Wellington City Libraries

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Welcome to the Kids section of Wellington City Libraries' website. You'll find heaps of fun and interesting stuff here. Content changes all the time so bookmark us and visit often!

Kids' Club Reviews

Kids' Club logoWhat are Kids' Club Reviews? Find out here! Get your book reviews published on the kids' blog and win prizes!

Kids' Blog

Finalists, finally!

It's always tough waiting for this one every year. Luckily you can munch on FREE Hell Pizza while you wait. But.. the wait is over! Today the finalists for the NZ Children's and Young Adult Book Awards have been announced. These are the best books written or illustrated by New Zealanders in the last year...

Star website

DK Find Out!

DK Find Out! is a free online encyclopedia perfect for homework help and exploring a whole range of subjects. It is up-to-date and verified by experts and includes videos, galleries and quizzes! Check it out!

Tamariki

Kōhunga Kōrero: Storytimes in
te Reo Māori - at a library near you!

Listen to The Seven Stars of Matariki by Toni Rolleston-Cummins

Recent additions

Recent Addition

The Stolen Stars of Matariki
by Miriama Kamo.

Visit the Kids Blog for more new things.

ELIBRARY

Check out the eLibrary where the collection is free and available to download 24/7. Choose from eBooks, eAudio, comics and magazines:

Overdrive: eBooks and eAudio

BorrowBox: eBooks and eAudio

RBdigital: eMagazines to download and keep

TumbleBooks: online books and comics with read-alongs, games and activities

ComicsPlus: streaming online comics

Star Review

Star Review

The Girl in the Torch
by Rob Sharenow, reviewed by Keya, 11 years old.

At the dawn of the twentieth century, thousands of immigrants are arriving in the promised land of New York City. Twelve-year-old Sarah has always dreamed of America, a land of freedom and possibility. In her small village she stares at a postcard of the Statue of Liberty and imagines the Lady beckoning to her. When Sarah and her mother finally journey across the Atlantic, though, tragedy strikes and Sarah finds herself being sent back before she even sets foot in the country...5 stars!

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What's on

Matariki

Matariki, Matariki, Matariki - te tau hou o te iwi Maori e!

Tēnā koutou katoa! Join us in celebrating Matariki at Wellington City Libraries this winter! Matariki means "tiny eyes," or "eyes of god," and is celebrated in June and early July when a group of stars called the Pleiades rises above the horizon...

Find out more about what's on for kids here!

What's on

Beyond the Page 2018

This exciting literary festival for children is back for 2018

Over 130 free events are happening across the Wellington region during the July school holidays. Check out the website to find out what, where, and when - don't miss out!

Booklists

Did you know we have lots of great Booklists? You can find them over on our Booklists page, or browse one below!

  • Adventure booklist
  • Animals booklist
  • Comics booklist
  • Fairytales booklist
  • Fantasy booklist
  • Historical booklist
  • Mysteries booklist
  • Reluctant Readers booklist
  • Spooky Stories booklist
  • World Stories booklist

Kids' Databases

Zoo Whiz: a great site for learning maths, spelling and reading, with a neat twist -- when you complete an activity, you earn "coins" to spend for your online zoo!

Language Nut: a fun way to learn different languages for kids and adults. There are songs, stories and games for each language so you'll be adding to your vocabulary without really realising it! (To get started, type in your library card number into the box on Language Nut labelled "barcode".)

Oddizzi: a fun, interactive way to learn about countries. Need to find out about a country or have a topic about the natural world to research? Just login by typing "Wellington" and "oddizzi"

TumbleBooks: TumbleBooks offers picture books, chapter books and non-fiction books, which you can read, or have read to you! There are educational videos and games, animation, sounds and music.

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Britannica Junior edition contains thousands of short articles on subjects for school and for fun. From countries, to animals and sports; it also includes pictures, videos, and links to other websites.