Find all our resources for kids about books and reading.
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Come and have fun at our Libraries and take part in our reading programmes and competitions.
A selection of the year's best books. See also our page on Christmas reading for kids.
Explore tried and tested web links for kids about stories, books and authors.
New Zealand authors answer your questions and some have even given us stories that you can read online.
Read books that have won national and international awards.
- Castle Quest — historical reads and medieval non-fiction
- Fantasy Readers’ Maze — fantasy stories
- Pirate Personality — stories of pirates and other schemers
- Reader Survivor — adventure stories
- Treasure Island — more pirate stories and non-fiction.
In honour of 150 years of Christchurch City Libraries, this list contains the Top Read Alouds for every decade the Library has been open.