United Kingdom

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!

The winners of the 2014 UK National Final of the Kids' Lit Quiz are Litcham School from Norfolk.

Photos from the 2014 UK National Final:

The Litcham School team with author Anthony Horowitz and quizmaster Wayne Mills.
Amelia, Sam, Eleanor and Madeleine are shown with their travel bags from our sponsor Serco.
Photo credit: KT Bruce Photography

The winning team also went away with a cheque for £500 from MLS which will help them
to attend the World Final in Connecticut in summer 2015.
Photo credit: KT Bruce Photography

The winning team with Alec Williams
The winning team with Alec Williams
Photo credit: KT Bruce Photography

Ermysted Grammar School with Anthony Horowitz
Anthony Horowitz presenting prizes to the team that came second, Ermysted Grammar School
Photo credit: KT Bruce Photography

Comberton Village School holding the trophy by Softlink
The team that came third, Comberton Village School, holding the trophy (presented to
the Librarian) by Softlink
Photo credit: KT Bruce Photography

An overview of the whole hall
An overview of the whole hall
Photo credit: KT Bruce Photography

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 2014

Serco is a leading Service Provision company for Government contracts, including training and development. http://www.serco.com/

Scholastic has been delivering literacy resources for kids and outstanding children's books to schools, teachers and families for more than 90 years. http://shop.scholastic.co.uk/

Peters Books
At Peters Books & Furniture, we appreciate the importance of being able to put the right book in the hands of the right reader in the right environment. http://www.peters-books.co.uk/

Softlink has worked with schools for more than 30 years. We deliver library, knowledge and content management systems that enhance how library and learning resources are discovered delivered and managed. http://www.softlink.co.uk

Micro Librarian Systems (MLS) are one of the leading supplier of Library Management Systems to Education in the UK. Click here to discover what MLS can do for your school library: www.microlib.co.uk

The School Library Association (SLA) is committed to supporting everyone involved with school libraries, promoting high quality reading and learning opportunities for all. http://www.sla.org.uk/

Book Sponsorship
  • Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Egmont Publishing
  • Heath Educational Books
  • Macmillan Children’s Books
  • Orion Children’s Books
  • OUP
  • Random House Children’s Books
  • Scotia Books
  • Simon & Schuster Children’s Books
  • Scholastic Children’s Books
  • Scholastic Book Fairs
  • Strident Publishing
  • Walker Children’s Books

We are very grateful to Bayard for donating Discovery Box magazines and sponsoring subscriptions.

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.