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

New Non-Fiction on how to Build, Create and Innovate!

Its time to build, create, educate and innovate with the latest junior non fiction books. With STEAM, (science, technology, engineering, arts and math), learning on the rise, these book are perfect to inspire play and interest in science, technology, engineering, arts, mathmatics and coding and help kids develop the skills needed to do well in education, designing, problem solving and teamwork...

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Kupu - a new app for te reo Māori

Download this great new free Te Reo app from iTunes. The app's catchphrase is 'take a photo, learn a language' and its concept is pretty simple, you take a photo of something with your phone, then Kupu scans the image and tells you the name of the object in te reo Māori. Give it a go!

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

Brick Building 101
by Courtney Sanchez with Jessica Wright.

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

Wings of Fire: The Lost Heir
by Tui T. Sutherland, reviewed by Cooper, 8 years old.

The second book in the Wings of Fire series, tells of the capture of the dragnets by Queen Coral. I thought it was thrilling and action-packed. Looking forward to reading the next 5! 5 stars!

(More kids' reviews!)

What's on

New Code Club at CPK!

We are excited to announce a new Code Club at Cummings Park Library in Term 4, alongside the Tawa and Karori Library clubs. Get Creating! Get Coding! More about Code Clubs.

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

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.