Taabinga State School Prep 1R students Lea'aetoa, Grace and Jack dress up for book week on Friday August 23.
Taabinga State School Prep 1R students Lea'aetoa, Grace and Jack dress up for book week on Friday August 23. Jessica McGrath

PHOTOS: Taabinga students show off their favourite characters

READING is the secret superpower of students at Taabinga State School.

The students from Prep to Year 6 all dressed up as characters from their favourite books for Book Week today.

Princess Leia, Peter Rabbit, pirates, unicorns, cats, policemen and plenty of superheroes strutted the book week parade catwalk in the school hall.

Little Red Riding Hood made an appearance, some students found Wally and spotted some skeletons, Matilda and some wizards from Hogwarts too.

Library teacher aide Linda Watt said there was lots of enthusiasm with students and staff getting dressed up.

"The costumes have been fantastic, it's great to see kids bring book along and see a variety of characters," she said.

She said it was fabulous many parents helped the students plan their costumes.

"It's lots of fun and helps our kids to engage in their love of reading," Ms Watt said.

The school got on board with this year's book week theme of 'reading is our secret power.'

The week gave teachers a fun opportunity to encourage the students to read.

"Reading can take you anywhere, take you on adventures, it can give you powers to achieve and help you reach your goals," she said.

The book week parade marked the end of the week long celebrations focussed on the fun of reading.

Competitions and scavenger hunts were run in the library and class 4/5S won the week's reading challenge.