Hertford and Stortford MP Julie Marson has delivered hundreds of books to primary schools after she won a competition.
Mrs Marson entered a draw by the Publishers Association on World Book Day to win 600 books for her local schools.
The first tranche of 200 fiction titles was given by her on Friday to Avanti Meadows Primary School in Bishop’s Stortford and Fawbert & Barnard Infants' School in Sawbridgeworth for their pupils to enjoy.
Other schools in the constituency will be getting books in the coming weeks.
“I was thrilled to win this draw and be able to give out so many books to my local schools,” said Mrs Marson.
“I know that pupils will enjoy them and they are a good addition to these schools’ libraries.
“The love of reading needs to be nurtured from a young age and having even more resources and choice for our young to choose from will make the job easier.
“Other schools will be receiving their books soon. If any school would particularly like some then please do get in touch and I will be happy to drop some off as soon as possible.”
Head of Avanti Meadows Cimone Brown said: “The children, staff and I appreciate the kind donation of books by Julie Marson.
“Here at Avanti Meadows, it is our aspiration to create a generation of enthusiastic and confident readers who have a life-long love for reading. These books are a welcome addition to our growing library.”