Book lovers battle it out in quiz

Book Quiz 2019 winners Omanu School students, Roseanna Maney, Cara Hicks, Luke Rutherford, Lois Swinnerton and Pepa Verry. Supplied image.

Young bookworms from local schools put their love for books to the test at the Mount Maunganui Library Inter-school Book Quiz.

Year 5 and 6 children from Arataki, Omanu, Tahatai Coast, and Te Akau Ki Pāpāmoa primary schools competed in the third annual quiz.

There were four rounds of questions that tested their knowledge of books by Kiwi or award-winning authors.

Tauranga City Libraries provided each of the schools copies of the books in advance.

The books the children were quizzed on are How to Bee by Bren Macdibble, Help Around the House by Morris Gleitzman, and Into the White: Scott’s Antarctic Odyssey by Joanna Grochowicz.

All four teams performed impressively, and the scoring was close, but this year Omanu Primary school took out the top spot.

They were awarded a trophy and a book voucher to purchase books for their school library, plus mini-trophies and books for the students to keep.

All the teams celebrated their hard work with a morning tea.

The book lovers are excited about fighting for the trophy again next year.

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