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Children

Stuff for children at Waimakariri Libraries

Welcome to our Children's Space. The Waimakariri Libraries have lots of stuff for kids including:

 

 

Books for Anzac Day 

 

 

The Red Poppy is a book about World War 1. - Primary level

 

Jim, a soldier on the Western Front in World War 1, is wounded while charging through No Man's Land. He stumbles into a shell crater for shelter and finds a badly wounded German soldier.

The two men try to help each other, but it's Nipper, the messenger dog, whose gallantry gives them a chance for survival.

 

 

Children's booklist for ANZAC Day

 

 

Find a good children's book

boy sitting on a pile of books. Browse the latest books we have on the shelves and read the latest reviews of children's titles in our catalogue. You can also find a new children's author and get some ideas of what to read next with our great reading lists for children.

 

 

 

 

 

School Terms 2014

Primary and Intermediate. 

Term 1: 27 January to 17 April

Term 2: 5 May to 4 July

Term 3: 21 July to 26 September

Term 4: 13 October to 19 December (no later than)  

 

Secondary and Composite. 

Term 1: 27 January to 17 April

Term 2: 5 May to 4 July

Term 3: 21 July to 26 September

Term 4: 13 October to 16 December (no later than)

 

Cool Websites for Kids

 

 

Tumblebook Library

The Tumblebook Library is a website that has animated stories, games and puzzles for young children. Tumblebooks now has National Geographic Video clips and is mobile device friendly.  Check it out here.

 

 

New Releases

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    Daisy and the trouble with burglars by Kes Gray
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    Calling all pets by Kate Finch
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    Magic marks the spot by Caroline Carlson
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    Pony club by Patricia Murphy
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    Tudors and traitors by Terry Deary
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    Tracing stars by Erin E Moulton
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    /Dead city by James Ponti
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    Mountain of bones by Christopher Krovatin
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    Prince of the ice mark by Stuart Hill
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    The lost journal of Benjamin Tooth by MacKenzie Crook