It is with great sadness that we announce the death of BestStart Educare founder Chloe Wright.
The Wright family released a statement saying she had passed away at her home in Ōmokoroa.
Many congratulations to Macquarie College of Australia on winning the 2023 KLQ World Final, held on Saturday 22nd July 2023 at Havelock North Intermediate School, New Zealand. The New Zealand team from Waimea Intermediate came second, and third place went to ACS Jakarta of Indonesia.
Many congratulations to Waimea Intermediate on winning the New Zealand National Final, held on 17th June 2023.
Second place was taken by Marian Catholic School, and Karori Normal School came third.
Many congratulations to Macquarie College on winning the Australia National Final, held on 5th June 2023.
Second place was taken by Blue Mountain Grammar, and Shore Senior School came third.
Many congratulations to Shrewsbury Bangkok Team 2 on winning the Thailand National Final, held on 15th May 2023.
Two teams tied for second place: Bangkok Patana Team 3 and Phuket School Team 3.
Third place was taken by The American School of Bangkok, Team 2.
Many congratulations to ACS Jakarta on winning the Indonesia National Final 2023.
Second place was taken by Raffles Christian School - Kebun Jeruk, and Binus School - Simprug came third.
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.
The Winter 2022 Newsletter from the University of Waikato Alumni and Friends features KLQ Quizmaster Wayne Mills as an Alumni Champion.
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.
Harrow Team 4, winners of the KLQ 2022 Thailand National Final
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 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.
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.
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).
What if there was a place where you could reconnect with old friends, log KLQ memories you never want to forget, and access a massive question bank built from questions written by past world finalists?
We give you the all-new Kids’ Lit Quiz Wiki! When 13-year old Aarushi Dahiya created a Kids’ Lit Quiz team at her Singapore school in 2019, she never imagined she’d make it past the heats – let alone make it to the world final! More than anything, she values her KLQ experience for the friends she made. Over a year after their final, many of the 2019 finalists are still in touch and have group video calls every week to chat and quiz each other.
Like-minded friends are valued even more during this lonely time when many of us are confined to our homes. Aarushi and her friends are lucky to have maintained this connection, but many past KLQ students haven’t had that chance. This is why Aarushi decided to create the KLQ Wiki. This is a website for KLQ students to reconnect or to make new friends. Apart from chat areas, you’ll find a community-maintained time capsule where any KLQ participant can submit an article about something KLQ-related that they don’t want to forget. And there’s a question bank – both in list style and in the form of interactive quizzes! Aarushi decided to add this section because she remembered how nervous she was when she started KLQ. Hopefully, this extra material will help rookies become better acquainted with the KLQ format, and will provide a fun challenge to fellow readers!
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.
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.
Many congratulations to Grange School (Team 1) on winning the 2020 Nigeria National Final.
The school did particularly well, with their Team 3 coming second and Team 4 taking third place.
Many congratulations to St Michael's University School from British Columbia on winning the 2020 Canada National Final.
Havergal College came second, and third place was taken by Queen Victoria Public School.
Many congratulations to Longfellow Middle School on winning the 2020 USA Final.
Second place was taken by Churchill Road School, and King Philip Middle School came third.
Many congratulations to Team 2 from NIST International School on winning the 2020 Thailand Final.
Second place was taken by St Andrew Samakee School, and Bangkok Prep School (Team 1) came third.
Many congratulations to the team from King George V School on winning the 2019 Hong Kong Final of the Kids' Lit Quiz.
Second place was taken by Harrow International School, with third place going to Hong Kong Homeschoolers.
We have added a large gallery of photos from the UK 2019 Final held at the City of London School on 4th December to our Photo and Video Galleries section.
Many congratulations to the team from Keswick School on winning the 2019 UK Final of the Kids' Lit Quiz in London on 4th December 2019.
Second place was taken by Colfe's School, with third place going to Oxford High School.
The event was held at the City of London School on the banks of the Thames.
The venue for the Montreal heat has been announced.
Venue, date and time for the Hamilton heat have been announced.
Slight changes have been made to the times of the 2020 Indonesia Heat and Final.
Details of the 2020 South Africa Kids' Lit Quiz heats and national final have been announced.
A selection of photos from the KLQ 2019 World Final in Singapore have been published here on the website.
Times, dates and venues for the 2020 Australia Kids' Lit Quiz heats and national final have been announced.
The 2019 UK World Final Team from Enniskillen Grammar School have sent a report about their time in Singapore. Read 2019 UK World Final Team Report
Many congratulations to the USA team from Churchill Road Elementary School on winning the 2019 World Final of the Kids' Lit Quiz in Singapore on 12th July 2019.
Second place was taken by Palmerston North Normal Intermediate School from New Zealand, with third place going to St John's College from South Africa.
The World Final was live streamed on the Singapore National Library Board's YouTube channel.
Many congratulations to Palmerston North Normal Intermediate School on winning the 2019 New Zealand National Final.
Many congratulations to Blue Mountains Grammar on winning the 2019 Australia National Final.
Many congratulations to Binus Bekasi's Team 1 on winning the 2019 Indonesia National Final.
Binus Bekasi, winners of the 2019 Indonesia National Final
Many congratulations to NPS International School on winning the 2019 Singapore National Final.
Many congratulations to St John's College on winning the 2019 South Africa National Final.
Many congratulations to Team 1 from Grange School on winning the first ever Nigeria National Final of the Kids' Lit Quiz.
Many congratulations to Churchill Road Elementary School on winning the USA National Final on 31st January 2019.
Many congratulations to Hodgson Middle School on winning the Canada National Final on 26th January 2019.
Many congratulations to Enniskillen Royal Grammar School on winning the 2018 UK National Final.
Second place was taken by King's College Junior School, and third place went to Colfe's School.
Many congratulations to NIST International School (Team 3) on winning the very first Thailand National Final. The winners will go forward to the World Final, to be held in 2019.
Bangkok Patana School (Team 1) came second, and third place went to St Andrews Green Valley (Team 2).
Many congratulations to Harrow International School (Team 3) on winning the 2018-19 Hong Kong National Final.
Second place was taken by English Schools Foundation, King George V, and Harrow International School's Team 1 took third place.
The Chairman and Trustees of the Kids’ Lit Quiz UK are looking for a Regional Organiser for the coming year and beyond, for South West England (based in the Plymouth area or near the Devon/Cornish border), to join our happy team of volunteers.
Many congratulations to the team from Canberra Grammar School, Australia on winning the 2018 Kids' Lit Quiz at the World Final in New Zealand on 4th July 2018.
Second place was taken by Raffles Girls' School (Singapore), and the team from Oxford High School (UK) took third place.
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Congratulations to Belmont Intermediate on winning the New Zealand National Final, held on 10th June 2018.
Second place was taken by Columba College, with Eskdale School coming third.
Congratulations to Canberra Grammar School on winning the Australia National Final, held on 4th May 2018.
Broughton Anglican College took second place, with third place going to Merewether High School.
Congratulations to Raffles Girls' School Secondary on winning the 2018 Singapore National Final on 20th April.
Anglo Chinese School came in second place, with third place going to Methodist Girls' School Secondary.
Congratulations to Binus Bekasi on winning the first ever Indonesia National Final, held at Sekolah Pelita Harapan, Kemang Village, Jakarta on 3rd April 2018.
In second place were Binus Serpong, and third place was taken by Sekolah Pelita Harapan.
Congratulations to Manor Gardens on winning the South Africa National Final on 24th February 2018.
In second place were St John's College, and third place was taken by Heronbridge College Preparatory.
Congratulations to students from Lee Academy, Hamilton on winning the Canada National Final and to students from Longfellow Middle School, Virginia on winning the USA National Final recently.
Congratulations to Lee Academy, Hamilton, on winning the Canada National Final on 8th February 2018.
In second place were Bowmore School, Toronto, and third place was taken by Rockcliffe Park School, Ottawa.
Congratulations to students from Longfellow Middle School, Virginia on winning the USA National Final on 31st January 2018.
In second place were Churchill Road School, Virginia, with Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Connecticut, taking third place.
Many congratulations to the team from St John's College, Johannesburg, South Africa on winning the 2017 Kids' Lit Quiz World Final!
The 2017 World Final took place in Toronto, Canada. For more details please see our World Final page.
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 past and future quizzes (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 New Zealand, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Canada, the USA, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Indonesia. You can jump quickly to more information about your country using the KLQ Across the World section on the right of every page.
The most recent World Final was held in Canada in summer 2017.
See more photos on our Photo & Video Galleries page!