Book Week arrives at Montessori School | Photos

Margaret River Montessori School is celebrating Book Week, featuring the theme "Reading is my secret power".

Book week showcases the finalists in the Children's Book Council of Australia Awards, promoting and supporting Australian writers and illustrators.

School spokesperson Emma Dennis said the students kicked off Book Week with a dress up day, with children coming to school as their favourite book characters.

"Our well dressed students were lucky enough to have a surprise visit from two very special people - Samara and Brooke from the volunteer St John Ambulance Service.

"This was very appropriate, as we believe volunteers in our community have super special secret powers to be able to offer their time and energy and caring.

"Their secret powers are certainly the stuff that stories are made of, and the St John volunteer ambulance service is certainly one that is vital in our community."

The visitors sat with students and read some stories with each class, sharing the joys of reading and books, and the importance of giving back to the community.

"Thank you to these wonderful young women for taking the time to chat with and read to our students and for helping us celebrate Book Week and Book character Dress up Day at Margaret River Montessori School!"

Throughout book week, Margaret River Montessori will also be taking part in The Great Book Swap, an event that helps raise funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

The school library will also be showcasing books including finalists from the Children's Book Council of Australia Awards, introducing the students to some exciting and inspirational new reading opportunities.