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To read to your kids
- Top Read Alouds: In honour of 150 years of Christchurch City Libraries (2009), the Children’s Library Team has created a list of the Top 5 Read Alouds for every decade the Library has been open.
- It’s never too soon: books to use with the very young
- Reading together: books to share with your 3 - 5 year old child
- Classic picture books
- Books for new siblings
- Children’s picture books that teach mathematics concepts
- Children’s picture books that teach scientific concepts
How to read with your eyes shut
- Picture Books that are hot right now
- Popular picture books
- Short stories to read aloud
- Great chapter book read alouds for years 4-6
- Great chapter book read alouds for years 7-8
- Pageturners: books you can’t put down for younger readers
For older readers
- Picture books for older readers
- Pageturners: books you can’t put down for older readers
- Science books
Christmas reading — A list of books showing the different ways children all over the world celebrate Christmas, with some ideas of decorations, food and presents that can be made celebrating this wonderful time of the year.
Create your own reading lists
Using NoveList K8 Plus you can find new books to read using your favourite writers, books or stories as a starting point. If you get too many to remember then using an email address you can start adding them to a folder for future reference!