Kids’ Lit Quiz Canada

Watch this video on YouTube.

2019 World Final

Watch the live stream on July 12 on the National Library Board of Singapore’s YouTube channel. The event begins at 18:30 local time, which is 6:30 am in Canadian Eastern Time.

2019 National Final

Hodgson Middle School team holds trophy and prizes
Congratulations to our new Team Canada!
Julia, Gillian, Lila, and Leah from Hodgson Middle school are now preparing to represent Canada at the 2019 World Final in Singapore.

Thank you to our amazing 2019 sponsors



The Vandewater Charitable Foundation at the Toronto Foundation

Telling Tales


Babar Books

A Different Drummer Books



Mabel’s Fables

Thank you to our author teams

Kids’ Lit Quiz Canada is grateful to the many wonderful authors who competed in the Sport of Reading this year.

Registration for the 2019 season is now closed

If your team is already registered but has not yet paid, please use one of the following payment options:

  1. By cheque made payable to Kids’ Lit Quiz Canada. Mail to PO Box 19045 Walmer, Toronto ON M5S 3C9
  2. E-transfer to (pw your school name)
  3. Toronto District School Board transfer. Send confirmation to
  4. PayPal (Payment through PayPal will add $6 service charge to the registration fee)

To pay with PayPal use this form:

Registration Fee Options

2018-2019 Results

Photos are in the Photo Gallery!

National Final

Congratulations to all the teams in the Canadian National Final!

  • 1st place – Hodgson Middle School
  • 2nd place – Tecumseh Elementary
  • 3rd place – John T. Tuck Public School


Congratulations to all the teams that competed in Hamilton.

  • 1st place – John T. Tuck Team 1
  • 2nd place – Dundas Valley Montessori School Team 2
  • 3rd place – Lee Academy Team 1


Congratulations to all the teams that competed in our first ever Montreal heat!

  • 1st place – Macdonald High School
  • 2nd place – Knowlton Academy
  • 3rd place – Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s School


Congratulations to all the teams that competed in Ottawa.

  • 1st place – Rockcliffe Park Public School Team 1
  • 2nd place – Ashbury College Team 1
  • 3rd place – École secondaire publique De La Salle

Toronto Heat 2

Congratulations to all the teams that competed in Toronto Heat 2.

  • 1st place – Henderson Avenue Team 1
  • 2nd place – Summit Heights Team 1
  • 3rd place – Havergal Team 1

Toronto Heat 1

Congratulations to all the teams that competed in Toronto Heat 1.

  • 1st place – Queen Victoria Team 1
  • 2nd place – Hodgson Team 2
  • 3rd place – (tie) Bowmore Road P.S. Team 1 and Team 2


Congratulations to all the teams that competed in BC. First-time players from Tecumseh Elementary School finished first. Second place, St. Michael’s University School. Third place also went to first-time competitors: Nootka Elementary.

What is Kids’ Lit Quiz™?

An established international literature competition for 10 – 13 year olds

Team members must be under 14 years of age on the 1st of July.

  • Showcasing readers worldwide for 25 years
  • Created by Quizmaster Wayne Mills, who writes hundreds of new questions each year
  • Over 1000 schools compete in annual tournaments in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom and USA

A fun, rewarding experience

  • Teams answer 100 questions over 10 categories based on any children’s book published in English
  • Students train by reading voraciously, and working on collaboration skills to create the strongest team possible
  • Children explore a wide variety of authors and genres
  • Regional winners compete in a National Final; the winning team advances to the KLQ World Final
  • Prizes are awarded at every level

Why Does Kids’ Lit Quiz™ Matter?

Provides a meaningful activity for middle grade students

  • Teachers and parents see their students become part of a global community of readers
  • Students are engaged at an age when reading for pleasure tends to fall off due to electronic distractions and more academic reading
  • KLQ creates a culture of reading – library traffic increases and readers are celebrated throughout the school
  • Readers experience being on a team with coaches, practices, and tournaments
  • KLQ attracts all students – roughly 40% of competitors each year are boys
  • Studies show that students who read for fun have higher test scores in vocabulary, spelling, and math

Canada hosted the 2017 Kids Lit Quiz™ World Final!

KLQ is exploding in popularity!

  • In 2011, Canada held its first quiz… with only 13 teams
  • In 2016, 117 teams competed across the country for the chance to represent Canada at the World Final in Auckland, New Zealand

Kids’ Lit Quiz™ Canada is a registered charity, run entirely by volunteers who are dedicated to inspiring youth to become lifelong readers.

Kids’ Lit Quiz™ Canada relies on the generosity of public and private sponsors to help fund our programs across Canada.

For further information, please contact:
416-439-4KLQ (4557)

Charitable Registration Number 833763287RR0001

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