World Book Day 2020: Colourful costumes as Sunderland children channel favourite characters

A celebration of stories and reading has taken place across Sunderland for World Book Day, marked on Thursday, March 5.

Thursday, 5th March 2020, 5:12 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th March 2020, 5:13 pm
Happy World Book Day!

Children across Wearside have been letting their creative flags fly, donning costumes to pay homage to their favourite characters from beloved stories. And we’ve been loving your pictures! Families have really been putting in the effort with this year's outfits and here are some of our favourite photographs so far. See if you can spot your own little bookworms in action!

Isabella Phillips, aged four.
Toby-Lee, aged seven.

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Lela Swinhoe, aged six.
Olivia-Faye, aged four.
Freya Rose, aged four months.
Alfie, aged five.
Charla-Belle Leak, aged four.
Theo, aged four.
Thornhill Park School take part in World Book Day as Harry Potter characters
Thornhill Park School pupil Issac Wilson, 9 and teacher assistant Kathryn Myers dress as Where's Wally for World Book Day
Jaxson Smith, aged eight.
Isaac Scott, aged seven.
Hunter Maskell.
Reuben, aged three.
Grace, aged eight.
Detami Swinhoe, aged seven.
Ellis, aged four.
Noah Smith, aged 15 months.
Francis Gordon, aged nine.
Ebony Bernadette Blakelock, aged two.
Poppy, aged 11.
Oscar, aged five.
Thornhill Park School take part in World Book Day with staff and children dressed as Room on the Broom characters
Izabella, aged nine.
Thornhill Park School take part in World Book Day by dressing up as characters from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.