Book Week shows for students... by teachers!!

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Since 1999 "Tony Bones" Appleby B.Ed has been adapting CBCA shortlisted books for the stage & performing them at the very highest standard at Australian primary schools.


He's performed for well over half a million students and counting.

What We Do.....


Each year Tony & his creative team take their favourite of the short listed "CBCA Picture Book of the Year" titles & transform it into an incredibly entertaining & engaging stage show, performed to primary school students across Australia.


Tony performs the show himself, consisting of the highest level drama, dance & music. As a qualified school teacher, Tony ensures that there are strong links to the Australian curriculum throughout the show & in the follow up support material & lesson plans.


He uses drama, dance, original songs & music, mask, puppetry, props, sets, DMX coloured stage lighting, full sound system & wireless headset microphone, raised staging, painted sets, dual digital projections, costumes, loads of audience participation, lots of laughs & a full, detailed Q&A session at the end of every show.

"Best performance we've seen for Book Week"

St Joseph's PS, Springvale, VIC

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See this...
...become this!!!

"I've been a teacher for over 20 years and witnessed many performances, but this production was simply the best - totally professional, true to the book, thought-provoking, everything."  Narre Warren Nth PS, VIC

Book Week is 17-24 August, 2019

Theme: "Reading is my Secret Power"

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So what do you get with a Books To Life show?


  • Theatre In Education for Australian students at the very highest level!

  • A stage performance for kids to complement your school's CBCA 2019 Book Week parade!

  • A stage show for primary students that will astound the entire audience!

  • Children's Theatre that sets the new standard for every state & territory for the 2019 Book Week season - Victoria, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania... we tour them all!

  • Check out our brand new Picture Book show for CBCA Book Week 2019!