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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...

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...

The Guardian’s best new picture books

My Pictures after the Storm is in good company in this Guardian roundup of the best new picture books and novels for children. Sitting next to a...

The Lost Kitten in Huffington Post

The Lost Kitten, illustrated by by Komako Sakai, is featured in The Huffington Post as one of the best children’s picture books released this...

Chapter books for curious and engaged readers

A Friday morning treat. John McIntyre from The Children’s Bookshop speaks about the wonderful experience of reading your first chapter books on Radio New Zealand. Our...

My Book after the Wall Street Journal review

My Pictures after the Storm is one of The Wall Street Journal’s best new picture books. “a terrific little book that will amuse all out 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...