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Livestreaming nationally in partnership with The Children's Book Council of Australia and celebrating Children's Book Week® 2024!

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adapted from the live musical
Way Too Cool by Craig Christie
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TERM 3, 2023:

A selection of time blocks are open for you to choose.

Mon 8th Aug – Fri 16th Sept


Sat 19th Aug -  Fri 25th Aug


At-school or at-home, anywhere Australia-wide


Livestream, in your library, classroom, school, or at-home


Junior version

35 minutes

General & Senior version

45 minutes


Junior version (P - 2)

General version (mixed grades)

Senior version (5 - 6)


Call our friendly bookings team to receive a quote for your school

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, Wendy Rapee, AALIA (CP).

Featuring these 2023 CBCA Shortlisted Books






Henry and Marley have been friends since they met at kindergarten, a long time ago now.  They’ve been on adventures, shared their hopes and dreams and generally always looked out for each other.  But recently something is different.  Henry has started avoiding Marley at school.  He’s too busy for their usual catch ups on the weekend. He’s not acting the same. In fact – he’s not acting like Henry at all.  It turns out Henry has started thinking he’s WAY TOO COOL for any of that stuff.  Marley must embark on an adventure to find out what has happened to Henry and how, or even if, she can make things the way they used to be.

Could the answers lie in the books they used to love to share?!

WAY TOO COOL! is a brand new educational musical created to celebrate Children's Book Week® 2023 and celebrate the Children's Book Week® 2023 theme: READ, GROW, INSPIRE.

A highly interactive musical adventure that explores situations every audience member, regardless of their age or background, will be able to relate to. At its heart WAY TOO COOL! is a celebration of the way books and the 2023 CBCA Shortlist can inspire every individual on their journey of personal growth and development.  It is also a journey that leads your students, with the characters, through the twists and turns of friendship and mapping out a way to solve their differences using empathy, kindness and a strong sense of humour.


We provide three different versions of WAY TOO COOL!  to suit the year levels watching. You can choose from either Junior General or Senior versions.

Each version also features a select collection of books specific to their age level. You can see which books are featured in each version here:


The livestream performance is hosted by your personal Actor/Educator interacting and discussing live-in-real-time with your students and classrooms, as they introduce the filmed educational theatre episodes of the exciting Children's Book Week® 2023 adventure. The livestream lesson includes interactive segments for students to answer quizzes connected to the learning points, have guided discussions on the educational themes and ask questions in real time!

The educational episodes are captured live-on-film with multi-cameras and in high definition, meaning everyone will be watching from the best seat in the house.

Hosting a Perform Education Livestream Incursion means your whole school can be involved whether having a large group viewing, classroom by classroom sessions, or even with individual students tuning in from home.


The session includes interactive discussions with the live host for your students to explore the themes and key questions connected to the learning points.


With your personal school link, the livestream performance will be available for your whole school to watch on the date/time of your scheduled incursion.

The Livestream e-learning package also includes a recording of the livestream incursion for your to re-watch and review all year long! Alongside this is a range of hands-on educational tools with online interactive games, quizzes, videos and lesson plans for the classroom and at home to extend the engagement and learning, all available for the entire school year!




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.


Self Esteem, Empathy, Kindness, Friendship, Resilience, Books and Reading

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Our Book Week performances are seen by over 250,000 Primary School students every year!

See below for a video on how LIVESTREAMS work!

Check out a trailer of Book Week in Schools Livestream:

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The students loved it all. They were engaged, participated, laughed and loved to learn the dance moves before the live stream.  They also loved the interaction with you all, calling out answers to questions and waving to you.  Thank you for a great performance

  • Helensvale State School, QLD 2021

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