THE words "Book Week" can be enough to invoke fear in parents across Leeton shire, but for the students it is a chance to dress up for a fun day at school.
St Joseph's Primary School held its Book Week character parade on Monday with many wonderful, weird, creative and fun costumes on show.
Students came dressed as their favourite characters from books, as well as films and it was a sight to behold.
Each year group took turns parading their outfits while their peers clapped on and took in their creations with much delight.
Book Week is celebrated around Australia - this year from August 18 to 24.
Each year the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) brings children and books together with schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children, to celebrate Australian children's literature.
St Joseph's Primary School's Michelle Naimo said it was an event students looked forward to with excitement each year.
"A book character parade during Book Week is a much-loved, annual event at St Joseph's," she said.
"Students, as well as staff, dress up as their favourite book character, or in the current year's theme.
"This year's theme, 'Reading Is My Secret Power', inspired the staff at St Joseph's to become super heroes for the day.
"Book Week at St Joseph's highlights the importance of reading and strives to foster a love of books."
Established in 1945, the CBCA is a not-for-profit, volunteer run organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians.
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