It's that time of the year again.
Children across Maitland and surrounds have been bringing their favourite characters to life with the return of Book Week.
Parents and carers have been busy behind the scenes sourcing creative and fun costumes for children of all ages.
From August 17 to 23, the much-loved Children's Book Council of Australia will encourage children, schools, libraries and authors to share their passion for Australian literature.
This year's theme is 'Reading is My Secret Power'.
Schools throughout the region have hosted Book Week parades so children can share their costumes with their friends and family.
Did your children dress up for Book Week 2019?
Send your Book Week photos to firstname.lastname@example.org to have them included in our 2019 Book Week gallery.