Book Week in Schools Live!
BIGGER, BETTER, BRIGHTER!
One day a girl named Marley woke up to discover that ‘Something’ was missing…
And so begins a quest that will lead Marley through destinations that are strange and challenging but often oddly familiar. However, first she must determine what it is that has disappeared from her life that is causing such a sense of emptiness.
Fortunately, her story has a narrator to help her. The thing is Marley sometimes has her own ideas as to how the story needs to be told. There are books around to provide clues and directions which is a great help –if you can figure out what they mean. Marley is determined to sort it out no matter where she travels or what she encounters.
One thing is certain - once the ‘Something’ is recovered, everything will become Bigger, Better, Brighter!
Join Marley and characters from a selection of The CBCA 2021 Shortlisted Books, as she seeks to discover what it is that is missing and how best to recover it.
Celebrating the CBCA Book Week 2021 theme: OLD WORLDS, NEW WORLDS, OTHER WORLDS, this interactive and educational musical adventure is a fun filled and energetic celebration of CBCA Book Week 2021, and brings together all the elements of great storytelling - a hero, a mystery, a quest, and an exploration!
Choose Your Own Version!
We provide three different versions of BIGGER, BETTER, BRIGHTER! to suit the age groups watching. You can choose from either; Junior, General or a Senior version.
English, Health and Physical Education, The Arts (Drama, Music, Dance), Humanities & Social Sciences.
Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding.
Hope, Resilience, Emotional engagement with others, Tenacity and the part that Books and Reading can play in understanding and developing these attributes.
Our Book Week performances are seen by over 250,000 Primary School students every year!
The CBCA in partnership with Perform! Education.
“We are proud to be partnering with an organisation that brings quality educational productions into Primary Schools, exploring The CBCA Children’s Book Week themes and promoting literature and the joy of reading in an interactive, fun and engaging way,”
- CBCA Chair, Professor Margot Hillel OAM.
Touring schools nationally in partnership with
The Children's Book Council of Australia and celebrating
CBCA Book Week 2021!
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Check out what the teachers are saying about our programs:
It was the best incursion I have been to. The layout, the actions, getting the students moving mid performance was a great idea. The message was invaluable, I have changed my lesson structure around to incorporate the positive messages. Thank you!
— West Leeming Primary School
2021 TOUR DATES
Mon 2nd Aug – Fri 10th Sept
CBCA BOOK WEEK 2021
Sat 21st Aug – Fri 27th Aug
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, WA, ACT
Live, in your school
40 minutes + discussion time
50 minutes + discussion time
Junior version (P - 2)
General version (mixed grades)
Senior version (5 - 6)
$7.50 (+GST) per student.
If less than 150 students per performance then a flat fee of $1,125 (+GST) will apply.
Or simply call or email our friendly and professional bookings team to begin scheduling your school!
See the 2021 CBCA Shortlisted Books that feature in Bigger, Better, Brighter!
HOW TO MAKE A BIRD - Written by Meg McKinlay & Matt Ottley
(Junior, General & Senior Versions)
ELLIE’S DRAGON - Written by Bob Graham
(Junior & General Version)
NORTON AND THE BEAR - Written by Gabriel Evans
STRANGERS ON COUNTRY - Written by Dave Hartley & Kirsty Murray
(General & Senior Versions)
WORSE THINGS - Written by Sally Murphy & Sarah Davis