Kids Aged 10-12

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

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

Tim Harris picks up Exploding Endings Book Two from where its predecessor left us, with a psycho sweet toothed seagull. This collection of short stories follows exactly the same formula as the first book - snack-sized stories with twists you will never expect. Once again Harris, a primary school teacher with 15 years experience, has nailed his target audience… Read More

Rasmas, the rascally goat, was a bit on the wild side. Just like Danny, Rasmas didn't have a mummy. Soon the pair went everywhere together. Then, one day, Danny had to say goodbye. Available in both English and te reo Māori (titled Ko Rāmā in Māori and translated by Ngaere Roberts), this beautiful story of… Read More

Hetty Feather has begun a new chapter in her life story. Escaping from Tanglefield’s Travelling Circus with her friend Diamond, Hetty is determined to find them positions as music-hall artists. The pair quickly become the Little Stars of Mrs Ruby’s show, alongside many colourful acts including a friend from Hetty’s past, Flirty Bertie. But the… Read More

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