Modelled on the Kids’ Lit Quiz in which children around the world compete for first place as experts in children’s books, Book Links hosted its own quiz, the Big Lit Quiz (for Grown-Ups) it was an opportunity for organisations that contribute to children’s literature in and around Brisbane to celebrate the end of a fabulous literary year.
After a delicious lunch buffet, the teams divided into groups of four and completed six rounds of questions. The winners of each round got to choose a book donated by wonderful Book Links members such as Dimity Powell and competed for various sweet during extra trivia questions rounds.
It was an afternoon to indulge, connect with old friends, make new ones and determine the real experts of all things kid lit!
A big thank you goes to Book Links’ Jenny Stubbs, who organised this events, the questions, AND lunch and dessert.
As part of National Year of Reading, Book Links Qld is holding The Big Read to celebrate stories set in Queensland. After much consultation we have put together three lists of books in print that met our criteria. The sections are Older Readers, Younger Readers and Picture Books. Not all picture books are aimed at Early Childhood Readers.
The task is to read as many books from the list as you can, then vote for the one that you feel best defines Queensland. You may vote for only one book in a section but you may vote in more than one section. You may vote as an adult or as a young person.
You need to record your vote by the 31st July 2012. The results of the voting will be announced on Saturday 25th August. Event information will be advertised on this blog in the future.