Youngsters across Huntingdonshire celebrate World Book Day in style

Zachary Renwick 5 years old from Great Paxton Primary School dressed up as the the Lion from Wizard

Zachary Renwick 5 years old from Great Paxton Primary School dressed up as the the Lion from Wizard of Oz. PICTURE: Chelsea Renwick - Credit: Archant

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 Stor

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

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 fair

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 Mccallion - Credit: Archant


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Madison Brocklebank aged 7 with a Mary Poppins themed hat, and Joseph Brocklebank aged 6 with a Wily

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

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

Zac Smith of Offord Darcy dressed up as Birt from Mary Poppins - Credit: Archant

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

Children at Crosshall School in St Neots. PICTURE: Crosshall School - Credit: Archant

Children at Crosshall Infant School Academy Trust and Crosshall Nursery School have been celebrating

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

St Mary’s C of E Primary Academy for World Book Day the school chose to dress up as characters from

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 School - Credit: Archant

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

Children from Offord Primary School have been celebrating World Book Day. PICTURE: Offord Primary School - Credit: Archant

Rosalia Rowden, Age 6, Somersham Primary School, dressed as Matilda PICTURE: Jim Rowden

Rosalia Rowden, Age 6, Somersham Primary School, dressed as Matilda PICTURE: Jim Rowden - Credit: Archant

AJ Day-theobald aged 3 fro m Little Flames Nursery in Huntingdon dressed up as Woody from Toy Stor

AJ Day-theobald aged 3 fro m Little Flames Nursery in Huntingdon dressed up as Woody from Toy Story. PICTURE: Shireen Day - Credit: Archant

Beau Smith from Monkfield park primary school in Cambourne dressed up as Maleficent PICTURE: Mart

Beau Smith from Monkfield park primary school in Cambourne dressed up as Maleficent PICTURE: Martine Smith - Credit: Archant

Sophie Crisp , 6 years old as a cavewoman from Warboys Primary Academy. PICTURE: Selina Crisp

Sophie Crisp , 6 years old as a cavewoman from Warboys Primary Academy. PICTURE: Selina Crisp - Credit: Archant

Alfie Abbott aged 7 dressed as Mr Incredible, Maisie Abbott aged 5 dressed as the butterfly from th

Alfie Abbott aged 7 dressed as Mr Incredible, Maisie Abbott aged 5 dressed as the butterfly from the hungry caterpillar and Elsie aged 1 dressed up as that’s not my kitten PICTURE: Claire Abbott - Credit: Archant

Kyan Wiggett who is 3, dressed up as a Bear from Going on a bear hunt. PICTURE: Meera Wiggett

Kyan Wiggett who is 3, dressed up as a Bear from Going on a bear hunt. PICTURE: Meera Wiggett - Credit: Archant

Maia Wiggett aged 5, dressed up as Flo with the bow from the Paper Dolls and won best dressed in he

Maia Wiggett aged 5, dressed up as Flo with the bow from the Paper Dolls and won best dressed in her class. PICTURE: Meera Wiggett - Credit: Archant

Mark Lawson-Watkins and Mia Lawson-Watkins from Warboys Primary Academy. PICTURE: Charlie Lawson

Mark Lawson-Watkins and Mia Lawson-Watkins from Warboys Primary Academy. PICTURE: Charlie Lawson - Credit: Archant

Teddy Booker, he is 10 years old. He is an Elf from Lord of the Rings PICTURE: Ixchel Phillips

Teddy Booker, he is 10 years old. He is an Elf from Lord of the Rings PICTURE: Ixchel Phillips - Credit: Archant

Elsie Parkinson as Matilda for world book day aged 5. PICTURE: Carly Parkinson

Elsie Parkinson as Matilda for world book day aged 5. PICTURE: Carly Parkinson - Credit: Archant

Lexis rae hubbard age 6 at Brampton village primary school. PICTURE: Amelia North

Lexis rae hubbard age 6 at Brampton village primary school. PICTURE: Amelia North - Credit: Archant

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