Kids Aged 7-9

Every New Zealander should already know the myth of Māui and how he tamed the sun with the help of his brothers. This modern bilingual retelling of the story will bring the story to life for younger readers. Award-winning author and illustrator team Tim Tipene and Zak Waipara set the modern Māui as a schoolboy… Read More

Discover our beautiful country with this fun lift-the-flap treasure hunt, celebrating Aotearoa. Girl and Bird head off on an adventure around New Zealand and need help to follow the clues to find out where they will be heading next. From city to shore, north to south and east to west, there'll be some familiar places… Read More

Finally the mystery of the missing sock has been solved! Sarah's mother is tired of finding odd socks in the laundry basket. While she thinks the puppy is responsible, Sarah knows better. And her mother mustn't find out the truth. The Great Sock Secret is a fantastical adventure into an imaginative fairy-filled world. While the story… Read More

Let's cut to the chase: get a copy of See Play Do for every child you know this Christmas. See Play Do is a children's activity book jam-packed with art ideas, recipes, and indoor and outdoor play ideas. But it is so much more than that. It encourages creative thought processes and celebrates art and the act of creation… Read More

12 beautiful huia birds play and sing in the forest. But is that a canoe arriving? A rat sniffling? A ship on the horizon? One by one, the huia start to disappear – what will remain? 12 Huia Birds is the beautiful but haunting story of one of our country's most beloved native birds. The book… Read More

Back in 2014, well-known author Kate de Goldi approached Gecko Press publisher Julia Marshall with an idea aimed to revitalize the reading experience for upper primary school children and create lifetime readers. Those children, and their families, are lucky Marshall jumped at the opportunity and took a punt on Annual.  "We wanted Annual to be a game… Read More

The Little Bad Wolf by comedian/writer Sam Bowring tackles the difficulty of living up to your family’s notoriety. The Little Bad Wolf is grumpy – all he wants to do is make trouble. He dreams of wrecking havoc like his grandad, the Big Bad Wolf, but he’s just not big enough to cause much fuss… Read More

My five-year-old daughter loves princesses. Elsa is her favourite (of course), but she's happy playing, reading or doing anything to do with princesses. Rosie Banks' Secret Princess series ticks all the boxes for my daughter, with princesses, magic, friendship and adventure being in every book. Charlotte and Mia are best friends who are given magical… Read More

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