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

New children's digital magazine titles

Who needs paper magazines when you can download and keep the digital ones for free? If you have not tried Zinio yet, then you had better give it a go! There are heaps of cool magazines available, and we have just added two new ones that are especially for you!

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Shakespeare for Kids!

Prepare yourself for the school holiday activities by finding out about the man himself. There is lots of info, facts, quizzes, challenges, games and activities contained within this website. You will be a Shakespeare pro in no time!


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

Bookspeak!: Poems about books
by Laura Purdie Salas.

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

Hero of the Hill

Hero of the Hill by Joy Cowley. Review written by Niko, age 5.

I liked this book because I like true stories and this story is about a real train that I have seen at the Fell locomotive museum in Featherston. I like running down hills and this story is about a train struggling to get up the Rimutaka Hill. I liked the drawings and there is a map at the back to show you where the train went. It also tells you that you can go for a bike ride or walk on the old rail trail and I would like to do this on my bike. 4 stars!

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What's on

April School Holiday Programme Celebrate Shakespeare! Have a go at our Shakespeare Insult Generator, silly words, and writing with quills and ink.

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.