Is your child celebrating World Book Day today?

Lewis Bishop as Harry Potter, Dougie Bell as Rat Burger, Rory Firman as Dennis the Menace and Finlay

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 - Credit: Archant

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 Pott

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

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

Frazer Hardman from St Marks RC School dressed as Harry Potter Picture: SHARNE HARDMAN - Credit: Shane Hardman

Riaz Darwin-Boyd, aged six, goes to Sidegate Primary, Ipswich. He is dressed as Dinosaurs Love Under

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

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

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

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

Staff from Suffolk One prepare for World Book Day 2019. Picture: SUFFOLK ONE - Credit: Archant

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

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

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

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

Emily Basford, aged five. Picture: CARRIE BASFORD

Emily Basford, aged five. Picture: CARRIE BASFORD - Credit: Archant

Jacob Oliver, age seven, dressed up as the Diary of a Wimpy Kid and James Oliver, age four, dressed

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

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

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

Caitlyn, aged five, from Brooklands Primary School in Brantham as the white witch from Narnia. Pictu

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marley, age four, as the Mad Hatter. Picture: Kyra Jaé - Credit: Archant

Liam age 9 as boy in a dress by David Walliams and Lucas age 10 as Alex Rider by Anthony Horowitz -

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 DONNELLY - Credit: Archant

Isobel Rose, age six, goes to Abbots Hall Primary School, Stowmarket. Dressed up as Cinderella. Pict

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

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

Austin Lodge, age six, Bosmere Primary School Needham Market. Picture: KATE LODGE - Credit: Archant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jacob Death as Finn the human from adventure time. Picture: MAX BRAD - Credit: Archant

Erin southall from Grange Primary School Felixstowe, Shay Southall from Rushmere School Ipswich. Pic

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

Dylan age six, as Harry Potter, Alaya age four as Cinderella and Oakley age three as toothless. Pict

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

James Clark, 4 years old, dressed up as a dragon with his room on the broom book going to Busy Bees

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 CLARK - Credit: Archant

Kaitlyn Summer Hope Richards is 5, this is her first World Book Day. She loves princesses and has a

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 RICHARDS - Credit: Archant

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

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

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

Millie age ten from St Marys Primary School in Hadleigh. Picture: MICHELLE MURRAY - Credit: Archant

Emily Pettitt dressed as a unicorn for World Book Day at Abbots Green Primary School in Bury St. Edm

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

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

Stanley for his first World Book Day. Picture: SHELLY OLA - Credit: Archant

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

Daley age six dressed as Stick Man. Picture: LEANNE MANN - Credit: Archant

Olivia dressed as the Mad Hatter. Picture: LINDA JARRETT

Olivia dressed as the Mad Hatter. Picture: LINDA JARRETT - Credit: Archant

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

Jacob Death as Finn the human from Adventure Time. Picture: MAX BRAD - Credit: Archant

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

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

Talia Franklin age ten and Thomas Franklin age eight, dressed as Slappy the Dummy and the Werewolf f

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 FRANKLIN - Credit: Archant

Rhys Kennell as Harry Potter. Picture: JOANNE KENNELL

Rhys Kennell as Harry Potter. Picture: JOANNE KENNELL - Credit: Archant

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

Dulcie as Matilda and Frankie as Charlie Bucket. Oicture: CARLA ROSE - Credit: Archant

Katie Howells age 7 from Nacton Primary School dressed as the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderla

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

Faigan age five is dressed as the very hungry caterpillar and Devon age nine is the blueberry that t

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

Holly Goodchild from Stutton Primary school dressed as Lily Bobtail from Peter Rabbit. Picture: REBE

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

Florence Blake 9 as Gangsta Granny & Harry Blake 6 as Grandpa from Grandpa's Great Escape. Broke Hal

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

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

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

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

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

Jaeden Andrew Daly, age two, goes to Foxglove Nursery in Stowmarket and has dressed up as Peter Pan

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 DALY - Credit: Archant

Lilly May from Stanton Community Primary School went as The Jolly Postman - and her parents helped c

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

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

Dr Dolittle for World Book Day 2019. Picture: MICHELLE RICKARDS - Credit: Archant

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

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

Children from Hadleigh Primary School dressed up potatos as their favourite characters. Here is Osca

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

Lukas age five as Stick Man. Picture: EMMA DORWARD

Lukas age five as Stick Man. Picture: EMMA DORWARD - Credit: Archant

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

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

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: ALYSSA & ALEX

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: ALYSSA & ALEX - Credit: Archant

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: AUSTIN LODGE AGED 6

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: AUSTIN LODGE AGED 6 - Credit: Archant

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: DANIEL, BEN AND KATIE

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: DANIEL, BEN AND KATIE - Credit: Archant

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:FRAMLINGHAM SIR ROBERT HITCHAMS

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:FRAMLINGHAM SIR ROBERT HITCHAMS - Credit: Archant

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:FRAMLINGHAM SIR ROBERT HITCHAMS

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:FRAMLINGHAM SIR ROBERT HITCHAMS - Credit: Archant

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:FRAMLINGHAM SIR ROBERT HITCHAMS

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:FRAMLINGHAM SIR ROBERT HITCHAMS - Credit: Archant

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:FRAMLINGHAM SIR ROBERT HITCHAMS

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:FRAMLINGHAM SIR ROBERT HITCHAMS - Credit: Archant

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

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

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: HENLEY 6 AND KYRA 5

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: HENLEY 6 AND KYRA 5 - Credit: Archant

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: FARLINGAYE HIGH SCHOOL

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: FARLINGAYE HIGH SCHOOL - Credit: Archant

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: FARLINGAYE HIGH SCHOOL

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: FARLINGAYE HIGH SCHOOL - Credit: Archant

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: FARLINGAYE HIGH SCHOOL

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: FARLINGAYE HIGH SCHOOL - Credit: Archant

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:KACEY AGED 6

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:KACEY AGED 6 - Credit: Archant

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:LILY STUBBS

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:LILY STUBBS - Credit: Archant

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:MADDISION AGED 7

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:MADDISION AGED 7 - Credit: Archant

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: PLACE FARM ACADEMY

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: PLACE FARM ACADEMY - Credit: Archant

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: POPPI PRESTON

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: POPPI PRESTON - Credit: Archant

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK RUBY DUNN AS VERUCA SALT

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK RUBY DUNN AS VERUCA SALT - Credit: Archant

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: SARAH CRANE

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: SARAH CRANE - Credit: Archant

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:FINLAY

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:FINLAY - Credit: Archant

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: RILEY

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: RILEY - Credit: Archant

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: THEO AGED 8

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: THEO AGED 8 - Credit: Archant

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: JAMIE

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO: JAMIE - Credit: Archant

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:VESPA AS CINDERELLA

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:VESPA AS CINDERELLA - Credit: Archant

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:WATERSTONES

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:WATERSTONES - Credit: Archant

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:WATERSTONES STAFF

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:WATERSTONES STAFF - Credit: Archant

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:WATERSTONES

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:WATERSTONES - Credit: Archant

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:PLACE FARM ACADEMY

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK PHOTO:PLACE FARM ACADEMY - Credit: Archant

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK

WORLD BOOK DAY SUFFOLK - Credit: Archant

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

Newmarket Academy dress up for World Book Day. Picture: NEWMARKET ACADEMY - Credit: Archant


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