IT'S that time of year again when children head to school dressed in weird and wonderful costumes.

World Book Day is perhaps one of the biggest celebrations of books and reading for pleasure across the globe.

There will be a wide range of activities across the district to encourage children to celebrate and discover their local library and reading.

Read more: World Book Day events near me

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council's Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, said: "There are lots of events taking place in our libraries this year to celebrate World Book Day and get children passionate about books. It is a great chance to promote reading and a love of books."

One of the big appeals of the annual festival is playing dress up with many children ready to become their favourite book character for the day.

But which books and people did our pupils pick? 

Share your photos and stories below for the ultimate World Book Day gallery...

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Mildred the Worst Witch

Mildred the Worst Witch
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Willy Wonka and Mario

Willy Wonka and Mario
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Stick man Oscar

Stick man Oscar
Louisa Stephens

My grandson Steven Darling

My grandson Steven Darling
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Alfie 11 & Bobby-Joe 10 cousins from Idle as Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum for world book day 2020

Alfie 11 & Bobby-Joe 10 cousins from Idle as Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum for world book day 2020
Hayley Green

TRINITY ALL SAINTS PRIMARY SCHOOL celebrated World Book Day this year using 'Tuesday,' a book by David Weisner. Children from nursery through to year 6 had a great day pretending to be detectives, interrogating the characters from the story and writing fantastic news reports about the evidence that they collected. We even had frog cakes for lunch!

TRINITY ALL SAINTS PRIMARY SCHOOL celebrated World Book Day this year using 'Tuesday,' a book by David Weisner. Children from nursery through to year 6 had a great day pretending to be detectives, interrogating the characters from the story and writing fantastic news reports about the evidence that they collected. We even had frog cakes for lunch!
Donna Russell
TRINITY ALL SAINTS PRIMARY SCHOOL celebrated World Book Day this year using 'Tuesday,' a book by David Weisner. Children from nursery through to year 6 had a great day pretending to be detectives, interrogating the characters from the story and writing fantastic news reports about the evidence that they collected. We even had frog cakes for lunch!
Donna Russell
TRINITY ALL SAINTS PRIMARY SCHOOL celebrated World Book Day this year using 'Tuesday,' a book by David Weisner. Children from nursery through to year 6 had a great day pretending to be detectives, interrogating the characters from the story and writing fantastic news reports about the evidence that they collected. We even had frog cakes for lunch!
Donna Russell
TRINITY ALL SAINTS PRIMARY SCHOOL celebrated World Book Day this year using 'Tuesday,' a book by David Weisner. Children from nursery through to year 6 had a great day pretending to be detectives, interrogating the characters from the story and writing fantastic news reports about the evidence that they collected. We even had frog cakes for lunch!
Donna Russell

Ella Rose, 8, as the lonely Giraffe.

Ella Rose, 8, as the lonely Giraffe.
Helen James

Isla, 2 excited to dress up as as Goldilocks for her first World Book Day at Pre-School :)

Isla, 2 excited to dress up as as Goldilocks for her first World Book Day at Pre-School :)
Becki Scholefield
Isla, 2 excited to dress up as as Goldilocks for her first World Book Day at Pre-School :)
Becki Scholefield

Nikola as Princesse Belle

Nikola as Princesse  Belle
Nikola T

Photo of my Twinnies Aizah & Faizah Rehman ready to attend Strong Close School in Keighley

Photo of my Twinnies Aizah & Faizah Rehman ready to attend Strong Close School in Keighley
Maqbool Rehman

Kier, 4 years old, dressed as Buzz Lightyear

Kier, 4 years old, dressed as Buzz Lightyear
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Zarah Bailey as Hermione Granger and also reading snow white out side while being light painted

Zarah Bailey as Hermione Granger and also reading snow white out side while being light painted
Philip Bailey
Zarah Bailey as Hermione Granger and also reading snow white out side while being light painted
Philip Bailey

Noah and Pippa Birchall. Captain America and What the Ladybird Heard

Noah and Pippa Birchall. Captain America and What the Ladybird Heard
Allison Birchall
Noah and Pippa Birchall. Captain America and What the Ladybird Heard
Allison Birchall

Austin dressed has baby bear from Goldilocks

Austin dressed has baby bear from Goldilocks
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My beautiful daughter Zunairah xxx

My beautiful daughter Zunairah xxx
Zunairah Haroon

To avoid adding another Harry Potter costume to the 'worn once' collection we hand-crafted our own.... Muhammad Tai (age 9) The Saucepan Man from Magic Faraway Tree

To avoid adding another Harry Potter costume to the 'worn once' collection  we hand-crafted our own.... Muhammad Tai (age 9) The Saucepan Man from Magic Faraway Tree
Safina TAI

My boys no bot the robot and monkey puzzle

My boys no bot the robot and monkey puzzle
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My boys no bot the robot and monkey puzzle
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