Tamariki – Kids

Tamariki - Kids

A guide to the library for tamariki - what's new, homework help, and fun & games.

Wā Pēpi: Babytimes and Wā Kōrero: Storytimes

Wā Pēpi: Babytimes (for tamariki under 2) & Wā Kōrero: Storytimes (for tamariki over 2) are back at your libraries. Enjoy fun and stories!

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Summertime Reading Challenge

The Summertime Reading Challenge finishes this Saturday 29 February 2020. Get your entries in pronto and you could be a lucky winner!


New for Tamariki

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Sensory Storytimes

Book now for a free, fun interactive storytime, designed for children, ages 3-9 who are on the autism spectrum or have multisensory needs.

New titles for kids

Here is the latest new stuff for kids - CDs, DVDs, picture books, and books for older children.

New Zealand children's authors

Interviews with New Zealand children's authors and illustrators. Favourite foods, embarrassing moments, nicknames, short stories and more.

Picture books newsletter

Picture books newsletter

Fun reading for the young children in your life - subscribe to our monthly picture books newsletter and find out what's new.

Kids' books newsletter

Kids' books newsletter

Our latest kids' books newsletter has titles that will excite young minds and foster a love of reading.


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.

Best of 2019: Picture books - Christchurch City Libraries

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

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.

Te Ao Māori for tamariki

Te Ao Māori for tamariki

Kia ora. Here are some ka pai Māori resources for tamariki. Get crafty, read and learn Te Reo Māori, and explore.

Kids' Treaty Zone

Meet Whetū Marama and her Koro (grandfather) as they find out about Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Te Whata Raki

Come and discover our online world Te Whata Raki.

eResources for Tamariki

World Book Early World of Learning

Interactive learning resource developed by early childhood education experts for preschoolers and children in early primary school.

World Book Kids

Easy-to-use encyclopædia for young readers. Articles, multimedia, games, science projects and interactive tools for homework and fun.

NoveList K8 Plus

Find your next great read, reading recommendations specifically for younger readers, both fiction and non-fiction.

Homework help

Homework help


Free online homework help to New Zealand school students. Log on to the website from 1pm to 6pm Monday to Friday during the school year.

Many Answers

Many Answers is a place where you can search for answers to popular questions asked on AnyQuestions.


Get answers to questions & help using eResources. LiveOnline operates 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday, & 9.30am to 5pm Saturday & Sunday.

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