Stories, Books and Authors


* Authors
* Children's Literary Prizes and Awards
* Harry Potter
* Ready for reading


* Literacy Planet
Fun learn-to-read resource for children. Includes pre-reading skills, practice exercises and basic mathematics. (was Intrepica) Set up a new account with your library card number and email address.
* NoveList K8 Plus
Teen's and children's tool to find new authors and reading options. You can use your favourite writer, book, genre, series or story as a starting point.
* Overdrive for kids
Free eBook and eAudiobook collection containing thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles for children.
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
* TumbleBook Library
Fun animated children’s stories, games, quizzes and puzzles.
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
* 75 Years of Winnie the Pooh
from Dutton Childrens Books
* The Adventures of Tintin at Sea
* An Unfortunate Series of Events
An extremely unpleasant website about the dismal movie featuring the unfortunate Baudelaire orphans and the villainous Count Olaf.
* Animorphs
Features a question and answer session with K.A.Applegate. From Scholastic.
* Artemis Fowl
Meet Artemis Fowl, child genius and criminal mastermind, and his creator, Eoin Colfer.
* The Arthur Page.
Arthur is created by Marc Brown and features here along with stories and games.
* The Babysitters Club
From the award-winning series by Ann M Martin and hosted by Scholastic.
* Bananas in Pyjamas
From ABC Children's Television. Try some colouring activities or view the photo album.
* Bookhive: Your Guide to Children's Literature & Books.
Contains hundreds of recommended book reviews in a variety of reading levels and interest areas. Developed by the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County.
* Bubble Dome
Stories and competitions for children
* The Children’s Poetry Archive
This part of the Archive is full of poems chosen specially for children. Meet old favourites and make new discoveries.
* Deltora Quest
As the Deltora Quest continues, find out about author Emily Rodda and her fantastic characters.
* Elements of a story
Read the story of Cinderella and then look at the different elements and structure of the story through interactive activities.
* Goosebumps
The official site for Goosebumps by R.L.Stine from Scholastic.
* Interviews with NZ Children's Authors
Favourite foods, embarrassing moments, nicknames, and more!
* Kidsreads
Find info about your favorite books, series and authors. Reviews of the newest titles, interviews with the coolest authors and special features.
* Lemony Snicket
If I were you, I would immediately turn your computer off rather than view any of the dreadful images, read any of the wretched information, play any of the unnerving games or examine the unpleasant books presented within this website.
* Māori children’s books
The international children’s digital library includes several books in māori.
* Magic School Bus
allow Mrs Frizzle to take you on a magic tour.
* My Home Library
Download free book plates designed by the best British illustrators so that you can create your own home library.
* Narnia
The imaginary country created by C.S. Lewis in his seven book series, The Chronicles of Narnia. There is information about Lewis; his creation of Narnia; illustrators of the books; the birds, beasts, mythological creatures, and people of Narnia; and a brief description of each book
* New Zealand Writers files
From The New Zealand Book Council
* Ology World
Downloads, extracts and extra information from the Ology book series - Egyptology, Wizardology etc.
* Paddington Bear
* Poetry Box
"A New Zealand poetry page for children".
* Roald Dahl
The official site.
* Scholastic Books
Find information about many New Zealand childrens authors
* Stories from the Web
For 8-11 year olds
* Storytime Treasure Chest
A collection of kids stories by New Zealand writers that you can listen to free from the Radio New Zealand website.
* Te reo storybooks
Choose from four interactive online stories with Kai Tahu dialect option available. Personalised stories may be printed or saved.
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