Happy World Book Day!

Today UK children celebrate the weird, wonderful and wacky world of literature by dressing up as their favourite characters.

Thursday, 7th March 2019, 8:51 am
Updated Thursday, 7th March 2019, 8:55 am
Bella Camilleri, 7, a pupil at St. Johns RC Banbury dressed as The Fantastic Mr Fox

The UK's version of World Book Day was launched in 1998 by then Prime Minister Tony Blair at the Globe Theatre in London.

The inaugural event saw several million UK schoolchildren given a £1 World Book Day Book Token which could be redeemed against any book in any UK bookshop.

Leo Camilleri, 4, a pupil at East Street Nursery dresses as Elmer

Designed to encourage children to read more the day is now a much loved event with millions of school children going to school in fancy dress, and the Banbury Guardian wants to see your child's outfit for a retrospective picture spread in next week's edition.

Send your images to [email protected], including name, age, school and character name. Parents must give approval for images of children to be used by the media.