Book discussion

Noémie Bellanger

7 lieues et un livre, let’s discover children’s literature from around...

In French, “7 lieues et un livre”, the name of this project, is a pun. “7 lieues” is a literary reference to fairy tales...

New Zealand Children’s Book Awards 2018

From sharks and dawn raids to earthquakes, kidnap plots, Jean Batten and the familiar chaos that is kids at breakfast time, their range is...

Award winning authors talk about children’s reading at Wardini Books

Thursday 14th June - 7:00-8:00pm  Wardini Books, 44 Hastings Street, Napier Come and hear four New Zealand authors share their ideas on how we can encourage children...
Where the Wild Things are

A whole town (and even more) to listen to Joy Cowley

Last Sunday, the grey sky and the drizzle were a call to stay in and to gather all the family to celebrate Mother’s Day....
old man gecko press

Support an important book, it will help a school!

The Old Man, by Sarah V and Claude Dubois - released this month - is an important book that looks in the eye a story we see on our...

Book recommendations by Guyon Espiner for The Sapling

Guyon Espiner talked to The Sapling about the books he reads to his child... Many great books in English and in Te reo! My reading...

How to get your book-hating kid to read for fun?

Morris Gleitzman - just named Australian Children’s Laureate - shared his advice for parents of book-loathing little ones, who want to teach them the...
Holiday by Blexbolex

Q&A with Blexbolex about “The Holidays”

Blexbolex creates books that compel us to keep coming back, and images—and thoughts—that remain with us long after the book is closed. The Holidays, has been...

Frida Nilsson’s blog tour

To celebrate the release of “The Ice Sea Pirates” in the UK, Frida Nilsson did a blog tour from January 16 to January 24… Extracts, interviews,...

Open our mouths and chew!

(on turning eleven) Gecko Press turns eleven this year. It is banal to say that in these eleven years there has been a lot of...