Schoolchildren across the region have been dressing up as favourite book characters to mark World Book Day 2020.

It is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and of course reading.

World Book Day is designated by UNESCO and is marked in more than 100 countries across the globe. In the UK and Ireland, the World Book Day charity sends out book tokens to schools and nurseries so every child can have their own book. It also suggests ways to enjoy the big day - which is now in its 23rd year.

We asked you to send in your photos and you didn't disappoint.

Six-year-old Harmonie-Rose from Bath dressed up as a lion. Credit: Freya Hall

We've featured Harmonie-Rose Allen lots of times on ITV West Country so were delighted to see her dressing up World Book Day. Harmonie-Rose lost her arms and legs to meningitis when she was a baby but hasn't let it get in the way of being the best that she can be. She even took part in the Bath Half Marathon.

The six-year-old has had to be very brave over the years so it comes as no surprise that she chose to illustrate that word for her school's Vocabulary Parade. We think she makes a Roarsome lion!

Seven-year-old River from Wilton in Wiltshire is Alice in Wonderland. Credit: Kylie Forrester
Malmesbury Primary School itself had a BFG makeover for World Book Day - thanks to artist Luke Hollingworth. Credit: Luke Hollingworth
Lola 5 and Lily-Rose 8 from Falmouth as Jessie from Toy Story and Hermione Granger from Harry Potter. Credit: Jade Kernan
Treebeard from Lord of the Rings. Credit: Jayne Freeman
Lewis as skullduggery, Emilia as Beth March from Little Women and Jamie as Slimer from Ghostbusters - all from Stroud in Gloucestershire. Credit: Claire Louise
Five-year-old Ollie from Bristol went as the Highway Rat. Credit: @ladychloe89
Five-year-old Maxx from Bristol IS 'The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas'. Credit: Gina Hayman
Lily from Bristol is that unlikely hero, Captain Underpants. Credit: Keryn Hodgson
Tommy - age 5 from Chepstow - is Peter Pan. Credit: Jess Holley
While Ollie - age 7 from Somerset - is Peter Pan's shadow. Credit: Kirsty Louise
Seven-year-old Keeley from Rosemellin in Cornwall had a major hair do to become Cindy Lou from The Grinch who Stole Christmas. Credit: Chantelle Hind
Five-year-old Dylan from Longford in Gloucester as The Gingerbread Man Credit: Lorraine Smith
Andrea Shannon's children from Porthleven designed their favourite book covers to wear. Credit: Andrea Shannon
Saiya and Anais from Bristol as Athena from Percy Jackson and Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Credit: Dhara Pandit
Seven-year-old Kitty from Burnham-on-Sea came as Aslan from the Narnia books. Credit: Louise Henry-Tarleton
Haiden from North Petherton had to come to school dressed as a word - he chose 'old'. We think it suits him. Credit: Jes Gill
Seven-year old Lola from Exeter won first prize at her school with her Maleficent costume. Credit: Ryan Pym
Theo and Thomas from Midsomer Norton came as Julian from Famous Five and Spider-Man Credit: Vikki Edwards
Nine-year-old Ruby from Bridgwater is Harley Quinn. Credit: Claire Winn
This little tiger is Ruby's three-year-old brother Arthur. Credit: Claire Winn
One-year-old Lilly from Portishead makes a lovely Goldilocks - complete with porridge. Credit: Estelle van Wyk
Joshua from Devon wanted to be a bit different so came as a dictionary. Credit: Jess Hayes.
Pupils at Evergreen Primary Academy in Bristol joined in the fun. Credit: Dean Blake
A for effort! Four-year-old Oliver turned into a transformer. Credit: Claire Moore
Six-year-old Alana from Somerset came as the word 'frail'. Credit: Vicki Winn
Cousins Liam, Chloe and Keira dressed up as characters from the Wizard of Oz. Credit: Natalie Serjeant
Five-year-old James from Downend is the Magic Faraway Tree. Credit: Louisa Pick
Seven-year-old Lacie from Mabe in Cornwall made a perfect Matilda. Credit: Melisa Gallie
These three from Stogursey were very excited for World Book Day - Gangsta granny (6), Gruffalo (4) and Darth Vader (8). Credit: Joanne Hill
10-year-old Amber from Dartmouth had been reading about Emmeline Pankhurst in school. Credit: Kimberly Heales
An impressive make up job - Joey from Frome as the Grinch. Credit: Katie White
This young Cornish lad came as a Cormac worker in celebration of St Piran's Day. Credit: Victoria Lewsey
Raiya and Nyana from Melksham - the three-year-old as Princess Tiana and the five-year-old as a dictionary, covered with all her favourite words. from Melksham Credit: Temina Brown
Five-year-old Henry from Exeter came as the word 'precipitation' - yes, his dad is our weatherman. Credit: Charlie Powell
And finally some grown ups - the kitchen staff at Fiveways School in Yeovil came as the cast of Frozen. Credit: Samantha Evans

Thank you for all your pictures - sorry we couldn't include them all.