Big W will be distributing Scholastic books to schools in Cobar and Lightning Ridge after feedback from communities across the Central West prompted them to reach out to the rural areas.
The Free Books for Kids program will also be available to the general public from local Big W stores with new editions being released on Thursday mornings.
The books to cater to kids aged between five and eight-years-old who are learning to read and are looking for that first chapter book experience.
Dubbo Big W store manager Sandra Dimmock said encouraging kids to read by giving families access to free books was the first step to building healthy minds and bright futures for the children of Dubbo.
"The books are written and illustrated by Australian authors and artists," Ms Dimmock said.
"We've chosen eight titles to appeal to Australian kids. They all talk to an Australian experience, covering indigenous, city and country kids."
Ms Dimmock encourages people not to leave it to the last minute to get the books.
"Remember, we do have limited stock."