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World Book Day celebrations - can you spot your child in our gallery?

PUBLISHED: 12:32 05 March 2020 | UPDATED: 17:10 05 March 2020

Woodton Primary School had a fantastic day dressing up along the theme of Into the Woods for World Book Day. Even Jen and Buttercup the schools guinea pigs joined in. Picture: Woodton Primary School

Woodton Primary School had a fantastic day dressing up along the theme of Into the Woods for World Book Day. Even Jen and Buttercup the schools guinea pigs joined in. Picture: Woodton Primary School

Woodton Primary School

An array of colourful costumes have been gracing Norfolk’s school corridors today as teachers and pupils have dressed up to celebrate World Book Day.

Darcy Andrews, five, as Hedwig for Attleborough Primary School's Witches and Wizardry theme for World Book Day. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYDarcy Andrews, five, as Hedwig for Attleborough Primary School's Witches and Wizardry theme for World Book Day. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

From classic much-loved novels such as Mary Poppins and Roald Dahl books to more recent stories such as Dog Man Unleashed and Gansta Granny, children have been dressing up as their favourite book characters. The 23rd World Book Day is an annual celebration of authors, books, illustrators and a love of reading.

The registered charity, World Book Day, is on a mission to ensure that every child and young person across the globe owns their own book. Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, World Book Day, is marked in over 100 countries. The organisers have sent packs of book tokens and age-ranged World Book Day resource packs to registered schools to help support a love of reading in schools.

For the chance to see photos of your child featured in our World Book Day story online (and in the newspapers), please send your photos to us at photosupp@archant.co.uk

Cody Andrews, two, of Attleborough, as Batman for World Book Day. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYCody Andrews, two, of Attleborough, as Batman for World Book Day. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Cooper, aged 4, celebrates World Book Day 2020 dressed as Willy Wonka from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Picture: Amy EdyeCooper, aged 4, celebrates World Book Day 2020 dressed as Willy Wonka from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Picture: Amy Edye

Jack, aged 6, Liam, aged 11, and Matty, aged 9, ready for a day at Hogwarts for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Nicola GilliesJack, aged 6, Liam, aged 11, and Matty, aged 9, ready for a day at Hogwarts for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Nicola Gillies

Lewis, aged 4, dressed as Thomas the Tank Engine for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Matthew UlphLewis, aged 4, dressed as Thomas the Tank Engine for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Matthew Ulph

Ruby, aged 9, her school are dressing as adjectives for World Book Day 2020 so she is dressed as Sleepy. Picture: Tracey BlackRuby, aged 9, her school are dressing as adjectives for World Book Day 2020 so she is dressed as Sleepy. Picture: Tracey Black

Daisy, aged 5, dressed as Captain Marvel for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Tsveta HearyDaisy, aged 5, dressed as Captain Marvel for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Tsveta Heary

Aime, aged 5, dressed as Rainbow Fish for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Zoe ColeAime, aged 5, dressed as Rainbow Fish for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Zoe Cole

Alfie, aged 8, dressed as Greg from The Diary of a Wimpy Kid to celebrate World Book Day 2020. Picture: Lisa MercerAlfie, aged 8, dressed as Greg from The Diary of a Wimpy Kid to celebrate World Book Day 2020. Picture: Lisa Mercer

Frank, aged 6, dressed as the Joker for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Tsveta HearyFrank, aged 6, dressed as the Joker for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Tsveta Heary

Maddison, aged 3, dressed as Silvermist from Tinkerbell to celebrate World Book Day 2020. Picture: Jade ButlerMaddison, aged 3, dressed as Silvermist from Tinkerbell to celebrate World Book Day 2020. Picture: Jade Butler

Eliza, aged 5, dressed as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz to celebrate World Book Day 2020. Picture: Clive JollyEliza, aged 5, dressed as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz to celebrate World Book Day 2020. Picture: Clive Jolly

Katy Naylor and Holly Bailey, both aged 9 and dressed as Gansta Grannies, on the way to Little Plumstead Primary School on World Book Day 2020. Picture: Jane NaylorKaty Naylor and Holly Bailey, both aged 9 and dressed as Gansta Grannies, on the way to Little Plumstead Primary School on World Book Day 2020. Picture: Jane Naylor

Kirsty, aged 8, as Mary Poppins for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Penny SpringallKirsty, aged 8, as Mary Poppins for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Penny Springall

Maddison, aged 8, as an Oompa Lumpa for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Kelly HumphreysMaddison, aged 8, as an Oompa Lumpa for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Kelly Humphreys

Poppy, aged 8, and Lottie, aged 4, dressed up for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Sarah CollinsPoppy, aged 8, and Lottie, aged 4, dressed up for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Sarah Collins

April, aged 8, dressed as Gansta Granny for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Lesley HurnApril, aged 8, dressed as Gansta Granny for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Lesley Hurn

Rosie, aged 3, dressed as Cinderella for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Lisa SkinnerRosie, aged 3, dressed as Cinderella for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Lisa Skinner

Tatiya, aged 6, dressed as the Sugarplum Fairy from the Nutcracker for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Lisa SkinnerTatiya, aged 6, dressed as the Sugarplum Fairy from the Nutcracker for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Lisa Skinner

Metiyam, aged 8, dressed as Hetty Feather for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Lisa SkinnerMetiyam, aged 8, dressed as Hetty Feather for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Lisa Skinner

Eleanor, aged 5, dressed as Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Annabel TyrrellEleanor, aged 5, dressed as Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Annabel Tyrrell

Isabelle Isgate, aged 9, dressed as Medusa for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Ezme IsgateIsabelle Isgate, aged 9, dressed as Medusa for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Ezme Isgate

Sophia, aged 9, and Matthew, aged 7, with his spotty dog for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Cheryl ChapmanSophia, aged 9, and Matthew, aged 7, with his spotty dog for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Cheryl Chapman

Joshua Hannant, aged 6, dressed as the Stick Man for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Claire MurphyJoshua Hannant, aged 6, dressed as the Stick Man for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Claire Murphy

Emily Hannant, aged 4, dressed as Princess Belle from Beauty and the Beast for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Claire MurphyEmily Hannant, aged 4, dressed as Princess Belle from Beauty and the Beast for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Claire Murphy

Lily, aged 5, dressed as Lara Croft for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Sally HoweLily, aged 5, dressed as Lara Croft for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Sally Howe

Niamh James Drennan, aged 7, dressed as Dog Man for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Tammie JamesNiamh James Drennan, aged 7, dressed as Dog Man for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Tammie James

Isla, aged 6, dressed as the Snail and the Whale for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Michelle BennettIsla, aged 6, dressed as the Snail and the Whale for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Michelle Bennett

Evie-Grace, aged 7, as Fern from Charlotte's Web for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Philippa JamesEvie-Grace, aged 7, as Fern from Charlotte's Web for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Philippa James

Ellis, aged 6, dressed as Giraffes Can't Dance and Jake, aged 10, as Willy Wonka for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Michelle BettsEllis, aged 6, dressed as Giraffes Can't Dance and Jake, aged 10, as Willy Wonka for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Michelle Betts

Ethan, aged 7, as Kylo Ren and Jenson, aged 1, as Peter Pan for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Laura Hawkie-ChapmanEthan, aged 7, as Kylo Ren and Jenson, aged 1, as Peter Pan for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Laura Hawkie-Chapman

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Henley, aged 5, dressed up as Dennis the Menace for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Bianca WadsworthHenley, aged 5, dressed up as Dennis the Menace for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Bianca Wadsworth

Bella, aged 5, dressed as Anna from Frozen for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Sofie RamsayBella, aged 5, dressed as Anna from Frozen for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Sofie Ramsay

Lilly, aged 8, and Grace, aged 10, dressed up for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Lisa HallLilly, aged 8, and Grace, aged 10, dressed up for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Lisa Hall

Jayden, aged 6, dressed as Super Mario for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Eleanor AllenJayden, aged 6, dressed as Super Mario for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Eleanor Allen

Tilly, aged 4, dressed as Dobby from the Harry Potter books for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Kirsty RandTilly, aged 4, dressed as Dobby from the Harry Potter books for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Kirsty Rand

Alyssa, aged 10, dressed as the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Deanna RoxbyAlyssa, aged 10, dressed as the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Deanna Roxby

Dakota, aged 3, dressed as Thor for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Bianca WadsworthDakota, aged 3, dressed as Thor for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Bianca Wadsworth

Mason, aged 5, dressed as Harry Potter for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Tori TyrrellMason, aged 5, dressed as Harry Potter for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Tori Tyrrell

Mia, aged 7, dressed as Gangsta Granny for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Natalie SummerfieldMia, aged 7, dressed as Gangsta Granny for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Natalie Summerfield

Jensen, aged 5, dressed as Woody from Toy Story for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Lisa Tylee-ClarkeJensen, aged 5, dressed as Woody from Toy Story for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Lisa Tylee-Clarke

Jayden, aged 5, and Hannah, aged 3, dressed up for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Sarah LatrerJayden, aged 5, and Hannah, aged 3, dressed up for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Sarah Latrer

Matildah, aged 7, dressed as Bernard from No Bot for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Gemma WalkerMatildah, aged 7, dressed as Bernard from No Bot for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Gemma Walker

Lola, aged 7, and Eva, aged 6, dressed as Disney princesses for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Charlotte BettsLola, aged 7, and Eva, aged 6, dressed as Disney princesses for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Charlotte Betts

Logan, aged 9, dressed as Batman for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Tori TyrellLogan, aged 9, dressed as Batman for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Tori Tyrell

Beau, aged 3, dressed as Batman for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Josi WhiteBeau, aged 3, dressed as Batman for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Josi White

Maxamus, aged 6, dressed as Spiderman for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Tori TyrellMaxamus, aged 6, dressed as Spiderman for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Tori Tyrell

Eren, aged 8, dressed as Where's Wally? for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Laura StainthorpEren, aged 8, dressed as Where's Wally? for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Laura Stainthorp

Gracie, aged 8 as Hermione Granger, Frankie, aged 10 months, as Where's Wally? and Oscar aged 6 as Darth Vadar for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Miranda WardGracie, aged 8 as Hermione Granger, Frankie, aged 10 months, as Where's Wally? and Oscar aged 6 as Darth Vadar for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Miranda Ward

Poplars Primary School's school council have ran a caompetition to decorate a potato as their favourite character for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Poplars Primary SchoolPoplars Primary School's school council have ran a caompetition to decorate a potato as their favourite character for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Poplars Primary School

Poplars Primary School's school council have ran a caompetition to decorate a potato as their favourite character for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Poplars Primary SchoolPoplars Primary School's school council have ran a caompetition to decorate a potato as their favourite character for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Poplars Primary School

Poplars Primary School children with head teacher Mrs England on World Book Day 2020. Picture: Poplars Primary SchoolPoplars Primary School children with head teacher Mrs England on World Book Day 2020. Picture: Poplars Primary School

Gresham’s marked World Book Day 2020 with a book exchange, writing competition, dressing up as favourite book characters, a literary inspired bake off, book parade and taking time to revisit our favourite books. Picture: Gresham's SchoolGresham’s marked World Book Day 2020 with a book exchange, writing competition, dressing up as favourite book characters, a literary inspired bake off, book parade and taking time to revisit our favourite books. Picture: Gresham's School

Alfie, aged 4, as Peter Pan and Charlie, aged 6, Harry Potter for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Hollie StearmanAlfie, aged 4, as Peter Pan and Charlie, aged 6, Harry Potter for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Hollie Stearman

Faith, aged 11, loves reading all is especially interested in Greek Mythology so she dressed as Medusa for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Rachel OsborneFaith, aged 11, loves reading all is especially interested in Greek Mythology so she dressed as Medusa for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Rachel Osborne

Imogen, aged 8, dressed as Matilda for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Leza BalesImogen, aged 8, dressed as Matilda for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Leza Bales

Kieran, aged 9, and Emily, aged 4, dressed up for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Michelle WardKieran, aged 9, and Emily, aged 4, dressed up for World Book Day 2020. Picture: Michelle Ward

Poplars Primary School children with head teacher Mrs England on World Book Day 2020. Picture: Poplars Primary SchoolPoplars Primary School children with head teacher Mrs England on World Book Day 2020. Picture: Poplars Primary School

Gresham’s marked World Book Day 2020 with a book exchange, writing competition, dressing up as favourite book characters, a literary inspired bake off, book parade and taking time to revisit our favourite books. Picture: Gresham's SchoolGresham’s marked World Book Day 2020 with a book exchange, writing competition, dressing up as favourite book characters, a literary inspired bake off, book parade and taking time to revisit our favourite books. Picture: Gresham's School

Great Ellingham Primary School pupils dressed up potatoes as their favourite characters to celebrate World Book Day 2020 to avoid the cost and waste of costumes, whilst maintaining a focus upon reading. Picture: Great Ellingham Primary SchoolGreat Ellingham Primary School pupils dressed up potatoes as their favourite characters to celebrate World Book Day 2020 to avoid the cost and waste of costumes, whilst maintaining a focus upon reading. Picture: Great Ellingham Primary School

Lydia, aged 8, chose to dress as Jane Goodall for World Book Day 2020 and has been inspired to raise money to help koalas in Australia. Picture: Louise M-FordLydia, aged 8, chose to dress as Jane Goodall for World Book Day 2020 and has been inspired to raise money to help koalas in Australia. Picture: Louise M-Ford

Brooke, aged 4, as Little Miss Riding Hood on World Book Day 2020. Picture: Sam BarberBrooke, aged 4, as Little Miss Riding Hood on World Book Day 2020. Picture: Sam Barber

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