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...

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...

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...

Waitangi Day reading

This book by Gavin Bishop relates beautifully to Waitangi Day, telling the story of how New Zealand was colonised. NZ Book of the Year in...