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Book Week in Schools Livestream!



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!


The livestream performance is hosted by our Actor/Educator live-in-real-time with your classrooms where they introduce the filmed educational episodes. The 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 performance 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 included from home.


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 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!



We provide three different versions of BIGGER, BETTER, BRIGHTER!  to suit the age groups watching. You can choose from either Junior or General 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.


Touring schools nationally in partnership with

The Children's Book Council of Australia and celebrating

CBCA Book Week 2021!



TERM 3, 2021:

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

Mon 16th Aug – Fri 3rd Sept


Sat 21st Aug -  Fri 27th Aug


Any school, anywhere Australia-wide


Livestream, in your school


Junior version

35 minutes

General version

45 minutes


Junior version (P - 2)

General version (mixed grades)


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, Professor Margot Hillel OAM.

By Craig Christie
See the 2021 CBCA Shortlisted Books that feature in Bigger, Better, Brighter!
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  • 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
    (Junior Version)

  • STRANGERS ON COUNTRY - Written by Dave Hartley & Kirsty Murray
    (General & Senior Versions)

  • WORSE THINGS - Written by Sally Murphy & Sarah Davis
    (Senior Version)


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

Check out video excerpts from our


Check out what the teachers are saying about our programs:

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

Check out the video trailer for BIGGER, BETTER, BRIGHTER! LIVESTREAM for Book Week in Schools 2021

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