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Children across the region in costume to celebrate World Book Day

Children across the region have been marking World Book Day with creative costumes celebrating their favourite characters.

At Hartley Brook Primary School, in South Yorkshire, a parade of imaginative outfits took place this morning. Teachers described the parents' support as "fantastic" and said the event helped encourage children to embrace books.

  • Claire Costello, deputy headteacher at Hartley Brook Primary

WATCH: World Book Day celebrations at Hartley Brook Primary School

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All day, viewers have been sending in pictures of their children dressed up for the occasion; the ones below are just a selection.

Dylan, 7, from Leeds dressed as Willy Wonka
Harry Potter at Thorngumbald Primary Credit: Thorngumbald Primary
2-year-old Jacob from Belle Isle, Leeds, as Postman Pat
Emily, age 6, from Doncaster, dressed as Mary Poppins
5-year-old Samuel, from York
Heidi as Silly Dizzy Dinosaur
Ellis, age 7, from Chesterfield, as Dobby from the Harry Potter series
Loveden, age 4, and Eddison, age 5, as the characters from Alice in Wonderland – complete with Cheshire cat!
From West Butterwick, Grace and Max dressed as Funnybones
In Swineshead, Jacob, age 6, and Elysia, age 8, as Peter Pan and a Unicorn
Logan, from Boston, as Harry Potter
Scarlett, from Boston, as the Cat in the Hat
Eva as the Enormous Crocodile