Reading is super important for kids. It encourages a healthy imagination, builds vocabulary and brings endless hours of fun.

But books aren’t cheap are they?

So what if we told you there’s a retailer giving away free books to kids? You’re probably going to ask, ‘what’s the catch?’ — but there isn’t one. I know, amazing, right?

Big W is once again giving away free books for kids. All you have to do is head to your nearest store. Too easy!

Launching on Thursday, September 19th, Big W will release a new free book every week over an eight-week period. So, in total, that’s eight free books you can get your hands on.

little boy reading | Big W free books


Healthy minds, bright futures

As of yet, no details have been released on which titles will be available to collect. However, we do know that they’ve been written by Australian authors to appeal to Aussie kids.

Each of the eight books is suitable for children aged between five and eight. This is the perfect opportunity for kids who are learning to read or looking to explore their first chapter book. How exciting!

The initiative is designed to give families greater access to books at home, which is the first step towards building healthy minds and bright futures for our kids.


Four steps away from your free book

Getting your hands on a free book has never been easier. Come September 19th, all you have to do is:

  1. Visit your local Big W store
  2. Ask the door greeter for your free book (don’t forget to say “please!”)
  3. Collect your book of the week
  4. Sit back and relax while reading your new book

As with any promotion, there are a few small terms and conditions – just to make it fair for one and all.

The free books are only available in store (not online). There’s a limit of three books per family and the books are only available while stocks last. So be quick!

mum and daughter reading in bed, free books for kids


The many benefits of reading

Reading and listening to stories has so many benefits. In fact, research indicates that just 10 minutes of reading time a day can expose a young child to over 600,000 words in just one year, positively impacting childhood literacy.

Other benefits of reading include:

  • Increased concentration
  • Exercise for the brain
  • Teaches kids about different topics
  • Helps children develop empathy
  • Improved vocabulary and language skills
  • Develops imagination and creativity
  • It’s so much fun

Reading with your child can be a beautiful bonding experience. There’s nothing I love more than snuggling up with my three kids on the sofa and reading an interesting book.

Thanks to Big W’s free book initiative, I think we’ll be having quite a few more reading sessions over the next few weeks. Can’t wait!


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A former Sydneysider, she turned her ideas of a sea change into reality and now lives with her family in beautiful South-West WA. A lover of yoga and travel, like most mums, she’s on a quest to create a better work-life balance. When she’s not pulling socks out from behind the sofa or sponging little hand prints off the walls, she’s in the kitchen trying to dream up exciting lunch box ideas for her three cheeky monkeys.

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