People for kids

Finding information about famous people can be tricky. Here are some websites and library resources to get you started.

General resources

Biography books for kids in our catalogue

Biography in Context

Biographical information about more than one million people. Coverage ranges from Paris Hilton and George Clooney to Socrates and Boudicca.
Use at a library or enter your library card & password/PIN

Britannica Library: Kids

Colourful and easy to use interactive online version of the Encyclopædia Britannica.
Use at a 
library or enter your library card & password/PIN

People on our website

A list of all the biographies on our website by our librarians.

World Book Kids

Easy-to-use encyclopædia for young readers. Articles, multimedia, games, and interactive tools for homework and fun.
Use at a library or enter your library card & password / PIN.

New Zealanders

The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography

Explore over 3,000 life stories of important New Zealanders.

Local people on our website

A list of all the biographies of local people on our website by our librarians.

New Zealand children's authors interviews

Interviews with New Zealand children's authors and illustrators.

New Zealand Legends at NZEDGE.COM

New Zealand Legends are a broad group of 100+ innovators who have shown grit, guts and genius to achieve their goals and create their visions. 

NZHistory people

Heaps of biographies and photos of New Zealanders from NZ History.

Sports Teams

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