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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

Childrens DVD Reviews: Meet the Robinsons and Maleficent

If you are looking for some more DVDs to watch over the blistery cold periods, why not have a read of my latest reviews of Walt Disney movies: Meet the Robinsons and Maleficent, and see if they appeal to you. But you better get your hands on these DVDs quick before someone else does! I promise you these movies deliver on what Disney does best: Excitement, adventure, action and a happy ending!

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Ocean Portal

Everything about the ocean! History, animals, ecosystems, conservation news, games and puzzles and more. This great website is interactive and has lots of amazing pictures and inspiring facts. Good for homework, or just finding out some cool stuff.

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

The misadventures of Max Crumbly: Locker hero
by Rachel Renee Russell.

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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Gansta Granny

DC Universe Super Heroes; Super Villians by Victoria Taylor. Review written by Julius, age 7.

In the book, it shows our favourite Lego super heroes with their super villains. Like there is the evil super villain Joker and also Catwoman. Some of the super heroes is Batman and Robin, Wonder Woman and Superman. The super villains show how powerful they are with their super tricks but in the end they were still defeated. I like that it has a short quiz at the last page. I wish I have all those superhero Lego sets. 4 stars!

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What's on

New Zealand Children and Young Adult Book Awards

The winners will be announced on August 8th, so keep your eyes peeled. In the meantime, pick up a Hell Pizza reading wheel from your local library.

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.