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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 life with Nico began the day after she was born...

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 joy of reading... He talked to Mamamia about the books he fell in...

Lots in Translation at the National Library

As part of the Readers and Writers Festival come enjoy a morning of children's book readings by storytellers and members of Wellington’s diverse multicultural community. Come celebrate the growing wealth of children’s books in Te...

Joy Cowley and Ulf Stark Shortlisted for the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Awards

The shortlist for the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Award – the world’s most prestigious children’s book award – has been announced: Authors France: Marie-Aude Murail Iran: Farhad Hassanzadeh Japan: Eiko Kadono New Zealand: Joy Cowley  Sweden: Ulf Stark Illustrators Argentina: Pablo Bernasconi Austria: Linda Wolfsgruber China:...

Joy Cowley made member of the New Zealand Order of Merit

Joy Cowley, made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2018 Honours List, is one of New Zealand’s best-loved and internationally renowned writers for children. She has been highly acclaimed throughout her...

Gecko Press wins 2017 NZ Publisher of the Year

Gecko Press has won Nielsen Publisher of the Year at the 2017 Book Industry Awards. A big thank you to all of our supporters! Earlier this year we kickstarted the Curiously Good Book Club, an...

An award-winning Hippopotamus… signed by the author and illustrator!

A big congratulations to Juliette MacIver and Sarah Davis for their Best Picture Book win! To celebrate, the next 5 orders of That’s Not A Hippopotamus!  on our website will be signed. Better be quick!
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An award-winning Hippopotamus!

Juliette MacIver and Sarah Davis have won the Picture Book Award at the 2017 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, with That’s Not a Hippopotamus! The judges described the book as: “From the...

Simon the Rabbit, TV star!

The cheeky star of Poo Bum and other much-loved children’s books is now on Channel 5 in the UK. The television series began screening on 24 July, and is based on the best-selling preschool books by Stephanie Blake, which are...

Our friend John

John McIntyre of the Children’s Bookshop Kilbirnie was a champion and friend of many, and myself and all of us at  Gecko Press are just very sad that he has died. Our hearts go to Ruth...