At the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month each year New Zealanders remember the end of the First World War. Armistice Day. Kiwi soldiers returned home to a terrible influenza epidemic, as the population grieved for the loss of life. Memo... read more
PUBLICATION FEBRUARY 2016
A family of rats is forced to leave their home, so sets out to find the fabled city of Ratenburg. Along the way they outwit vicious dogs, tricky rat traps and sharp-beaked hawks, and make some very dangerous crossings. The rat familys adventures test their character and... read more
NZ Picture Books
|Awards:||Shortlisted for NZ Childrens & Young Adult Picture Book Awards 2017|
PUBLICATION JUNE 2017
Black Caps captain and the world's number one player Kane Williamson on how to play our favourite summer sport. 'I love batting. Nothing gives me a bigger buzz than taking on the best bowlers in the world. I'm a big believer in the idea that cricket is a team sport b... read more
PUBLICATION OCTOBER 2016
NZ Senior Fiction
|Awards:||Shortlisted for the Copyright Licensing NZ Award for Young Adult Fiction at the 2017 NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults |
Elliot is on the run from a situation that's just too big to handle. Sooner or later, it's going to catch up with him.
Elliot's in need of a fresh start, so he's dispatched to a new city to work as an apprentice electrician. His boss, Arnie, is an ex-naval officer ... read more
PUBLICATION JUNE 2016
Biography & Autobiography
|Reading Level:||General Adult|
|Awards:||Winner of the Russell Clark Illustration Award at the NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2016|
There has never been a period when Shakespeare was out of fashion. In his lifetime he was incredibly successful, and soon after his death his works were published to the world.
Within these pages you will find a new interpretation of Shakespeare's stage... read more
NZ Picture Books
|Awards:||Shortlisted for the 2017 Picture Book Award at the NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults |
A stunning picture book from the award-winning Glyn Harper and Jenny Cooper, bringing us the incredible true story of Gladys Sandford u mechanic, First World War ambulance driver, New Zealand's first woman pilot and a trailblazer ahead of her time.
Gladys loves nothin... read more
PUBLICATION APRIL 2016
NZ Non Fiction
|Awards:||Winner of the 2017 Elsie Locke Award for Non Fiction at the NZ Book Awards for Childrens & Young Adults.|
The true story of two boys who live on the wild and rugged West Coast of the South Island. Join Jack and Charlie as they go whitebaiting and fishing, panning for gold, chopping wood with their tomahawks, firing at targets with their bows and arrows, plucking du... read more
PUBLICATION JULY 2016
NZ Middle Fiction
|Reading Level:||Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11|
Anna Orlov, the daughter of a Russian count, lives in a beautiful snowbound palace that's also home to tigers, wolfhounds, and horses. Anna also owns a priceless heirloom diamond necklace. But when Anna defies her father's wishes and secretly raises a young colt alongside her pet tiger cub, her actions will have far reaching consequences.
PUBLICATION MAY 2017
Paige plays bass in high school rock band Vox Pop, which means always having to keep a steady rhythm.
But in the tense build-up to the Rockfest competition, Paige finds she can't control everything in her life, no matter how hard she practises and how loud she play... read more
Age 13 plus.
Gecko Press’s Annual is a game-changer, packing dynamic, irreverent, challenging, and timeless material into a beautiful package for 9- to 12-year-olds.
Annual features a dictionary of crazy words that come in handy on car trips, a sophisticated "spot the similarity"... read more
PUBLICATION OCTOBER 2016
The modern Maui is an intermediate-school boy who lives with his Mum and three older brothers in a city where the day is never long enough to get things done.Maui grasps the mantle: Mum, I'm gonna catch that Sun for you.That Sun who's always on the run.Wi... read more
PUBLICATION NOVEMBER 2016