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About Gecko Press Curiously Good Book Club

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(From Super Rabbit by Stephanie Blake)

What is our aim?

At Gecko Press our aim is that every child loves to read.

And in a world of digital distraction, we want to do our bit to keep kids' noses in books.

Gecko Press publishes a small number of carefully chosen, edgy yet proven - what we call curiously good - children's books, from the best writers and illustrators in the world, translated into English, for readers in New Zealand, the US, the UK and Australia.

Bec ause one good book can kickstart every child into a lifetime love of reading. 

 

(From A Day with Dogs by Dorothee de Monfreid)

 

 

What will you get if you pledge?

Join us at a Curiously Good Party in November in Wellington to toast the festive season. 

Or you can choose from surprise packs of curiously good books and regular book parcels delivered to you, or sent directly to a favourite child, school or library.

And there are some big-ticket options for our enthusiastic supporters  - a mix of books, discounts, signed books and a pile of books, to donate to a school or library of your choice.

We'll have some contests with great rewards (check our social media pages - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)! We'll also add fun new pledges... so keep looking!

 

What is the Curiously Good Book Club?

We want to create a digital and real life community where people can share knowledge about great books for children (not just our books) and find creative ways to encourage children to love to read. The Curiously Good Book Club will include activities for kids, real people events and rich digital experience - all designed to get children's noses into books.

We would love to have storytelling sessions at the beach; workshops on how to be a good reader-alouder; give every child a tiny reading journaland Im a Curiously Good Reader badge.

 

 

Curiously Good Book Club

 

Why do we need you?

 It will cost at least $50,000 to get the club off the ground. We are investing $15,000 and crowdfunding the remaining $35,000 by offering tangible rewards.

Most of this money will go to improving the digital experience and backbone of the club, so we can offer fun things like events, reading incentives - such as tiny reading journals and stickers - and ways to share knowledge of great books. The next phase will include real life events, a great digital marketing system that allows us to target the right book to the right child, videos, webinars, workshops, etc.

 

(From A Book is a Book by Jenny Bornholdt and Sarah Wilkins)

 

With the Curiously Good Book Club we realised that we want to include more than just Gecko Press books - we want it to be a place to find out about all good books. We want our booksellers to thrive, and libraries and schools, and we want children to really rate reading highly.

We hope you will help us!

Julia, Faustine, Rachel, Grace & Frances

 

 

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The People Behind Gecko Press Curiously Good Book Club

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Gecko Press is a pint-sized Wellington-based independent publisher of curiously good children’s books. We are a team of five:

- Julia: founder, publisher and CEO. Favourite picture book as a child: Borka, by John Burningham.

- Rachel: associate publisher. Favourite novel as a child: Gobbolino, the Witch's Cat, by Ursula Moray Williams

- Frances: accounts, shipping and royalties. Favorite book to read to children: Hairy Maclary from Donaldson Dairy, by Lynley Dodd

- Faustine: sales and promotions manager. Favourite series as a child: His Dark Materials, by Philip Pullman

- Grace: digital back end and assistant publisher. Favourite book when she was 9yo: Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

 Gecko Press Team

The Gecko Press team: Julia, Rachel, Faustine, Grace & Frances

 

We all love children's books. The aim of Gecko Press is that every child discovers the love of reading. We want to make reading fun, accessible and visible.

We publish a small number of carefully-chosen, edgy yet proven – what we call curiously good – children’s books from the best writers and illustrators in the world, translated into English, for readers in New Zealand, the US, the UK and Australia. 

Have a look at our catalogue here.

It takes just one good book to kickstart a child into a lifetime love of reading. 

 

 

(From A Book is a Book by Jenny Bornholdt and Sarah Wilkins)

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    20% and Curiously Good Book Club event #1!

    04:13PM Fri 26/05/17 on Gecko Press Curiously Good Book Club

    Dear Curiously Good pledgers,

     

    Yesterday we had our first Curiously Good Book Club event at Space Place... We launched a book and gazed at the stars, and it was amazing! We would love to organise more events like this one with other great partners. But for that, we need to reach our goal.
     
     
    Today we reached a huge milestone of 20%, thank you all very much for your support!
     
    With your help, we believe we can hit the $10,000 mark before Sunday. Please tell your friends about the Curiously Good Book Club and about our PledgeMe campaign (pldg.me/gecko). You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And don't forget - if you share our posts on social media, you double your chances to win this huge giveaway! 
     
     
    Thank you for your help!
    Julia and all at Gecko Press

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    Thank you + Huge GIVEAWAY!

    10:06AM Tue 23/05/17 on Gecko Press Curiously Good Book Club

     

    Thank you to everyone who has supported the campaign! We’ve reached 10% of our goal... Help us reach our $35000 by spreading the word!

    And keep looking at our campaign page... We've got some contests with great rewards (check out our social media pages and see below).We'll also add new and unique pledges!

     

     

    Help us build the Curiously Good Book Club with a little pledge, and you'll go in the draw to win a huge pile of Curiously Good Books! If you pledge AND share, you go in the draw TWICE! Pledge and spread the word! 

     


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