If you have, work with or encounter kids often then you should definitely know that today is World Book Day!
A day of fun, laughter and dressing up as your favourite literary characters to pay homage to the beautiful world of literature.
This will be WBD’s 19th year to celebrate the work of amazing authors, talented illustrators and of course the fabulous books that entertain, excite, scare, and of course teach :-)
Via www.worldbookday.com “it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.”
So if you’re dressing up, let us know, in fact send us photos! (And that goes for you too adults) Let’s see what members of staff are dressing up as! **Our favourite photo will win a £10 WHSmith voucher!**
Send us your photos on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a favourite book, favourite author, illustrator, whatever, let us know.
Your World Book Day 2016 in pictures!
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The cutest Tin Man we’ve ever seen! Kian (4) from Kings Norton
George as a hairy Stig of the Dump. From Andy Salter
From Justin Byrne
Traci O is staging a Victorian sci-fi with an alien and Sherlock Holmes!
Mrs Twit from @kwkate
Ann Marie Salter sent in this bunch!
Lily Mae as Holly from Ben and Holly
AJ (9) and Kaci (7) From Primrose Hill
Enso, 9. OK, this one is ours, he can’t win! ;)
From Gillian Burden on Twitter
Darth Vader from @deanne2622
@TraceyHalpin’s Baby Bear from Goldilocks
Staff at Turves Green Boys School – some of them are a bit scary! ;)
Layla Kelly (9) from Weoley as Hetty Feather, her favourite Jacqueline Wilson character. She’ll be dressing up again when she goes to see it on stage soon!
Oompah Loompah Ellie Jones!
Classic Where’s Wally?! costume from Charlotte Hough
Proud aunt Sammy-Jo sent this of her nephew, Logan
Jaiden as Circus the Clown
Marvel fan, Milo, from Northfield
Andy Salter’s son Harry looks a bit of a handful!
8 year old Kian Kelly from Weoley as Ron Weasley
Teachers get in on the act
Sophie Cartwright’s ‘Horrid Henry’!
Fab homemade Mad Hatter costume from Marie Smith
This little Gruffalo didn’t want to be a princess today…
Kyle (8) from Rubery as Willy Wonka – love the hat!
Jake, 6, aka Grandpa Joe
Elliot (4) teams up with his sister Paige (1) as Elliot and Gertie from ET
Lot of sharp implements with this pair! (bit scared!) From @LDChesterfield
Miss Trunchbull from Matilda *gulp!*
Emmet! From @ClareandTribe
Oscar 3 in his uncle’s 15 year old Winnie the Pooh outfit!
Elle Jade Bailey, 10, from Frankley as Alice
Thomas (12), Kings Norton, looking a bit of a Menace!
Scarecrow and Robin Hood from Wendy Collard
Harry Berrington, 6, loves Mr Tumble
Storm Trooper from Jodie Louise
BFG from Helen Annette