World Final 2017

The KLQ World Final was an amazing event. We thank our sponsors, volunteers, and the wonderful teams who joined us for a fabulous week.

The national champion teams were:

  • Representing the UK: Kingston Grammar School
  • Representing Hong Kong: Harrow International School
  • Representing the US: Woodrow Wilson Middle School
  • Representing Canada: Lee Academy
  • Representing South Africa: St. John’s College
  • Representing Australia: Canberra Grammar School
  • Representing Singapore: St. Joseph’s Institution Junior
  • Representing New Zealand: Wellesley College

Congratulations to World Champions St. John’s College from South Africa!

Keynote Speaker

Kids’ Lit Quiz Canada was thrilled to host New York Times Bestselling children’s book author Jonathan Auxier as the keynote speaker at the Kids’ Lit Quiz World Final Gala Dinner on July 4, 2017.

Jonathan’s strange stories for strange children include Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes, a BookPage Magazine “Best Book” of 2011; New York Times Bestseller The Night Gardener, winner of the TD Book Prize; and his newest novel, Sophie Quire & the Last Storyguard, which is in stores now.

Follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonathanAuxier. You can visit him at where he blogs about children’s books old and new.

Praise for Jonathan Auxier

Peter Nimble & His Fantastic Eyes
“As delightful a magical story as readers age 9-14 will hope to find. Part hero quest, part orphan saga, and wholly captivating.” – Wall Street Journal

The Night Gardener
“Creepiness, memorable characters, a worthy message make this cautionary tale one readers will not soon forget.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred)

Sophie Quire & the Last Storyguard
“This novel should be in the hands of every human young enough at heart to be enchanted by the written word.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred)

O Canada!

Kids’ Lit teams worldwide enjoyed a wonderful week in Canada. Here’s how we welcomed them!

Kids' Lit Quiz 2017 WF Slideshow
Watch this video on YouTube.


Kids’ Lit Quiz Canada would like to thank our generous sponsors.

2017 World Final Gold Sponsor


2017 World Final Gala Sponsor


2017 World Final Silver Sponsor

The Vandewater Foundation at the Toronto Foundation

2017 World Final Outing Sponsors

The Midloch Foundation

 Bata Shoe Museum  Lee Academy BMO
Toronto Public Library Royal St. George's College University of Toronto Schools
OmniMedia esri Canada Mabel's Fables

The Anderson-Clarke Family — The Hamilton Family — John and Nancy Davidson — Diana Tremain — Sang Kim


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:
Tara Steele
416-439-4KLQ (4557)

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