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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

Our popular Free Books for Kids program is back! There are 8 new titles available to collect each week starting Thursday 6 August, 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 in a self-serve unit for a convenient and quick collection.

Being a responsible retailer means keeping our customers and teams safe. For this reason, we are pressing pause on Free Books for Kids in Victoria for the time being. We will bring our Free Books back when the time is right. To help make storytime more accessible for all families, we will be releasing audio recordings on the ‘BIG W Free Books for Kids’ podcast each week.

Please stay tuned to our social channels for updates.

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?!