United Kingdom

George Watson’s School Edinburgh - Winners of the 2011 KLQ NF 2011
The national co-ordinator is Jacky Atkinson.For any inquiries about the UK national competition please contact Jacky at: natorgklq@gmail.com.  The Kids' Lit Quiz is a major national celebration of books and reading imported to the UK from New Zealand, which offers irresistible reading challenges, broadens awareness, is hugely motivating for boys - and, best of all, is great fun!

Heats typically take place November/December (fast forward on the timetable below). Typically there are about 15 regional heats, followed by a national final for the winning teams of each region. Quizmaster Wayne Mills blogs from around the country after each heat http://kidslitquiz.blogspot.com/ . I want to enter a team.
The competition typically starts in November. Check the timetable page. See UK 2014

Sponsors 2013

  • Serco
  • Scholastic
  • Peters Books
  • Discovery Box
  • MLS
  • SLA
  • Hamilton Books
The publishers who supplied books to the heats are:
  • Allen and Unwin,
  • Bloomsbury, 
  • Francis Lincoln, 
  • Hachette, 
  • Heath Books, 
  • Macmillan, 
  • Orion, 
  • Random House children's books, 
  • Scholastic BookFairs, 
  • Usborne,
  • Walker Books.
Champions' roster



SERCO - Bringing Service to Life - http://www.serco.com/
SCHOLASTIC - The world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books - http://www.scholastic.co.uk/
PETERS - The largest independent and dedicated supplier of children's books to schools and libraries in the UK - http://petersbooksellingservices.newsweaver.co.uk/newsletter/1qozti73nac
MICRO LIBRARIAN SYSTEMS Ltd - MLS are the leading supplier of Library Management Systems to Education in the UK, www.microlib.co.uk
BAYARD - Discovery Box - More Than a Book - http://www.bayard-magazines.co.uk/
COVENTRY BUILDING SOCIETY - http://www.coventrybuildingsociety.co.uk

Sponsors of the UK 2011 Regional Heats
The following publishers have kindly donated books as prizes for the Regional Heats
Bloomsbury - Frances Lincoln - Hachette - MacMillan - Orien - Oxford University Press - Piccadilly Press- Random House- Scholastic- Usborne- Walker Books - Faber & Faber - Scotia Books

Supporters of the 2011 Regional Heats include, Oxfordshire County Council, Mayors from Oxfordshire District Council, Schoolhouse Books

The following kindly sponsored prizes for the teams and librarians
The School Library Association - http://www.sla.org.uk/
Chris Brown
Oxford University Press - http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/

We are grateful to the following for their support: Cllr Keith Mitchell, CBE, The Leader of The Oxfordshire County Council, Cllr Patrick Greene The Chairman of the Council, Cllr Norman MacRae, The Mayor of Carterton, The Story Museum - http://www.storymuseum.org.uk and Oxford Inspires - http://www.oxfordinspires.org/EE/index.php

Sponsors 2010

Supporters of the 2010 KLQ Heats include The Story Museum, and Mayors from Oxfordshire District Councils.
The following publishers generously donated books for the 2010 Heats: Scotia Books - Scottish Book Trust - Bloomsbury - Frances Lincoln - Scholastic - Walker - Oxford University Press - Usborne - Orion - MacMillan - Random House - Puffin/Penguin Group. The following kindly sponsored prizes for the teams and librarians:   Softlink, Discovery Box magazine. The School Library Association.

Cockermouth School and Bristol Grammar School came 1st and 2nd in the 2010 KLQ National Final and will be travelling to New Zealand in July 2011 to compete in the 20th Celebration International Kids' Lit Quiz.