Children from across Huntingdonshire showcased their love for books by dressing up as their favourite book characters.

Sasha Mccallion aged 2 world book day at Busy Bees nursery St Neots  dressed as Jessie from Toy Story            PICTURE:  Rachel MccallionSasha Mccallion aged 2 world book day at Busy Bees nursery St Neots dressed as Jessie from Toy Story PICTURE: Rachel Mccallion

From Harry Potter to Willy Wonka, youngsters swapped their uniforms for Gruffalo costumes to celebrate the annual event.

World Book Day was first held in the UK in 1995, and since then schools from across the country have held yearly events to celebrate novels.

Students from St Mary's C of E Primary Academy in St Neots had to dress up as charecters from the author Julia Donaldson and spent the morning decorating the doors as part of an in house competition.

Crosshall Infant School Academy Trust and Crosshall Nursery School enjoyed a book charecter parade in the school hall and for each year group a winner was selected and presented with prizes.

Brooke mccallion aged 7 world book day at crosshall juniors school dressed as Harry Potter book fairy her tshirt has all the book covers on it plus lights in the tutu home made outfit.    PICTURE: Rachel MccallionBrooke mccallion aged 7 world book day at crosshall juniors school dressed as Harry Potter book fairy her tshirt has all the book covers on it plus lights in the tutu home made outfit. PICTURE: Rachel Mccallion

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Madison Brocklebank aged 7 with a Mary Poppins themed hat, and Joseph Brocklebank aged 6 with a Wily Wonka themed hat.        PICTURE: Jessica HeslopMadison Brocklebank aged 7 with a Mary Poppins themed hat, and Joseph Brocklebank aged 6 with a Wily Wonka themed hat. PICTURE: Jessica Heslop

Zac Smith of Offord Darcy dressed up as Birt from Mary PoppinsZac Smith of Offord Darcy dressed up as Birt from Mary Poppins

Children at Crosshall School in St Neots.     PICTURE: Crosshall SchoolChildren at Crosshall School in St Neots. PICTURE: Crosshall School

Children at Crosshall Infant School Academy Trust and Crosshall Nursery School have been celebrating World Book Day.            PICTURE: CrosshallChildren at Crosshall Infant School Academy Trust and Crosshall Nursery School have been celebrating World Book Day. PICTURE: Crosshall

St Mary’s C of E Primary Academy for World Book Day the school chose to dress up as characters from books by the author Julia Donaldson.                  PICTURE: St Mary's SchoolSt Mary’s C of E Primary Academy for World Book Day the school chose to dress up as characters from books by the author Julia Donaldson. PICTURE: St Mary's School

Children from Offord Primary School have been celebrating World Book Day.    PICTURE: Offord Primary SchoolChildren from Offord Primary School have been celebrating World Book Day. PICTURE: Offord Primary School