The Mushroom Fan Club by Elise Gravel

The Most Astonishingly Unconventional Children’s Books of 2018

Every year, The School Library Journal (USA) makes a list of the Most Astonishingly Unconventional Children’s Books of the Year... Of course, Gecko Press and...

Eirlys Hunter favourite children’s books

Alice in Wonderland & Alice Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll Lewis Carroll’s masterpieces.  Among the first books ever published to entertain rather than instruct...

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...

Every Time We Say Goodbye (picture books for tough times)

Granpa by John Burningham (Red Fox, 2003) A dialogue between grandparent and child that covers all the important business and lasts until Granpa’s chair is...

10 preschool books in te reo Māori

Reo Pēpi series - especially Kanohi by Kitty Brown and Kirsten Parkinson A great sturdy bilingual board book series. People really like the faces one as babies this...

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...
Yours Sincerely Giraffe gecko press

11 best books for 4 to 7-year-olds by Ellie Levenson

A couple of years ago, Ellie Levenson made a selection of 11 best books for 4 to 7-year-olds for Indybest. We think it's a...
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...

Jacinda Ardern: The Books of my Childhood – for The Sapling

Jacinda Ardern, NZ Prime Minister, told The Sapling about the books that formed her childhood. From Clifford the Big Red Dog to Tomorrow, When the War Began...