Booklists for Tamariki – Kids

Booklists for Tamariki - Kids

Best of 2020: Children's Younger Fiction

A selection of recommended new titles added to Christchurch City Libraries in 2020.

Best of the Year

Library selectors highlight the best books of the year.

Best of 2019

Best of 2020: Children's Nonfiction - Science & Technology

A selection of recommended new titles added to Christchurch City Libraries in 2020.

Best of 2020: Children's Nonfiction Books about Nature

A selection of recommended new titles added to Christchurch City Libraries in 2020.

Best of 2020: Children's Graphic Novels

A selection of recommended new titles added to Christchurch City Libraries in 2020.

Best of 2020: Children's Nonfiction Language/Poetry/Stories

A selection of recommended new titles added to Christchurch City Libraries in 2020.

Best of 2020: Children's Nonfiction about Art and Activities

A selection of recommended new titles added to Christchurch City Libraries in 2020.

Best of 2020: Children's Nonfiction about People & Places

A selection of recommended new titles added to Christchurch City Libraries in 2020.

Best of 2020: Children's Younger Fiction

A selection of recommended new titles added to Christchurch City Libraries in 2020.

Best of 2020: Children's Picture Books

A selection of recommended new titles added to Christchurch City Libraries in 2020.

Best of 2020: Children's Older Fiction

A selection of recommended new titles added to Christchurch City Libraries in 2020.

Best of 2020: Young Adult

A selection of recommended new titles added to Christchurch City Libraries in 2020.

Best of 2019 : Children's Graphic Novels

Holiday Reading is a selection of recommended new titles added to Christchurch City Libraries in 2019. A Christchurch City Libraries list.

Best of 2019 : Nature -- nonfiction

Holiday Reading is a selection of recommended new titles added to Christchurch City Libraries in 2019. A Christchurch City Libraries list.

Best of 2019 : Language, Poetry and Stories nonfiction

Holiday Reading is a selection of recommended new titles added to Christchurch City Libraries in 2019. A Christchurch City Libraries list.

Best of 2019 : People and Places nonfiction

Holiday Reading is a selection of recommended new titles added to Christchurch City Libraries in 2019. A Christchurch City Libraries list.

Best of 2019 : Children's Books about Science and Technology

Holiday Reading is a selection of recommended new titles added to Christchurch City Libraries in 2019. A Christchurch City Libraries list.

Best of 2019 : Art & Activities books for kids

Holiday Reading is a selection of recommended new titles added to Christchurch City Libraries in 2019. A Christchurch City Libraries list.

Library Booklists

Children's librarians recommend great reading in these official booklists for tamariki.

Library Booklists

Tamariki -Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori 2020

New titles with Te Reo Māori for Tamariki added since 2019.

Anti-racist books for kids

Want kids to read books in which diversity matters, & that show how to fight racism? Try this selection of non-fiction books for tamariki.

If you like ... Harry Potter

If you are a Harry Potter fan, you might like to try the first title in these series. They all have a little bit of magic.

If you like ... the Horrible Histories series

If you like the Horrible Histories series you might also enjoy these books.

If you like ... historical girls' diaries

Read some stories of young women whose destinies are shaped by the actions of others, but who have strong wills of their own.

If you like ... stories about brave women

Stories of courageous and colourful young women who are willing to fight for their beliefs.

Kids treaty zone

List of books to support the kids treaty zone about the Treaty of Waitangi

Roar Squeak Woof Neigh

DK eyewitness books have books on every subject with Credo reference. Check out this selection on animals and their habitats.

Disaster Zone

Got homework on a disaster? Here is a selection of eBooks available online via Credo Reference covering a range of disasters.

Books for older children with dyslexia

Dyslexia friendly books with a special font, thick, cream pages and widely spaced lines; high interest but a lower reading age.

Books for younger children with dyslexia

Dyslexia friendly books with a special font, thick, cream pages and widely spaced lines; high interest but a lower reading age.

Samoan language books and resources for children

Samoan language resources for children.

Spies, Detectives and Mysteries Children's Chapter Books

Solve mysteries with books, ebooks and audiobooks about spies and detectives.

Understanding Islam

If you want to find out more about being Muslim and understanding Islam, here are some titles for children, teens, and adults.

Best of 2019 : Children's Graphic Novels

Holiday Reading is a selection of recommended new titles added to Christchurch City Libraries in 2019. A Christchurch City Libraries list.

Best of 2019 : Nature -- nonfiction

Holiday Reading is a selection of recommended new titles added to Christchurch City Libraries in 2019. A Christchurch City Libraries list.

More booklists for tamariki (made by librarians)

Action, Adventure, Mystery! (eAudiobooks for children)

Exciting eAudiobooks for children to listen to. Many are the first in a series, so if you like a story you can check out the next one.

Things that go (eBooks)

The 'Things that go' section in the library is always popular, so I selected some eBooks around this theme. Suitable for younger children.

eBooks to read with your preschooler

My top 10 eBook choices for preschool age children. Most of these are picture books I have read to children in Wā Kōrero: Storytime sessions

eAudiobooks for preschoolers

A selection of popular eAudiobooks for your little ones to listen to.

Anti-Racism and Diversity

Books to help children process and discuss race relations & explore cultural diversity - picture books, fiction, & non-fiction.

Tween Reads - eBooks

Here is a list of excellent titles for ages 10 to 13 that are available to download.

Everyday Superheroes

Some great stories for little heroes to access from home.

eBook Picture Books with Narration

A collection of eBook picture books that all include narration so children can listen as they read along to a great story!

eBook Biographies for Children

True stories that will inspire and amaze you.

Armchair travel for kids

eBooks for kids- Read your way around the the world, without leaving your bubble!

eBook picture books about pets

A collection of picture books all about pets. All of these are available as eBooks so borrow them from the comfort of home.

Online Reo Māori resources for tamariki

This list focuses on some great Māori online resources to entertain your tamariki at home.

Family friendly films

Enjoyable movies for young children and their adults.

Extra-ordinary princess stories

Princesses who did not follow the rules! Girls who refused to sit around waiting for a prince to rescue them, and did it themselves instead.
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