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1st: St Joseph’s Regional College, Team 3
2nd: Taree Christian College, Team 1
3rd: Taree Christian College, Team 2

Monday 13th July, 1.30 pm

Southwell School, Peachgrove Road, Claudelands, Hamilton 3252, New Zealand

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Suggested List of Books to Read

Dear Kids' Lit Quiz Family

With children at home during this enforced period it doesn't meant that they can't travel beyond their home with titles such as these.

 Here then are some suggestions:

  • Firstly a book about a pandemic but set in the 1660s when the plague was rampant: A Parcel of Patterns (Jill Paton Walsh)
  • Finish a series you've been meaning to finish: The Narnia Chronicles, Harry Potter  
  • Read a new series with potentialNevermoor: The Trial of Morrigan Crow (Jessica Townsend)
  • Read a brand new series: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery (Robin Stevens)
  • Read a one-off bookHoles (Louis Sachar), Wishtree (K A Applegate), Stone Fox (James Reynolds Gardiner)
  • Read a book by the world's biggest selling author — James Patterson 
  • Read a non-fiction bookOur Planet (Matt Whyman)
  • Read historical fictionSweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster (Jonathan Auxier)
  • Read a graphic novelRoller Girl (Victoria Jamieson), New Kid (Jerry Craft)
  • Read about an inspirational young femaleNo One is Too Small to Make a Difference (Greta Thunberg)
  • Read about an inspirational young maleThe Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (William Kamkwamba)
  • A book written by a Hans Christian Andersen MedalistBronze and Sunflower (Cao Wenxuan)
  • Read a top New Zealand book: The Dog Runner (Bren MacDibble), The Mapmakers' Race (Eirlys Hunter), The Traitor and the Thief (Gareth Ward)
  • Read a top Australian book: His Name was Walter (Emily Rodda), How to Bee (Bren MacDibble), Lenny's Book of Everything (Karen Foxlee)
  • Read a top Singapore book: The Awesome MRT Diaries (Adeline Foo)
  • Read a top Indonesian book: The Rainbow Troops (Andrea Hirata)
  • Read a top Hong Kong book: The Tale of Chester Choi (Sarah Brennan)
  • Read a top Thai book: Titan and The Wild Boars (Pathana Sornhiran and Susan Hood)
  • Read a top UK book: Where the World Ends (Geraldine McCaughrean)
  • Read a top Canadian book: Stand on the Sky (Erin Bow)
  • Read a top American book: Hello Universe (Erin Entrada Kelly)
  • Read a top Nigerian book: Akarta Witch (Nnedi Okorafor)
    * Note this book is titled What Sunny Saw in the Flames in the UK
  • Read a top South African book: Snitch (Edith Bulbring)
  • Read the very best book that the quizmaster's read in ages and ages: Charlie Thorne and The Last Equation (Stuart Gibbs)
  • Read a book that makes you think about the power of readingPages & Co: Tilly and The Bookwanderers (Anna James)
  • Read a book you've been meaning to but haven't go around to reading.

Thinking of you all during this difficult time in this COVID world. I hope you find a useful title from this list and while I realise that libraries are shut or shutting you may just have to order on line. I'm not a fan of lists so please do not think that the above list is the be-all and end-all.

Happy Reading

Wayne