Caucus Book Race


What is the Caucus Book Race?

Our team at The Mad Hatters are so keen to see kids - and adults- reading that we've developed a new program with prizes and incentives to encourage you! 

Introducing.... The Mad Hatters 'Caucus-Book-Race', starting February 2018. 

The great thing about a Caucus race is everyone wins (as long as you keep running … and in our case reading!) But there are also chances to win big prizes, challenges to read more, questionnaires to take your reading to a higher level and even special events! 

Join the facebook group to access the downloadable question sheets.

Who can participate? 

There are four age groups:

  • Little People (4-7)
  • Kids (7-10)
  • Tweens (10-13)
  • Teens (13-19)
  • Adults (18+)

These age groups are according to our recommendation, but you can choose which group you believe best suits your child's reading level. 

How it Works & Prizes

Registration is $25.00 and you'll receive a Race card to record the books you purchase. 16 books will be recommended over the year per age group.

Buy a minimum of 10 of the books in your age group to win a $25 gift voucher (and receive your $25 back at the end of the race). Get your card clicked for each purchase.

When you finish your race card it just has to be handed in to the store by the 15th of November to go in the draw for the chance to have your $25 voucher upgraded to a $150 voucher! (One prize per age group available).

Bonus separate draw: Every book you buy or questionnaire sheet you complete also gets you a separate ticket in the grand draw – drawn in November.

Members of Kids Book Club receive free entry into the Caucus Book Race with their term membership. 


The Grand Prize

One winner across all the book clubs will win a gift pack of book, writing and story related merchandise, valued at more than $250. Each time you buy a book club book or hand in your questionnaire sheet you will receive one entry ticket for the grand draw. 

There will be more prizes at the grand prize draw. Prizes to be announced through the year. To win the grand prize you must attend the Caucus-Book-Race celebration event: Date November 23rd.


Term Four Books


Hot Dog #5

Trouble for Toby

Kensy & Max

Ninja Kid #2

Star of Deltora #1



Wundersmith (Nevermoor #2)

The Dodo Made Me Do It

Lenny's Book of Everything

The Last Chance Hotel

The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Provence


Girl Running, Boy Falling

We Three Heroes

Mortal Engines

Finding Kerra

Bridge of Clay




Bridge of Clay

The Lost Man

Beneath the Mother Tree

Convenience Store Woman



Term Three Books



The Champion Charlies #1: The Mix-Up

The Secret Seven: Mystery of the Skull

Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure

Judy Moody

The Alien Zoo ... Good as New!



The Embassy of the Dead

Raymie Nightingale

Smart Girls Don't Wear Mascara


Wild Magic



Out of the Cages



A Thousand Perfect Notes

We Are Young



Boy Swallows Universe

The Nowhere Child

Sharp Objects

Out of the Cages

Three Little Lies



Term Two Books

Little People

Young MacDonald

The Dream Bird

My Mum is a Magician

A- Z of Australian Animals

The Anzac Tree



The Mumbelievable Challenge

Dolphin Island, Shipwreck

Phoebe and her Unicorn

Ninja Kid

Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies: Weird Beard #1




The Unicorn Quest

Ice Wolves

Wild Magic

When the Mountains Roared





Finding Kerra

Love, Simon

The Belles


Small Spaces





Snowy Summer

The Ruin

The Paris Seamstress

The Shepherd's Hut

The Trauma Cleaner




Term One Books

Little People

Slowly, Slowly

Kate and the Thing

The Cat, The Rat & The Baseball Bat & Big Fat Cows

Parmesan, the Reluctant Racehorse

Arnold Jeffrey, Jeffrey Arnold



Nelly Jelly

Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja

Cosentino: The Missing Ace

Ruby Wishfingers No 4: King of the Castle

The Alien Zoo




Quark’s Academy

Indigo Blue

Nicola Berry and the Petrifying Problem with Princess Petronella

There May Be A Castle



The Boy in the Hoodie

Rain Fall

Tempests and Slaughter

We of the Between

The Hazel Wood



Child of Africa

The Secret at Ocean’s Edge

Before I Let You Go

The Woman in the Window

The Afghan Wife