Books and reading for kids

Find all our resources for kids about books and reading.

Kids reading

Holiday Reading

A selection of the year's best books. See also our pages on Christmas reading for kids and our Summertime Reading Club.


Our booklists have some great reading suggestions based on books and authors that you may already enjoy.

We also have suggestions of science reading for preschoolers and older children.

eResources for Kids

We've got lots of great eResources for kids about reading and books including Overdrive Kids and TumbleBook Library.

Book cover of for the love of booksEmail Newsletters

Get the latest kids books and picture books delivered to your email inbox.

Events for school children

Come and have fun at our Libraries and take part in our reading programmes and competitions.

Helping kids to read

Tips and suggestions for parents and caregivers on introducing children to books and reading.

Interviews with New Zealand Children's Authors

New Zealand authors answer your questions and some have even given us stories that you can read online.

Literary Awards and Prizes

Read books that have won national and international awards.

Top 150 Years of Read Alouds

In honour of 150 years of Christchurch City Libraries, this list contains the Top Read Alouds for every decade the Library has been open.

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