Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
WAB Learns

MS Read: Kids Read 2020

Books and resources for middle school

Kids Read 2020


pile of booksThere'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!

Participating schools:

  • Western Academy of Beijing
  • International School of Beijing
  • International school of Qingdao
  • Teda International School
  • Beijing World Youth Academy
  • Yantai Huasheng International School
  • Tianjin International School
  • Dalian American International School
  • International School of Nanshan Shenzen
  • Nanjing International School
  • Daystar Academy


  • Join the Kids Read ASA on a Monday afternoon
  • Read as many of the books on the list as possible
  • Take part in the activities and quizzes along the way
  • Our top 8 readers will form 2 teams of 4 students and one extra per team to take part in the quiz bowl on February 28, 2020 at Dalian American International School in Dalian. There will be a pizza party and fun activities from 5pm on Thursday February 27, 2020.
  • We will be flying together to Dalian and staying in the Hilton Hotel. Travel and overnight costs are for the participants account.

Categories 2020

  • Draw it! See it to believe it - Graphic Novels
  • We are all united! Diverse Voices from around the world
  • Panda Power
  • Remember, you will be found - Historical Fiction
  • Swish! Sports & The Arts - Realistic Fiction & REAL
  • We're not in Kansas anymore! China!
  • Are you series-ous? First books in a series
  • I am brave…let's run for it! Adventure
  • Booooo! Who you gonna call? - Paranormal
  • Lol! That's a knee slapper - Humor


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.

Schedule 2020

Thursday 27 February 2020

  • 16:30 Pick up from hotel to DAIS Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)
  • 17:00 Kids Read Welcome in the MPR;  Review schedule & pass out swag
  • 17:30 Dinner in Bi-Lingual School Cafeteria;  Coaches meeting
  • 18:15 Social organized by Parent Organization
  • 19:30 Bus to hotel

Friday 28 February 2020

  • 7:00 Breakfast at hotel
  • 8:30 Pick-up from hotel to DAIS
  • 8:45 Arrive DAIS-Multi Purpose Room; Review procedures
  • 9:00 Round 1, 2, and 3 (3 x 10 questions)
  • 10:00 Round 4, 5, and 6 (3 x 10 questions)
  • 11:00 Lunch in Bi-Lingual School cafeteria; Team Photos; Scores announced
  • 12:00 Round 7 and 8 (2 x 10 questions)
  • 13:00 Round 9 and 10 (2 x 10 questions)
  • 13:30 Team Photos
  • 13:45 Winners announced, prizes and trophies passed out
  • 14:00 Buses to Train and/or Airport