Books and reading for kids

Find all our resources for kids about books and reading.

Kids reading


Our booklists have some great reading suggestions based on books and authors that you may already enjoy including Geronimo Stilton, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Jacqueline Wilson.

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 Literacy PlanetOverdrive 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.

Holiday Reading

A selection of the year's best books. See also our page on Christmas reading for kids.

Internet gateway for kids

Explore tried and tested web links for kids about stories, books and authors.

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.


Book cover of open this little bookTake some interactive reader quizzes and find some new reads:

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.