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Your World Book Day pictures

Now in its 18th year, World Book Day brings children of all ages together to appreciate reading. Many dress up as their favourite characters. Here is a colourful selection of costumes as seen by BBC News website readers.

Image copyright Fern Bohin
Image caption Fern Bohin from Bristol sent us this picture of her children Daniel and Annika dressed as Harry Potter characters
Image copyright Liz Taylor
Image caption Liz Taylor from Maidstone sent us this photo of Aidan Furness dressed as the Mad Hatter
Image copyright Simon Montagu-Howard
Image caption Simon Montagu-Howard from Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire sent us this photo of his sons Reuben and Iago. Reuben (l) chose Tintin, and Iago (r) chose Captain Haddock.
Image copyright Stacey Birrell
Image caption Stacey Birrell's son Connor is pictured dressed as the Gruffalo as he sets off for school at Peebles, Scottish Borders
Image copyright Guille-Allès Library
Image caption Teachers and librarians also entered into the spirit of World Book Day. Cornelia James sent us this photo of library assistant Kay Edwards dressed up as Peter Pan at the Guille-Allès Library, Guernsey
Image copyright Twitter/ BeccaBee
Image caption BeccaBee posted this photo on Twitter of Isadora, aged 7, dressed as Laura Ingalls Wilder from Little House on the Prairie
Image copyright Megan Ward
Image caption Megan Ward from Myton School, Warwick, sent this photo of herself and friend Agatha as Mog the Cat (Meg and Mog books) and Effie Trinket (The Hunger Games).
Image copyright Nicky Miller
Image caption Nicky Miller from Birmingham took this photo of her daughters Katie, aged 10, dressed as Saucepan Man from the Faraway Tree stories , and Lucy, aged 7, as Matilda

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