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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

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Kids' Blog

Discover your green thumb and get into gardening this Summer

Gardening is a fun activity to get involved in during the summer months, and one that many people all around the world find very fulfilling. Gardening is also really good for you in all sorts of ways...

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Kiwi Conservation Club

The Kiwi Conservation Club (KCC) is a fun and interactive club for kids like you who love the environment, nature and wildlife. The Summer holidays are the perfect time to join up, learn more about conservation and have heaps of fun in the outdoors. You'll be encouraged to explore and go on adventures in places like the rocky sea shore, forests and regional parks. 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

Read books in Te Reo Māori and English

Find Māori-themed chapter books

Explore Te Ao Māori

Recent additions

Recent Addition

Top 10 of Everything. 2017
by Paul Terry

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

Zinio: eMagazines to download and keep

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

ComicsPlus: streaming online comics

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The 13-Storey Treehouse

The 13-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths. Review written by Charlotte, 5 years old.

I loved it. I loved Terry because he was funny. He was funny because he put on a silly tv show. My favourite bit was the mermaid bit. I also liked Terry's funny words. I thought this was an easy book to read, but it took me a while because it was a chapter book. It was my first chapter book. I think girls and boys and everyone would like to read this book. 5 stars!

(More kids' reviews!)

What's on

Summer Reading Challenge

Read, review, and WIN!

The annual challenge starts on 1st December, and finishes on 31st January 2017.

Visit the Summer Reading Challenge page for more information and to join in the fun.

Chinese Language Storytimes

Free monthly storytimes at Karori Library

These fun storytimes will run on the last Thursday of each month at 3.30pm, starting on 26th Jan. Perfect for Chinese language speakers or those wanting to learn.

Find out more.

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.