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

Kids' Club logoWhat is Kids' Club? Find out here! Join other 5-12 year olds online to review books, find out what everyone else is reading, and win prizes. All book reviews are published online for everyone around the world to see - wow! Start writing your first review now.

Kids' Blog

Take part in the Summer Reading Challenge!

Get your reading eyes ready, set up your novel nook, grab the cat and book in some reading time - the Summer Reading Challenge is back! Starting 1 December 2018 and running through to 31 January 2019, your challenge is to read and review as many books from the reading list as possible. There are lots of instant and major prizes to be won. Find out more at the Summer Reading Challenge page. How many will you read? Challenge yourself, challenge your friends...

Check This Out

Peter Rabbit Official Website - meet Peter and his friends and discover all about the characters from the world of Beatrix Potter. Full of book games and colour-ins. Plenty to enjoy.

Tamariki

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

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

He nui ngā taupānga Māori hou papai rawa! There are so many cool new Māori apps! Try these ones:

Kupu Download from iTunes. Take a photo of an object and the app will tell you the te reo word for it.

Te Reo Māori A te reo Māori language dictionary app right in your hand. Very handy!

Tipu te Reo Māori A fun learning game app for te reo Māori. Download from iTunes.

He aha tēnei? A useful app to introduce simple everyday words. Match each part of the word to hear it pronounced, and complete the word to hear it in full.

Recent additions

Recent Addition

Not so normal Norbert
by James Patterson with Joey Green.

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

Nevermoor: the trials of Morrigan Crow
by Jessica Townsend, reviewed by Jenny from Brooklyn, 11 years old. (This book is also one of the titles on the Summer Reading Challenge book list).

Nevermoor was an exiting book, with loads of twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat. It had a great, well thought out plot, and the characters were described so well it was like they were real. Morrigan Crow is an inspirational character who will stay strong through the toughest of times and inspire heaps of people to do the same. I would stay up way past my bedtime reading this book! 4 stars!

(More kids' reviews!)

Summer Reading

Read, review and WIN with our Summer Reading Challenge, from 1 December - 31 January

What's on

Summer Programmes

Over Christmas, New Year's and January, our regular children's programmes and events have a different schedule. Find out where and when everything is happening in the libraries over Summer on this kids blog post.

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

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

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.