Gecko Press

  • We Can Still Celebrate Spring This Weekend!

    We Can Still Celebrate Spring This Weekend!

    Today’s post is written by Emerson Heflin, of Publisher Spotlight’s marketing team. Even though we may be cooped up inside, Spring is still unfolding around us. Publisher Spotlight wants to help you practice your social distancing this holiday weekend with some of our new Spring-perfect favorites. For the youngest of readers, let’s introduce Spring with […]

  • Children’s Book Day 2020

    Children’s Book Day 2020

    We continue to update this post as more publishers provide free resources for those impacted by COVID-19 and local stay-at-home guidance. We are living in a worldwide period of school and library closures, social distancing, and the search for activities to keep kids engaged and as active as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. AND we’re […]

  • Prizes Won in Spite of Event Cancellations

    Prizes Won in Spite of Event Cancellations

    Worldwide we are having a tough season: cancelled events range from children’s regular school days to international publishing conventions.  We want to share some good news that has arrived in the midst of general upset. Congratulations are in order for Karadi Tales!  The London Book Fair was cancelled this month; however, prizes have been awarded […]

  • Brand New Award Winners

    Brand New Award Winners

    In our last post, we sang the praises and delights of longlists and shortlists of finalists for major awards. Now we’ll celebrate some recent winners of awards that have been announced across the past few weeks. The Cybils Awards, which “recognize the children’s and young adult authors and illustrators whose books combine the highest literary […]

  • On the Road to Awards

    On the Road to Awards

    We love those finalists lists as much as we love the ultimate winners.  Why? Shortlists give us nuance and hit a lot of possibilities. We think winning is great! We also think recognition for being in the run-up to the ultimate announcements gives readers and listeners a lot of riches. To celebrate this season’s announcements […]

  • Praise-worthy Picture Books to Discover During Children’s Book Week

    Picture books can carry delightful and engaging content for many age groups. In our celebration of the 100 year of Children’s Book Week, we’re going to focus on brand new and still forthcoming picture books for preschoolers and those in primary school, and every one of them is a picture book unlike any you may […]

  • The Southern Hemisphere and Beyond in World Kid Lit

    The Southern Hemisphere and Beyond in World Kid Lit

    This is the fourth in a series of four posts with which we ask you to join us in celebrating World Turning to the Southern Hemisphere to explore new books for World Kid Lit Month, we have to start with Gecko Press, New Zealand’s award-winning children’s publisher.  It seems fitting, for the theme here, to give […]

  • Grandparents Day Picks for Intergenerational Reading

    Grandparents Day Picks for Intergenerational Reading

    Happy Grandparents Day! Whether your young readers’ grandparent(s) can be visited on a daily basis or seen in person only on rare occasions, there are books they can share that celebrate their relationship. Here are some of our recent favorites: The Tide, by Clare Helen Welsh and illustrated by Ashling Lindsay, from Tiger Tales Books, offers […]

  • Women in Translation – Picture Book Edition!

    Women in Translation – Picture Book Edition!

    August celebrates Women In Translation as an opportunity to discover voices and perspectives beyond the English speaking book world. When could be a better time to start this exploration than as a picture book reader? While many of our publishers hail from different parts of the world, here we feature a trio of picture books […]