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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

LOVE your leftovers...nom nom nom!

November is "Love your Leftovers" month, a special event created by the folks at Love Food Hate Waste to encourage kiwi families to eat their leftover food.

Every year in New Zealand a whopping $870 million worth of uneaten food goes to waste when people throw it away. That's enough to buy over 60 private islands in the Carribean! Meanwhile, we also have many families who struggle to buy groceries each week.

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Get Ready Get Thru

Natural disasters like earthquakes can be scary, but they can be much less scary if you have a survival plan and equipment. Visit the Get Ready Get Thru website to find out more about disasters and how to make a survival plan and emergency bag. Be prepared!

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

Guinness World Records 2017
by Craig Glenday

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

Star Review

Horrid Henry

Horrid Henry's Stinkbomb by Francesca Simon. Review written by Mikayla, age 10.

This book is very funny. If you have read any other Horrid Henry books, you will know that Moody Margaret and Horrid Henry are enemies so in this book they are going to put a booby trap on each other but that is all I am telling you guys because otherwise I will ruin the book for you. I recommend this for 4-12 year old people who loves a fair bit of humour. 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.

The 12 Storytimes of Christmas

Get into the festive spirit at one of our free special family Christmas storytimes in December. Lots of stories, carols, games and fun. Come in a Christmas costume or your cosiest pyjamas.

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.