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!

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Kids' Blog

Top 10 eBooks April 2016

Fantasy and adventure are the picks for those that read electronically. You can stream or download titles easily using the Library apps from Borrow Box or Overdrive. Where will your adventure take you?

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Switch Zoo Animal Games

Make new animals, play animal games, solve animal puzzles, listen to music performed by animals, watch a dog's dream, build a biome and an online habitat, play other learning games, read animal facts - everything to do with animals!


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

by Jo Cotterill.

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

Gansta Granny

Gangsta Granny by David Walliams. Review written by Ania, age 11.

Gansta Granny is a book full of humor, adventures and heartbreak. Once you read this book you'™ll never think the same about grannies as they may have a secret that they have never shared - I found this book really entertaining and my favourite bit was when Ben (the main character) discovered jewels in the cookie jar. To Ben, he thought his grandma is a jewel thief but in his grandma's point of view was she just trying not to make things boring for her only grandson? 4 stars!

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What's on

Teddy Bear Storytime and Sleepover

A special night for you and your teddy bear at Tawa Library with a special sleepover after storytime.

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.