September 15, 2019


Big W’s Free Book initiative was a huge hit when it launched in February this year! And we’ve just heard that the promotion is back!

It looks like Big W is showing its customers that the giant retailer is here to stay by giving them much-loved freebies.

Starting This Week

The last time the promotion ran for 12 weeks in February earlier this year.

This time, the FREE BOOKS will be available from Thursday, 19 September and Big W will release a new book over eight weeks.

There will be eight books in total to collect.

The books have been selected for children aged between five and eight years old who are learning to read or looking for the first chapter book to explore.

Big W have picked 8 titles by Australian Authors to appeal to Aussie kids. They all talk to an Australian experience; covering indigenous, city and country kids. The books are written and illustrated by Australian authors and artists.

What Are The Books?

One Big W fan has posted on a Big W facebook group, a photo of the EIGHT free books which we will see popping up once a week in Big W stores really soon.

The eight free books that are part of the BIG W Free Books for kids campaign

Some parents are a bit disappointed that the books are a bit too mature for little ones. But the last batch of books were aimed at younger readers so it’s probably only fair that the bigger kids get a turn too.

Super Easy To Get FREE Books

It’s super easy to get your FREE BOOK.

All you have to do is go into your local Big W store and ask the friendly door greeter for your FREE book.

The free books are most probably going to be available in store only with limited stocks.

The free books are only available instore and there’s a limit of 3 books per family per visit.

A new book will be released each week for 8 weeks. and will be available while stocks last.

“At BIG W we believe in story time and that’s why we are giving Aussie families access to more books at home to build healthy minds and bright futures for Australia’s children,” Big W said.

The Free Books

The FREE books that were given out earlier in the year included:

Hush Little Possum
10 Silly Wombats
If You’re Happy and You Know It
There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Mozzie
May Gibbs Tales from the Bush
The Bear went over the Mountain
The Wheels on the Ute Go Round and Round
Tortoise and the Hair
There was an Old Bloke who Swallowed a Chook
Hokey Pokey
10 Hooting Owls
May Gibbs Tales from the Gum Tree

This time round, the books are for slightly older kids (5-8 year olds) so the little ones may feel a bit left out. But you can just keep them for when they are old enough to enjoy them.

We absolutely LOVE this idea. Well done Big W!

What do you think about the selection of FREE books? Did you get Free books the last time Big W ran the campaign? Tell us in the comments below.

More On Mouths of Mums


  • These are such a great idea!


  • This was a great incentive. Unfortunately we only got 2 this toe around.


  • my Big W didn’t seem to get them all this time.


  • This is the first time I’d ever heard of this wonderful promotion. I wish we had a big w where I live but it’s over an hour drive away. Reading is so important for kids and not enough kids read enough. It’s believed that if you read books to your child from birth to when they go to school and beyond that by the time they get into prep they are in front of others who haven’t read or been read to at all. It’s such a lovely time to bond with your child over a book too. I Love reading with all my kids.


  • I loved the first series of books from big w. And got a few of this lot too. Any books for kids are great! And making them free enables more people to access them & hopefully kids who otherwise don’t read a lot or can get new books. Love big w doing this!


  • I love encouraging kids to read and with free books on offer, Big W are a winner.


  • Love these books! We got the whole lot in the mail lastweek, just paid shipping. Big w rock!


  • What a brilliant idea a big thank you must go out to Big W for giving away free books I only seen them the other day as I walked into the store


  • It is a good incentive, cheers.


  • Has any one collected them?


  • I think it is fantastic!


  • yes please


  • We’ve started collecting these again, gotta love a free book! I think this is wonderful of Big W.


  • I love this idea anything that encourages reading is great.


  • To make the most of this brilliant offer, one would need to live close to a BigW so they could visit regularly. I am over an hour from our closest one, so sadly we miss out


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