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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!

Daily Blog

Summer Reading Challenge Leader Board: With less than 10 days of the Summer Reading Challenge to go, you will have to hurry-hurry to get as many books read and reviewed before the Challenge ends on January 31st. Remember each book you read and review will get you an entry into the main prize draw. So the more reviews, the more entries. We have crunched some numbers and done some maths, and have found out who the top 10 reviewers are so far...

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Code Lots of option to learn how to code, or even how to teach others how to code. Click on the 'Students' section to find activities and games to help you learn in a really fun way. You can also participate in the 'Hour of Code' through Minecraft, Star Wars and Frozen coding games.

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

Middle School: Secret of the Forbidden City by James Patterson.

Visit the Kids Blog for more new things.

Star Review

The mystery at Lilac Inn

Nancy Drew: The mystery at Lilac Inn by Carolyn Keene. Review written by Lucy, age 7.

Nancy Drew and her friend Helen are going to visit their friend Emily Willoughby at the Lilac Inn, for her wedding. Lots of things go wrong like bombs, impersonating, robbery, earth quake’s and power cuts. Will Nancy and her friends be able to solve the mystery surrounding all these incidents before the gangsters act and in-danger Nancy? 4 stars!

(More kids' reviews!)

What's on

Free Coding Workshops You could make the next Flappy Bird by learning how to code and create online games at these free February workshops.

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.