We proudly congratulate the appointment of Alan Dingley from Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School as the new Reading Ambassador for Children and Young People in New Zealand. As a reading role model Alan will promote the importance of reading for pleasure and will inspire readers across New Zealand to appreciate both New Zealand and international literature.
Alan’s Kids’ Lit Quiz team came second in the international Kids’ Lit Quiz Final in Singapore in 2019.
Many congratulations to Manor Gardens School on winning the South Africa National Final 2023.
Second place was taken by Grove School (Team 1), and St John's College came third.
Many congratulations to Cooper Middle School, Virginia, on winning the 2023 USA Final.
Sedgwick Middle School came second, and third place was taken by King Philip Middle School.
Many congratulations to Belmont Intermediate, who won the New Zealand National Final on Saturday 12th November 2022.
Second place was taken by Tawa Intermediate, and Karoro School came third.
Many congratulations to Shore Senior School on winning the Australia National Final on 12th August 2022.
Second place was taken by Neutral Bay Primary School, and Luther College came third.
Many congratulations to Team 4 from Harrow on winning the Thailand National Final on 11th May 2022.
Harrow Team 2 came second, and third place went to Bangkok Prep, Team 1.
The 2022 Australia National Final, held on 5th March 2022 at Roedean School, Johannesburg, has been won by Westville Senior Primary School. Many congratulations to them!
Second place was taken by The Grove School, and Greenwood Bay came third.
We regret to announce that the 2022 KLQ Indonesia heats and final have been cancelled because of the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19.
The New Zealand heats and final of the 2022 Kids' Lit Quiz have been postponed until the second half of this year This is due to the emergence of Omicron and government regulations which limit gatherings.
Regional coordinators will be advised of new dates in due course.
The 2021 New Zealand Kids' Lit Quiz Final (which was due to take place on 20 November 2021) has been officially CANCELLED because of Covid-19 restrictions.
The 2021 Australia National Final, held online on 12th November, has been won by Citipointe Christian College (Queensland). Many congratulations to them!
Second place was taken by Luther College (Victoria), and Neutral Bay Public School (NSW) came third.
On 19th May 2021 at the Waikato heat we had a great night of festivities celebrating thirty years since KLQ started in Hamilton.
The Thailand Heat and National Final have had to be postponed because of the global pandemic. Details of a rearranged date will be posted here as soon as they become available.
Due to ongoing concerns with the COVID virus we have been forced to cancel the South African Heats.
Amy Hermon of School Librarians United in Michigan interviews Julie Huggins of Kids' Lit Quiz New Zealand.
Learn how Julie builds a culture of reading AND coaches a winning Kids' Lit Quiz team!
This excellent podcast is motivational and inspirational, and is for all librarians wanting to know more about the KLQ and how to get their schools involved and their kids motivated.
Many congratulations to Havelock North Intermediate, winners of the 2020 New Zealand Final held at the National Library of New Zealand on 15th November 2020.
Second place was taken by Tauranga Intermediate, and Southwell School came third.
Many congratulations to Iona College (Queensland), who came first in the 2020 Australia Final held (virtually) on 23rd October.
Canberra Grammar School (Team 2) came second, and third place was taken by Frensham School (NSW).
Many congratulations to Binus Bekasi, who came first in the 2020 Indonesia Final held (virtually) on 6th June 2020.
Binus Serpong came second, and third place was taken by Raffles Kerbun Jeruk.
We are delighted to announce that the postponed New Zealand quizzes will resume from 24 August 2020.
Full details of the heats and final can be found on our Schedule of Heats and Finals page.
The Indonesia 2020 Heat and Final will take place on the digital platform YLearn.
For full details please see the schedule of heats and finals for Indonesia.
We are sorry to have to announce that the Singapore 2020 Heats and Final have had to be cancelled because of the ongoing situation with COVID-19.
Wayne Mills, the KLQ Quizmaster, has put together a list of titles that KLQ fans may enjoy.
With children at home during this enforced period it doesn't mean that they can't travel beyond their home with titles such as these.
All remaining regional quizzes (Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia) are on hold until further notice because of the spread of COVID-19.
Update 22 April 2020: The Singapore 2020 competition has had to be cancelled.
Currently it is hoped that the New Zealand heats can be held in September 2020. Please check back here regularly for further details and for information about the other regional heats.
The Australia heat in Canberra, formerly announced to be postponed until 25 March, is now on hold until further notice.
In the interest of students, their families and coaches the New Zealand Board of the Kids' Lit Quiz have been forced to announce the cancellation of this year's World Final due to the spread of COVID-19. With students and families expected from five continents the risk of travelling to NZ posed too many potential risks to student welfare and to the country as a whole.
All remaining regional quizzes (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, and Singapore) are on hold until further notice because of the spread of COVID-19.
Many congratulations to Parkview Senior School on winning the 2020 South Africa National Final.
Heronbridge School came second, and third place was taken by Kenridge Primary School.
The Kids’ Lit Quiz is an annual literature competition for children aged 10 to 13. It puts readers onto the stage and lets them compete for fantastic prizes.
Here on our website you can find out all about KLQ, try some practice questions, discover how to enter a team and view quizzes past and future (and results) on the Schedule of Heats and Finals.
The Kids’ Lit Quiz is a not-for-profit organisation which has (or is about to obtain) charity status in some of the countries in which it operates. It is run and managed exclusively by volunteers, who give up hours of their time to enable the competition to thrive and grow. Each country has a National co-ordinator backed up by regional co-ordinators and dozens of voluntary helpers.
Since it began in 1991 the quiz has spread across the world, with national competitions being held in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand and the USA. You can jump quickly to more information about your country using the KLQ Across the World section on the right of every page.
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