Featuring these New Zealand Children's Books for 2022
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.
Join Marley and characters from a selection of the BEST 2022 New Zealand Children’s Books, as she seeks to discover what it is that is missing and how best to recover it.
One thing is certain - once the ‘Something’ is recovered, everything will become Bigger, Better, Brighter!
This interactive and educational musical adventure is a fun filled and energetic celebration of New Zealand literacy that 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, The Arts – Drama, Dance, Music – Sound Arts, Health and Physical Education, Social Sciences.
Thinking, Using language, symbols, and texts, Managing self, Relating to others, Participating and contributing.
Hope, Resilience, Emotional engagement with others, Tenacity and the part that Books and Reading can play in understanding and developing these attributes.
By Craig Christie
BOOK WEEK IN SCHOOLS 2022 LIVE
TERM 2, 2022 TOUR DATES:
Mon 16th May – Fri 20th May
Mon 23rd May – Fri 27th May
Mon 30th May – Fri 24th Jun
TERM 3, 2022 TOUR DATES:
Mon 1st Aug – Fri 5th Aug
Mon 8th Aug – Fri 12th Aug
Mon 15th Aug – Fri 26th Aug
Live, in your school
40 minutes + discussion time
GENERAL / SENIOR VERSION
50 minutes + discussion time
Junior version (grades 0 - 3)
General version (All year levels or mixed)
Senior version (grades 5 - 8)
$5.50 per student.
If less than 150 students per performance then a flat fee of $825 will apply.
Or simply call or email our friendly and professional bookings team to begin scheduling your school!
Our Book Week performances are seen by over 250,000 Primary School students every year!
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Check out what the teachers are saying about our programs:
"What a fabulous interactive show! Our students could relate to the books as I have had them on display in the school library for the last couple of weeks. The theme was very relevant and our actors Sam and Lydia were amazing."
— Hobsonville School, Auckland