive is a wonderful resource. From Where the Wild Things Are to Harry Potter,  with articles from the 1920s to...

Halloween at Gecko Press: Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?

This October we are celebrating our sometimes-scary lupine characters. Thérèse Tillard, a French librarian, speaks about the enduring appeal of Wolfy below. Children love to play at being...

Celebrating book dads for Fathers’ Day

One good dad can speak a lifetime of reading! Here are some of our Gecko Press favourites: Outdoor dads – Watch Out for the Crocodile Starstruck dads...

Three books for thinking children

I was recently asked about a book for a thinking child: I first chose The Day No one was Angry . It is a book of...

The Guardian’s best new picture books

My Pictures after the Storm is in good company in this Guardian roundup of the best new picture books and novels for children. Sitting next to a...