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Kiwi books offered by Jacinda Ardern to the Royal Baby

My New Zealand ABC Book; learn the alphabet with art and objects from Te Papa by James Brown My New Zealand 123 Book; learn counting with the art and objects from Te Papa by James Brown My New...
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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 streets every day but often choose to ignore. It's a...
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Story time at the Katherine Mansfield House and Garden

Bring your children under-5 along for a story time session with curiously good books on Thursday 22 March 2018 from 1 pm to 1:45 pm at the Katherine Mansfield House and Garden. The story time session will be presented...

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!