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Is your child celebrating World Book Day today?

PUBLISHED: 11:53 07 March 2019 | UPDATED: 16:15 07 March 2019

Lewis Bishop as Harry Potter, Dougie Bell as Rat Burger, Rory Firman as Dennis the Menace and Finlay Bell as Mr Stink. All from Elmsett Primary School. Picture: VIKKI BISHOP

Lewis Bishop as Harry Potter, Dougie Bell as Rat Burger, Rory Firman as Dennis the Menace and Finlay Bell as Mr Stink. All from Elmsett Primary School. Picture: VIKKI BISHOP

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Children in schools across Suffolk and Essex are dressing up as their favourite book characters to celebrate World Book Day.

This year’s World Book Day campaign is Share a Story - encouraging parents and carers to read and share stories with their children for 10mintues every day, as this has a long-lasting effect on a child’s future.

Have you been sticking, cutting and sewing to create your very own DIY costume to wear to school today? Every year hundreds of children up and down the country take part - and this year has been no different.

Hadleigh Community Primary School pupils are designing potatoes as their favourite book characters, while pupils at Melton Primary School are themselves dressing up as words rather than a book character.

One teacher is going as the word ‘adventurous’ and is dressing up as Dora the Explorer.

Lewis Albon, age five, from Morland Primary School in Ipswich. He is dressed as Quidditch Harry Potter. Picture: SAREENA CURTISLewis Albon, age five, from Morland Primary School in Ipswich. He is dressed as Quidditch Harry Potter. Picture: SAREENA CURTIS

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Frazer Hardman from St Marks RC School dressed as Harry Potter Picture: SHARNE HARDMANFrazer Hardman from St Marks RC School dressed as Harry Potter Picture: SHARNE HARDMAN

Riaz Darwin-Boyd, aged six, goes to Sidegate Primary, Ipswich. He is dressed as Dinosaurs Love Underpants. Picture: SHELLY DARWINRiaz Darwin-Boyd, aged six, goes to Sidegate Primary, Ipswich. He is dressed as Dinosaurs Love Underpants. Picture: SHELLY DARWIN

Violet Sadler dressed up as the Incy Wincy Spider in Great Notley. Picture: NATALIE SADLERViolet Sadler dressed up as the Incy Wincy Spider in Great Notley. Picture: NATALIE SADLER

Staff from Suffolk One prepare for World Book Day 2019. Picture: SUFFOLK ONEStaff from Suffolk One prepare for World Book Day 2019. Picture: SUFFOLK ONE

Violet Sadler dressed as Incy Wincy Spider for World Book Day 2019. Picture: NATALIE SADLERViolet Sadler dressed as Incy Wincy Spider for World Book Day 2019. Picture: NATALIE SADLER

Emily Basford, aged five, in her pyjamas going to Springfield Infant School Ipswich. Picture: CARRIE BASFORDEmily Basford, aged five, in her pyjamas going to Springfield Infant School Ipswich. Picture: CARRIE BASFORD

Emily Basford, aged five. Picture: CARRIE BASFORDEmily Basford, aged five. Picture: CARRIE BASFORD

Jacob Oliver, age seven, dressed up as the Diary of a Wimpy Kid and James Oliver, age four, dressed up as Spiderman. Picture:  ALEX WADSLEYJacob Oliver, age seven, dressed up as the Diary of a Wimpy Kid and James Oliver, age four, dressed up as Spiderman. Picture: ALEX WADSLEY

Rosie Ward, age four, from Ipswich heading out to play as Little Red Riding Hood. Picture: SUZANNE DAYRosie Ward, age four, from Ipswich heading out to play as Little Red Riding Hood. Picture: SUZANNE DAY

Caitlyn, aged five, from Brooklands Primary School in Brantham as the white witch from Narnia. Picture: CATHRYN JOHNSONCaitlyn, aged five, from Brooklands Primary School in Brantham as the white witch from Narnia. Picture: CATHRYN JOHNSON

Jack, age seven, from Brooklands Primary School in Brantham as dog man. Picture: CATHRYN JOHNSONJack, age seven, from Brooklands Primary School in Brantham as dog man. Picture: CATHRYN JOHNSON

Maggie Rae Stanford, age three,  and Darcy Mae Stanford, age five. Picture:KATY-LOUISE HAWKESMaggie Rae Stanford, age three, and Darcy Mae Stanford, age five. Picture:KATY-LOUISE HAWKES

Marley, age four, as the Mad Hatter. Picture: Kyra JaéMarley, age four, as the Mad Hatter. Picture: Kyra Jaé

Liam age 9 as boy in a dress by David Walliams and Lucas age 10 as Alex Rider by Anthony Horowitz - both from Bawdsey Primary School. Picture: STEPHANIE DONNELLYLiam age 9 as boy in a dress by David Walliams and Lucas age 10 as Alex Rider by Anthony Horowitz - both from Bawdsey Primary School. Picture: STEPHANIE DONNELLY

Isobel Rose, age six, goes to Abbots Hall Primary School, Stowmarket. Dressed up as Cinderella. Picture: MICHELLE FLETCHERIsobel Rose, age six, goes to Abbots Hall Primary School, Stowmarket. Dressed up as Cinderella. Picture: MICHELLE FLETCHER

Austin Lodge, age six, Bosmere Primary School Needham Market. Picture: KATE LODGEAustin Lodge, age six, Bosmere Primary School Needham Market. Picture: KATE LODGE

Olivia, Hope and Alfie as Matilda, the Gruffalo and Lola from Charlie and Lola. Picture: KERRY WAKEMANOlivia, Hope and Alfie as Matilda, the Gruffalo and Lola from Charlie and Lola. Picture: KERRY WAKEMAN

Layla Anne, who goes to Tollgate Primary, dressed as Sugar Plumb Fairy from The Nut Cracker Picture:MICHELLE WARBYLayla Anne, who goes to Tollgate Primary, dressed as Sugar Plumb Fairy from The Nut Cracker Picture:MICHELLE WARBY

Tayon age 6 from Cliff Lane Primary School as the hulk. Picture: DEMI LOUISE WRIGHTTayon age 6 from Cliff Lane Primary School as the hulk. Picture: DEMI LOUISE WRIGHT

Jack Cable, who attends Aldeburgh Primary School dressed today as Dr Seuss's The Cat in the Hat. Picture: James CableJack Cable, who attends Aldeburgh Primary School dressed today as Dr Seuss's The Cat in the Hat. Picture: James Cable

Amelia, age 8, as Queen of Hearts for World Book Day. Picture: SIOBHAN LEE AMIESAmelia, age 8, as Queen of Hearts for World Book Day. Picture: SIOBHAN LEE AMIES

Miranda and Harry Wynn, who go to Dale Hall Community Primary, dressed as Cat in the Hat. Picture: Meredith MorganMiranda and Harry Wynn, who go to Dale Hall Community Primary, dressed as Cat in the Hat. Picture: Meredith Morgan

Jacob De’ath as Finn the human from adventure time. Picture: MAX BRADJacob De’ath as Finn the human from adventure time. Picture: MAX BRAD

Erin southall from Grange Primary School Felixstowe, Shay Southall from Rushmere School Ipswich. Picture: KATE SOUTHALLErin southall from Grange Primary School Felixstowe, Shay Southall from Rushmere School Ipswich. Picture: KATE SOUTHALL

Dylan age six, as Harry Potter, Alaya age four as Cinderella and Oakley age three as toothless. Picture: ELISHAR WYATTDylan age six, as Harry Potter, Alaya age four as Cinderella and Oakley age three as toothless. Picture: ELISHAR WYATT

James Clark, 4  years old, dressed up as a dragon with his room on the broom book going to Busy Bees preschool in Stowmarket. Picture: SIMON CLARKJames Clark, 4 years old, dressed up as a dragon with his room on the broom book going to Busy Bees preschool in Stowmarket. Picture: SIMON CLARK

Kaitlyn Summer Hope Richards is 5,  this is her first World Book Day. She loves princesses and has a large range of dresses but decided she wanted to be a villain so she has gone to school as the queen of hearts.  Picture: GEMMA RICHARDSKaitlyn Summer Hope Richards is 5, this is her first World Book Day. She loves princesses and has a large range of dresses but decided she wanted to be a villain so she has gone to school as the queen of hearts. Picture: GEMMA RICHARDS

Keira Bole from Willows Primary School Ipswich dressed up as Cruella De Vil. Picture: CARLY BOLEKeira Bole from Willows Primary School Ipswich dressed up as Cruella De Vil. Picture: CARLY BOLE

Millie age ten from St Marys Primary School in Hadleigh. Picture: MICHELLE MURRAYMillie age ten from St Marys Primary School in Hadleigh. Picture: MICHELLE MURRAY

Emily Pettitt dressed as a unicorn for World Book Day at Abbots Green Primary School in Bury St. Edmunds. Picture: AMY ELLISEmily Pettitt dressed as a unicorn for World Book Day at Abbots Green Primary School in Bury St. Edmunds. Picture: AMY ELLIS

Stanley for his first World Book Day. Picture: SHELLY OLAStanley for his first World Book Day. Picture: SHELLY OLA

Daley age six dressed as Stick Man. Picture: LEANNE MANNDaley age six dressed as Stick Man. Picture: LEANNE MANN

Olivia dressed as the Mad Hatter. Picture: LINDA JARRETTOlivia dressed as the Mad Hatter. Picture: LINDA JARRETT

Jacob De’ath as Finn the human from Adventure Time. Picture: MAX BRADJacob De’ath as Finn the human from Adventure Time. Picture: MAX BRAD

Courtney and her daughter Lexi as Snow White for World Book Day. Picture: KAT BRAMECourtney and her daughter Lexi as Snow White for World Book Day. Picture: KAT BRAME

Talia Franklin age ten and Thomas Franklin age eight, dressed as Slappy the Dummy and the Werewolf from Goosebumps for World Book Day at Broke Hall School. Picture: LEANNE FRANKLINTalia Franklin age ten and Thomas Franklin age eight, dressed as Slappy the Dummy and the Werewolf from Goosebumps for World Book Day at Broke Hall School. Picture: LEANNE FRANKLIN

Rhys Kennell as Harry Potter. Picture: JOANNE KENNELLRhys Kennell as Harry Potter. Picture: JOANNE KENNELL

Dulcie as Matilda and Frankie as Charlie Bucket. Oicture: CARLA ROSEDulcie as Matilda and Frankie as Charlie Bucket. Oicture: CARLA ROSE

Katie Howells age 7 from Nacton Primary School dressed as the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. Picture: EMMA HOWELLSKatie Howells age 7 from Nacton Primary School dressed as the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. Picture: EMMA HOWELLS

Faigan age five is dressed as the very hungry caterpillar and Devon age nine is the blueberry that the caterpillar eats. Picture: KAYLEIGH CLAYFaigan age five is dressed as the very hungry caterpillar and Devon age nine is the blueberry that the caterpillar eats. Picture: KAYLEIGH CLAY

Holly Goodchild from Stutton Primary school dressed as Lily Bobtail from Peter Rabbit. Picture: REBECCA GOODCHILDHolly Goodchild from Stutton Primary school dressed as Lily Bobtail from Peter Rabbit. Picture: REBECCA GOODCHILD

Florence Blake 9 as Gangsta Granny & Harry Blake 6 as Grandpa from Grandpa's Great Escape. Broke Hall Primary SchoolFlorence Blake 9 as Gangsta Granny & Harry Blake 6 as Grandpa from Grandpa's Great Escape. Broke Hall Primary School

Ava Martin age six and Holly Martin age four from Castle Hill Infant School. Picture: CLAIRE MARTINAva Martin age six and Holly Martin age four from Castle Hill Infant School. Picture: CLAIRE MARTIN

Archer from St Margaret's Coe School Reception as Stick Man. Picture:BETHANY MURRAY-MORRISHArcher from St Margaret's Coe School Reception as Stick Man. Picture:BETHANY MURRAY-MORRISH

Jaeden Andrew Daly, age two, goes to Foxglove Nursery in Stowmarket and has dressed up as Peter Pan for World Book Day 2019. Picture: MADISON DALYJaeden Andrew Daly, age two, goes to Foxglove Nursery in Stowmarket and has dressed up as Peter Pan for World Book Day 2019. Picture: MADISON DALY

Lilly May from Stanton Community Primary School went as The Jolly Postman - and her parents helped create her costume. Picture: AMY FULCHERLilly May from Stanton Community Primary School went as The Jolly Postman - and her parents helped create her costume. Picture: AMY FULCHER

Dr Dolittle for World Book Day 2019. Picture: MICHELLE RICKARDSDr Dolittle for World Book Day 2019. Picture: MICHELLE RICKARDS

Kaidie-Leigh Hargrave age three dressed as 'Dear Zoo'. Picture: MELISSA DONALDSONKaidie-Leigh Hargrave age three dressed as 'Dear Zoo'. Picture: MELISSA DONALDSON

Children from Hadleigh Primary School dressed up potatos as their favourite characters. Here is Oscar's 'blaze and the potato machines'. Picture: GABRIELLA SIMBARASIChildren from Hadleigh Primary School dressed up potatos as their favourite characters. Here is Oscar's 'blaze and the potato machines'. Picture: GABRIELLA SIMBARASI

Lukas age five as Stick Man. Picture: EMMA DORWARDLukas age five as Stick Man. Picture: EMMA DORWARD

Phoebe age six as Gangster Granny and Harry age nine as Ratburger from David Walliams books. Picture: CONTRIBUTEDPhoebe age six as Gangster Granny and Harry age nine as Ratburger from David Walliams books. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

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WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: DANIEL, BEN AND KATIEWORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: DANIEL, BEN AND KATIE

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:FRAMLINGHAM SIR ROBERT HITCHAMSWORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:FRAMLINGHAM SIR ROBERT HITCHAMS

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WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:FRAMLINGHAM SIR ROBERT HITCHAMSWORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:FRAMLINGHAM SIR ROBERT HITCHAMS

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:FRAMLINGHAM SIR ROBERT HITCHAMSWORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:FRAMLINGHAM SIR ROBERT HITCHAMS

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:HARLEIGH AGED 8 WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:HARLEIGH AGED 8 "NO MISS TRUNCHBALL"

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: HENLEY 6 AND KYRA 5WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: HENLEY 6 AND KYRA 5

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WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: PLACE FARM ACADEMYWORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: PLACE FARM ACADEMY

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK  PHOTO: POPPI PRESTONWORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: POPPI PRESTON

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK  RUBY DUNN AS VERUCA SALTWORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK RUBY DUNN AS VERUCA SALT

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: SARAH CRANEWORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: SARAH CRANE

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:FINLAYWORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:FINLAY

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WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: JAMIEWORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: JAMIE

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK  PHOTO:VESPA AS CINDERELLAWORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:VESPA AS CINDERELLA

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Newmarket Academy dress up for World Book Day. Picture: NEWMARKET ACADEMYNewmarket Academy dress up for World Book Day. Picture: NEWMARKET ACADEMY

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