A woman is 'thrilled' with the response of local businesses and residents who donated over 400 books for her Easter Book hunt.

New to Allendale, an Usborne bookseller Emma Jobson, wanted to get her 'name out' to other residents in the community, so she organised an 'Easter Book hunt' for children over the Easter holidays.

"With it being Easter and usually egg hunts, I thought I'd do a book hunt," Emma Jobson said.

"It has gone down really within the community and overall we have had 400 books sponsored by local businesses and residents. "

"I love putting books into children's hands as I think it's so beneficial for children to read as it builds their literacy skills up but also their imagination, it's a wonderful way to relax and be transported into an amazing adventure."

The book hunt started on Sunday, April 9, and it will go on for 12 days.

Emma adds: "The rules basically find a book and have fun, I do request that only one book is taken per child just to make sure all the children get a chance to find one.

"I would like to say thank you to; Panoramic pods Diamond shine oven & cleaning services, The dale salon The spice valley Allendale bunkhouse Allendale cooperative society Ltd, Natural beauty, Allendale primary school PTFA, We buy cars Hexham, Thornley Leazes care home, Allen mill cottage, Museum of classic sci-fi, Allendale Sinderhope pony trekking centre, Jodie Nichol, Jenni Robson, Josephine Barclay Polly Mason."