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FREE Books for Kids has now ended for all states except Victoria.
Victorian stores your wait is almost over!

Victorian Customer Update

Victorian Customer Update: Our popular Free Books for Kids program is back in all Victorian stores! From Thursday 5th November you will be able to collect two free book titles in store each week for four weeks, with no purchase necessary. Given the impact of COVID on all Aussie families, safety comes first and we have introduced some additional safety measures for a contactless experience when customers choose to collect their books in a store. Hand sanitiser stations are now at the front of every BIG W store and the books will be located close by.


Missed out on the books?

Don't worry, you can listen to the books from week 1 to week 8 on our podcast.

 

Week 1

The bush is the home of many different Nuts and Blossoms known as the Gumnut Babies. This book is about a caring Blossom who decides to help her friend.

 

Week 2

As the sun sets over the Australian bush, the baby animals are getting ready for sleep. Join the kookaburras, koalas, emus, wombats and many more Australian animals as they drift off to their favorite lullaby, safe and warm in bed.

 

Week 3

On Ethel's first day at witch school, she receives a package of very special underwear with one rule.... 'Don't lose these britches, look after them well. They'll stop being magical if they smell!' But what happens is they get loose? A funny tale of magical underwear!

 

Week 4

If you're cheeky and you know it.... come and pull a face, waddle around and chase your tail with some very cheeky animal friends.

 

Week 5

George and Harold have created the greatest superhero in the history of their elementary school - and now they're going to bring him to life! Meet Captain Underpants! His true identity is so secret even he doesn't know who he is!

 

Week 6

Ella and Olivia are making cupcakes for Dad's birthday. But disaster strikes, will the party be ruined?

 

Week 7

Have you ever wondered what life is like for a Minecraft Zombie?
Take a peek into the diary of twelve-year-old Zac. He's just like you and me, only a little more green and a lot more DEAD!

 

Week 8

Meet Pearl. She is a magical unicorn but Pearl doesn't quite know how to use her magic. With the help of her friends, Tweet and Olive, can Pearl believe in her magical self? And what happens when Pearl and her friends stumble upon three naughty stinky gobble-uns?!


Frequently Asked Questions - National

You can view the titles at our BIG W Free Books for Kids page.

The Free Books for Kids program is an in store only program. We are, however, releasing audio recordings weekly on the ‘BIG W Free Books for Kids’ podcast which can be found on Acast, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or by simply following this link: https://play.acast.com/s/free-books.

We are catering for a range of ages this time, from 2-8, to make sure we have something for older children this time. We are also making 4 books, that are bestsellers, that are the start of a series, available to get older children hooked on the reading experience. We know series is one way to encourage kids to keep reading. All 8 of the titles will be made available on Podcasts, which we encourage Victorian families to listen to on our ‘BIG W Free Books for Kids’ podcast which can be found on Acast, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or you can simply follow this link: https://play.acast.com/s/free-books.

No purchase is necessary to claim your free book, simply visit your local store to collect. We will also be releasing audio recordings weekly on the ‘BIG W Free Books for Kids’ podcast which can be found on Acast, Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

Please note, we have introduced additional safety measures for a contactless experience when you collect your books in store. Hand sanitiser stations are at the front of every BIG W store with the books located close by in a self-serve unit for a convenient and quick collection.

Since 2019, we have been making books more accessible to all Australian families with our Free Books for Kids program. Every family is invited to collect a free book each week for 8 weeks during the campaign period when they visit their local BIG W store, with absolutely no purchase necessary. New titles will be released each Thursday from 6th August and will be available nationally while stocks last.

We will also be releasing audio recordings weekly on the ‘BIG W Free Books for Kids’ podcast which can be found on Acast, Spotify or Apple Podcasts.