KIDS READ is a literature competition for students in the middle school (grades 6, 7, and 8 or year 7, 8 and 9).

·The purpose of KIDS READ is to foster a love of reading, to encourage young people to explore all genres of literature, and to broaden their range of authors from around the world. The focus of the quiz is children’s literature – from nursery rhymes and picture books, classic children’s titles to contemporary titles that are suitable for and interesting to 11 to 14 year olds.

·The spirit of KIDS READ is to try and involve all students in this literary experience, whether they have been keen on books from early on, have only just discovered the joy of reading, or are reluctant to open a book.

·KIDS READ provides a solid reading program as all genres of literature can be explored. KIDS READ can contribute greatly to a library program and its collections.

·Although KIDS READ is a competitive activity, which culminates in the China Finals, the onus is on the students’ individual journey and discovery of literature.

For more details on how to organize KIDS READ at your school, visit KIDS READ-Network -

Results of the KIDS READ China Finals held at Tianjing International School, March 9, 2012:

First place: International School of Beijing Team 1

Second place: International School of Beijing Team 2

Third place: Tianjing International School Team Team 1