There's something special about the power of ten. In the past we have selected ten genres, and ten books within each genre. And we now have ten schools participating in this year's Kids Read competition!
Our Philosophy and Purpose
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.