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

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

Friday, 4th March 2016, 8:31 am
Updated Friday, 4th March 2016, 9:56 am
Millie Robinson, seven, as Queen of Hearts

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

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.

Millie Robinson, seven, as Queen of Hearts

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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.

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Olly Wardley as The Gruffalo. SENT IN BY MIKE WARDLEY
Nathan Lauderdale Grangetown primary Dennis the menace SENT IN BY SARAH GRAHAM
Harrison Winter Shotton Hall infants SENT IN BY MARGARET HOTHAM
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
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
Chelsea Summerson Cayd-Thomas Riches dressed as Mickey Mouse age 3 SENT IN BY CHELSEA SUMMERSON
Millie Robinson, seven, as Queen of Hearts
Olly Wardley as The Gruffalo. SENT IN BY MIKE WARDLEY
Nathan Lauderdale Grangetown primary Dennis the menace SENT IN BY SARAH GRAHAM
Harrison Winter Shotton Hall infants SENT IN BY MARGARET HOTHAM
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
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
Chelsea Summerson Cayd-Thomas Riches dressed as Mickey Mouse age 3 SENT IN BY CHELSEA SUMMERSON