London 1950: a father makes the heart-wrenching decision to send his children to New Zealand for a better life. Young Pat and one of her sisters are allowed to stay together when the four are adopted out, but they will never see their father again. Many years after coming to New Zealand, Pa... read more
Description: London 1950: a father makes the heart-wrenching decision to send his children to New Zealand for a better life. Young Pat and one of her sisters are allowed to stay together when the four are adopted out, but they will never see their father again. Many years after coming to Ne... read more
|Author:||Clotilde Perrin (Illustrator)|
|Series:||Gecko Press Titles Ser.|
An extraordinary pop-up book that reveals the secrets of the most famous fairy-tale villains--the giant, the wolf and the witch--with interactive flaps, a twist on well-known tales, and personality cards for each villain. Lift the flaps to see the diabolical thoughts inside the vil... read more
Why do grannies always tell us to speak up? Why do they have creases on their faces? Are grannies flexible? How do you cheer up a sad granny? How old are grannies, actually?
Eric Veillé explains it all in this offbeat book for the extended family to chuckle over--... read more
Here’s a book for every babushka, yaya, farmor, lola and kuia (respectively Russian, Greek, Danish, Filipino and Maori). Go to page five and you’ll find an assortment of other names for grandmothers. Touted as the first of its kind, Eric Veillé’s Encyclopedia of Grannies is a ... read more
When the Rift opens, death follows. For generations, the Rangers of Black Water Island have guarded the Old Herd against horrors released by the Rift. Cal West, an apprentice Ranger with a rare scar and even rarer gifts, fights daily to prove he belongs within their ranks. After nine y... read more
If you're going to read one new young adults' novel this year, make it this one! You will be saying “aha” and “yes... hmm…. sure...” - i.e. not really listening or taking notice of the world around you at all as you fall into the setting of Black Water Island, the Rift, and the lives o... read more
Have you ever seen a picture book with two titles and two covers, that can be read from back to front? Follow Firefly in his search for a flashing light and turn back at the end of the book to find the second storyline about Rabbit's escape.
|Series:||Gecko Press Titles Ser.|
Cook's Cook follows the 1768 journey of James Cook's H.M.S. Endeavour with his ship's cook, the one-handed John Thompson, as story teller. Through real recipes from the ship's galley, events on board and the places the ship travelled to on its way to th... read more
2016 Alcuin Awards for Excellence in Book Design winner (Children's, tie) 2017 BC Book Prizes' Christie Harris Illustrated Literature Prize finalist Every day is full of endless possibilities - especially TODAY The simplest moment has the potential to become extraordinary in this beautiful bo... read more
Every day is full of possibilities. It’s the simple things that make each moment precious and enjoyable. From getting up to going back to bed, Julie Morstad takes us on a journey through a day filled with joy, inquisitiveness and, best of all: choices! Open the book and begin. “What should I do ... read more
A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists ... read more
|Series:||The Mirror Visitor|
A National Indie Bestseller Lose yourself in the fantastic world of the arks and in the company of unforgettable characters in this French runaway hit, Christelle Dabos' The Mirror Visitor quartet. Plain-spoken, headstrong Ophelia cares little about appea... read more
Step through the mirror into a world of Animists, Dragons, Mirages and Nihilists. These are just some of the clans in the world of Arks. The Arks are celestial states floating above the old earth. On Anima, Ophelia is happily ‘reading’ objects in her muse... read more
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Monster Calls comes a richly illustrated and lyrical tale, one that asks harrowing questions about power, loyalty, obsession, and the monsters we make of others.
With harpoons strapped to their backs, the proud ... read more
“Call me Bathsheba,” are the first lines of this inventive novel mimicking another famous story. Patrick Ness’s And the Ocean Was Our Sky is a stunning wonder of a story. In this inverse Moby-Dick, we are introduced to a pod of whales that hunt man. In this world, th... read more
There are many kinds of hero! OH BOY is a striking collection of true stories about amazing New Zealand men who busted stereotypes and broke through obstacles to follow their passion.
Heroes can wear rugby boots or ballet shoes. They can go on adv... read more
Crocodile Tears is a 1956 children's story from the famous graphic designer and illustrator Andr� Fran�ois that tells how to catch a crocodile by going to Egypt. And it tells how to get a crocodile home, and even what happens after that! A smart, fun, gorgeous classic!
Andr� Fran... read more