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

Funny facts about your pets!

How many of you out there have a pet?

Pets are great. You can play with them, take them for walks, groom them, teach them tricks but most of all love them.

Did you know there are lots of fun and interesting facts that you might not be aware of about your pet such as:

-Dogs only sweat from the bottoms of their feet, the only way they can discharge heat is by panting.

-Dogs have about 100 different facial expressions, most of them made with the ears.

-A cat can jump as much as seven times its height.

...and more crazy pet facts!

Star website

Healthy Food

Who doesn't love food, right? Cooking your own is so much fun. The Healthy Food website (there's a magazine you can get from the library too!) has heaps of food and cooking inspo, tips and recipes. Go on, impress your parents and friends with your kitchen skills.


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 Whispers of Wilderwood Hall
by Karen McCombie.

Visit the Kids Blog for more new things.


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

The Travel Book

The Travel Book by Malcolm Croft. Review written by Julius, age 7.

This is a book that I like because it shows some interesting things that happened in the different countries in the world. Like fish falling from the sky in Honduras, sand hand in Uruguay . For New Zealand, it even showed how to do the Haka. It is a book about what you can see in a country and knowing about countries that we don't know. There is one that is very sad which is in Haiti because there was an earthquake that killed 230,000 people. It is a book that can bring you to different countries without really going there. 4/5 Stars

(More kids' reviews!)

What's on

What Lies Beneath

Visit the What Lies Beneath Exhibition at the Central Library during October, featuring displays about war books for children written by New Zealanders.

Come along to the Panel Talk evening on 18th October to meet the exhibition Authors and Illustrators.

Find out more.


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.