PICTURES: Sunderland kids take a novel approach to World Book Day

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From Mad Hatters to Minnie Mouse, Wearside youngsters dressed up as their favourite characters for World Book Day.

The annual event, run by a literacy charity, is aimed at encouraging schoolchildren to get excited about the world of books.

Millie Robinson, seven, as Queen of Hearts

Millie Robinson, seven, as Queen of Hearts

The national day has grown each year with thousands of youngsters across the city getting in the spirit and going to school dressed as their heroes.

This year’s bookworms included Millie Robinson, seven, from Hendon who dressed up as the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, a costume which won her a prize at Grangetown Primary.

Here’s some of our other favourites which were sent to our Facebook page.

* Did your child dress up for World Book Day? We’d love to see your pictures.

Olly Wardley as The Gruffalo.  SENT IN BY MIKE WARDLEY

Olly Wardley as The Gruffalo. SENT IN BY MIKE WARDLEY

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Nathan Lauderdale Grangetown primary Dennis the menace  SENT IN BY SARAH GRAHAM

Nathan Lauderdale Grangetown primary Dennis the menace SENT IN BY SARAH GRAHAM

Harrison Winter Shotton Hall infants  SENT IN  BY MARGARET HOTHAM

Harrison Winter Shotton Hall infants SENT IN BY MARGARET HOTHAM

Daughter,  Ellie White aged 9 dressed for world book day  SENT IN KERRY WHITE

Daughter, Ellie White aged 9 dressed for world book day SENT IN KERRY WHITE

Finley White the Mad Hatter age 4    SENT IN  BY KERRY WHITE

Finley White the Mad Hatter age 4 SENT IN BY KERRY WHITE

Davis, age 8, dressed as Gangsta Granny  SENT IN BY WENDY MADDISON

Davis, age 8, dressed as Gangsta Granny SENT IN BY WENDY MADDISON

Courtney Collier Age 13 dressed as Umpa Lumpa   SENT IN BY DANIELLE COLLIER

Courtney Collier Age 13 dressed as Umpa Lumpa SENT IN BY DANIELLE COLLIER

Chelsea Summerson Cayd-Thomas Riches dressed as Mickey Mouse age 3  SENT IN BY CHELSEA SUMMERSON

Chelsea Summerson Cayd-Thomas Riches dressed as Mickey Mouse age 3 SENT IN BY CHELSEA SUMMERSON