St Albans children dress to impress for World Book Day 2019

Gangster Granny and Mr Stink for World Book Day. Picture: Katie Sams

Gangster Granny and Mr Stink for World Book Day. Picture: Katie Sams - Credit: Archant

Where’s Wally and Matilda were among the characters St Albans and Harpenden children dressed up as for World Book Day this year.

Griff, eight, from Sandridge Primary School as Diary of a Wimpy Kid for World Book Day. Picture: And

Griff, eight, from Sandridge Primary School as Diary of a Wimpy Kid for World Book Day. Picture: Andy Miller - Credit: Archant

World Book Day took place on Thursday, March 7, celebrating books and reading as part of the charity’s mission to ensure every child and young person has a book of their own.

Characters from David Walliams books were also popular, with at least two Grandpas from Grandpa’s Great Escape, a Gangster Granny, a Mr Stink and Raj the shopkeeper.

Imogen as Princess Poppy for World Book Day. Picture: Sabrina Miller

Imogen as Princess Poppy for World Book Day. Picture: Sabrina Miller - Credit: Archant

Some children went as more classic characters - with several Alice in Wonderlands and Matildas, a Golden Ticket from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and a Cheshire Cat.

World Book Day has been running for 22 years, and is celebrated in more than 100 countries around the world, with the UK and Ireland celebrating the day in March. School children dress up as their favourite characters and are given book tokens.

Isabella Hope, seven, as Mary Poppins and Thomas Hope, 10, as the Ice Monster for World Book Day. Pi

Isabella Hope, seven, as Mary Poppins and Thomas Hope, 10, as the Ice Monster for World Book Day. Picture: Hannah Hope - Credit: Archant

Isabella Garcia, six, as Hermione Granger for World Book Day. Picture: Kate Garcia

Isabella Garcia, six, as Hermione Granger for World Book Day. Picture: Kate Garcia - Credit: Archant

Joshua Smith, five, as the Little Vampire and Harry Smith, three, as Dinosaurs Love Underpants for W

Joshua Smith, five, as the Little Vampire and Harry Smith, three, as Dinosaurs Love Underpants for World Book Day. Picture: Miriam - Credit: Archant

Lexi as Goldilocks for World Book Day. Picture: Jess Majercin

Lexi as Goldilocks for World Book Day. Picture: Jess Majercin - Credit: Archant

Logan from Wheatfields School as Slappy from Goosebumps for World Book Day. Picture: Laura Harmer

Logan from Wheatfields School as Slappy from Goosebumps for World Book Day. Picture: Laura Harmer - Credit: Archant

Marley, nine, as Grandma Wolf and Hadley, four, as The Day the Crayons Quit for World Book Day. Pict

Marley, nine, as Grandma Wolf and Hadley, four, as The Day the Crayons Quit for World Book Day. Picture: Zoe - Credit: Archant

McKenzie, seven, as BatGirl, Freya, three, as the Cheshire Cat and Riley, nine, as the Joker for Wor

McKenzie, seven, as BatGirl, Freya, three, as the Cheshire Cat and Riley, nine, as the Joker for World Book Day. Picture: Amanda Miller - Credit: Archant

Melody, four, as Rainbow Dash for World Book Day. Picture: Tracy Payne

Melody, four, as Rainbow Dash for World Book Day. Picture: Tracy Payne - Credit: Archant

Neo from Wheatfields School as Donald Trump for World Book Day. Picture: Laura Harmer

Neo from Wheatfields School as Donald Trump for World Book Day. Picture: Laura Harmer - Credit: Archant

Olive, Grace and Elsie Chabauty as the Fox from the Gingerbread Man, Grandpa from Grandpa's Great Es

Olive, Grace and Elsie Chabauty as the Fox from the Gingerbread Man, Grandpa from Grandpa's Great Escape and Goldilocks for World Book Day. Picture: Claire Chabauty - Credit: Archant

Olivia Quinn from Harpenden on World Book Day. Picture: Sinead Quinn

Olivia Quinn from Harpenden on World Book Day. Picture: Sinead Quinn - Credit: Archant

Oscar Brenton, 10, as Grandpa from Grandpa's Great Escape for World Book Day. Picture: Toni McDaid

Oscar Brenton, 10, as Grandpa from Grandpa's Great Escape for World Book Day. Picture: Toni McDaid - Credit: Archant

Scarlett as Isadora Moon and Matilda as Nancy from Oliver Twist on World Book Day. Picture: Rebekah

Scarlett as Isadora Moon and Matilda as Nancy from Oliver Twist on World Book Day. Picture: Rebekah Miller - Credit: Archant

Super hero Tillie for World Book Day. Picture: Sarah Coulson

Super hero Tillie for World Book Day. Picture: Sarah Coulson - Credit: Archant

Topsy from Topsy and Tim Visit London for World Book Day. Picture: Matt Atkinson

Topsy from Topsy and Tim Visit London for World Book Day. Picture: Matt Atkinson - Credit: Archant

Where's Wally for World Book Day. Picture: Rebecca Baird

Where's Wally for World Book Day. Picture: Rebecca Baird - Credit: Archant

Where's Wally and a Dalmatian for World Book Day. Picture: Jodie Harrington

Where's Wally and a Dalmatian for World Book Day. Picture: Jodie Harrington - Credit: Archant

Willow Deegan, five, from Harpenden Academy, as Ronja the Robber's Daughter for World Book Day. Pict

Willow Deegan, five, from Harpenden Academy, as Ronja the Robber's Daughter for World Book Day. Picture: Jo O'Donnell - Credit: Archant

Left to right: Tiffany Ballard, Sienna Ellis-Ballard, and Emily Wyeth. Picture: Susie Wyeth

Left to right: Tiffany Ballard, Sienna Ellis-Ballard, and Emily Wyeth. Picture: Susie Wyeth - Credit: Archant

Alby as Peter Rabbit for World Book Day. Picture: Natasha Birch

Alby as Peter Rabbit for World Book Day. Picture: Natasha Birch - Credit: Archant

Alice in Wonderland for World Book Day. Picture: Patricia Smith

Alice in Wonderland for World Book Day. Picture: Patricia Smith - Credit: Archant

Anya Davies, nine, as Pansy Parkinson for World Book Day. Picture: Darshna Patel-Davies

Anya Davies, nine, as Pansy Parkinson for World Book Day. Picture: Darshna Patel-Davies - Credit: Archant

Byron, seven, as the Golden Ticket for World Book Day. Picture: Aileen Harvey

Byron, seven, as the Golden Ticket for World Book Day. Picture: Aileen Harvey - Credit: Archant

Charlee from Wheatfields School as Raj from David Walliams books for World Book Day. Picture: Laura

Charlee from Wheatfields School as Raj from David Walliams books for World Book Day. Picture: Laura Harmer - Credit: Archant

Daisy Harmer as Alice in Wonderland for World Book Day. Picture: Debbie Harmer

Daisy Harmer as Alice in Wonderland for World Book Day. Picture: Debbie Harmer - Credit: Archant

Darcie Bayliss, seven, as Dorothy and Marlie Bayliss, five, as Little Red Riding Hood for World Book

Darcie Bayliss, seven, as Dorothy and Marlie Bayliss, five, as Little Red Riding Hood for World Book Day. Picture: Jane Edmondson - Credit: Archant

Eleanor Wood, five, as Matilda on World Book Day. Picture: Lee Wood

Eleanor Wood, five, as Matilda on World Book Day. Picture: Lee Wood - Credit: Archant

Ella Louise Murphy as Matilda for World Book Day. Picture: April Fruen

Ella Louise Murphy as Matilda for World Book Day. Picture: April Fruen - Credit: Archant

Elodie, seven, as Matilda and Lyra, three, as Paddington Bear for World Book Day. Picture: Polly L-H

Elodie, seven, as Matilda and Lyra, three, as Paddington Bear for World Book Day. Picture: Polly L-H - Credit: Archant

Faith Holahan, five, as Little Red Riding Hood for World Book Day. Picture: Angela Holahan

Faith Holahan, five, as Little Red Riding Hood for World Book Day. Picture: Angela Holahan - Credit: Archant

Fox in Socks for World Book Day. Picture: Joanna Barnes

Fox in Socks for World Book Day. Picture: Joanna Barnes - Credit: Archant

Brooke, three, dressed as the White Rabbit for World Book Day. Picture: Juliet Collins

Brooke, three, dressed as the White Rabbit for World Book Day. Picture: Juliet Collins - Credit: Archant


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