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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Daily Blog

Is there a Sherlock Holmes hidden in you? 6 great children's cipher books to try today: Do you have what it takes to go undercover and discover the secret world of espionage? Well if you can break the following code I think you will have what it takes!

Star website

wickED: Check out the awesome selection of games and activities on wickED. They're super fun and help you with your learning too!

Discover what ancient Maori warriors learnt from our native birds, and find out how to make a hangi - yum!!


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

Hush: A Kiwi Lullaby by Joy Cowley and Andrew Burdan.

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Star Review

 Tigerclaw's Fury

Tigerclaw's Fury by Erin Hunter. Review written by Holly.

Have you ever wondered about the bloodthirstily ambitious Tigerstars side of the story? Wonder no more! Discover what drove Tigerstar to lead Shadowclan and how he survived between being thrown out of Thunderclan and leading Shadowclan, and all the trouble a striped silhouette on a torn claw caused for the forest. Read this book for a deep understanding of the aggressive and revenge-bent Tigerstar. 5 stars

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What's on

Stories from the Ballet Come along to special storytimes read by legendary dancer Sir John Trimmer from the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Listen to stories while learning the ballet steps and positions. Click for more info.


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.