Featured chapter book

Detective Gordon: The First Case
Author: Ulf Nilsson
Illustrator: Gitte Spee


'Utterly charming ... A wonderful choice for independent reading.'
Starred review, Booklist (US)


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The Day No One was Angry
Author: Toon Tellegen
Illustrator: Marc Boutavant


'Possesses that inexplicable magic quality that will no doubt ensure it withstands the test of time.'
The Illustrated Forest (UK)


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Featured novel

Speed of Light
Author: Joy Cowley

'Sometimes when you finish a book you close it and walk away. Others you hold in your lap, reluctant to let the feelings and emotions it created in you die down. So it was for me with Speed of Light.'
Around the Bookshops (NZ)


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Blog update

2 May 2013
Gecko Press wins Best Children's Publisher of the Year in Oceania at the Bologna International Children's Bookfair 2013 Read more >>>