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World Book Day 2017 in Kent: send us your pictures

By Angela Cole

From Mad Hatters to Harry Potters and Willy Wonkas - they'll all be heading off to school today as Kent celebrates World Book Day.

Children and teachers across the county will be dressed as their favourite book characters for the national celebration.

World Book Day is held every year to celebrate the magic of stories and pictures, and to show just how much fun books and reading can be.

 

Here are some of your fantastic costumes.

Riley Bungay, five, dressed up as Peter Pan

Riley Bungay, five, dressed up as Peter Pan

Isobel as Tinkerbell

Isobel as Tinkerbell

Victoria Carling sent in this image of her daughter

Victoria Carling sent in this image of her daughter

Molly Dyer and her pals and their version of UP!

Molly Dyer and her pals and their version of UP!

Chloe and Freddie Hickmott as the worst witch and merlin the wizard

Chloe and Freddie Hickmott as the worst witch and merlin the wizard

Charlotte aged 6, dressed as Cindy Lou Who from 'How the Grinch stole Christmas'

Charlotte aged 6, dressed as Cindy Lou Who from 'How the Grinch stole Christmas'

Cousin Elliott (White Rabbit) and Finlay (Gruffalo) dressed up at Barnsole School

Cousin Elliott (White Rabbit) and Finlay (Gruffalo) dressed up at Barnsole School

Stanley aged 6 dressed as Oliver Twist

Stanley aged 6 dressed as Oliver Twist

Tommy aged 10 dressed as Diary of a wimpy kid.

Tommy aged 10 dressed as Diary of a wimpy kid.

Jonathan Harrison as a scary Dalek

Jonathan Harrison as a scary Dalek

Megan Davis off to teach at school as Mary Poppins

Megan Davis off to teach at school as Mary Poppins

Hollie Howland Canterbury primary school year 6

Hollie Howland Canterbury primary school year 6

 Ava dressed as her favourite character Little Nutbrown Hare from the book 'Guess how much I love you'

Ava dressed as her favourite character Little Nutbrown Hare from the book 'Guess how much I love you'

Lewis, age 8, as Where's Wally

Lewis, age 8, as Where's Wally

Caitlyn Hutson age 6 as the mad hatter

Caitlyn Hutson age 6 as the mad hatter

Max and Toby Townsend-blazier ready for world book day today

Max and Toby Townsend-blazier ready for world book day today

Phoebe is Rainbow Dash from My Little Pony

Phoebe is Rainbow Dash from My Little Pony

Lilly Howard, aged 11, from St. Andrews School in Rochester, dressed as Hermione Granger from Harry Potter

Lilly Howard, aged 11, from St. Andrews School in Rochester, dressed as Hermione Granger from Harry Potter

Urban Jack Hay Age 10 as Gangsta Granny

Urban Jack Hay Age 10 as Gangsta Granny

Urban Jack Hay Age 10 as Gangsta Granny

Urban Jack Hay Age 10 as Gangsta Granny

James Taylor as the Mad Hatter from Year 4 at Broadwater Down Primary School in Tunbridge Wells

James Taylor as the Mad Hatter from Year 4 at Broadwater Down Primary School in Tunbridge Wells

Seth Davey dressed as Willy Wonka. His school, Callis Grange nursery and infant school in St Peters, broadstairs are honouring Roald Dahl

Seth Davey dressed as Willy Wonka. His school, Callis Grange nursery and infant school in St Peters, broadstairs are honouring Roald Dahl

Oscar Malone as Harry O Hay

Oscar Malone as Harry O Hay

Dylan, Jayden, Connor and Mason getting ready for school

Dylan, Jayden, Connor and Mason getting ready for school

Phoebe Jolly from Rochester as Alice in Wonderland

Phoebe Jolly from Rochester as Alice in Wonderland

We love the expression on the dog's face! Grandpa from David Walliams' book Grandpa's Great Escape

We love the expression on the dog's face! Grandpa from David Walliams' book Grandpa's Great Escape

Oliver is Nigel Nit Boy (David Walliams worlds worst children) aged 7 and Lucy is Kitty Lacey the fairytale hairdresser aged 5! From Maidstone

Oliver is Nigel Nit Boy (David Walliams worlds worst children) aged 7 and Lucy is Kitty Lacey the fairytale hairdresser aged 5! From Maidstone

Five-year old Thomas Bailey as Fantastic Mr Fox

Five-year old Thomas Bailey as Fantastic Mr Fox

Teachers from Great Chart Primary School in Ashford dressed up as different versions of 'Where's Wally'

Teachers from Great Chart Primary School in Ashford dressed up as different versions of 'Where's Wally?'

Amanda Stewart as hellboy and her son Charlie Maskell as a transformer

Amanda Stewart as hellboy and her son Charlie Maskell as a transformer

Viva as Little Red Riding Hood and her brother Fox as a farmer!

Viva as Little Red Riding Hood and her brother Fox as a farmer!

Joe as Darth Vader and Tommy as Chase for world book day at Barnsole School

Joe as Darth Vader and Tommy as Chase for world book day at Barnsole School

Bailey Barnett as the White Rabbit

Bailey Barnett as the White Rabbit

Leona as Dorothy and Tristan as Harry Potter

Leona as Dorothy and Tristan as Harry Potter

Harrison enjoys dressing up for the book day. Picture Maria Reynolds

Harrison enjoys dressing up for the book day. Picture: Maria Reynolds

Harry Potter Extraordinaire - Stephen Wright, from St Laurence Junior Academy, Ramsgate

Harry Potter Extraordinaire - Stephen Wright, from St Laurence Junior Academy, Ramsgate

Kelsie Breden as Tinkerbell

Kelsie Breden as Tinkerbell

George Maley as Fantastic Mr Fox

George Maley as Fantastic Mr Fox

Rubi-Hataw Mohammad age 4 - Little red riding hood , Rhyanna mohammad age 10 as a knight

Rubi-Hataw Mohammad age 4 - Little red riding hood , Rhyanna mohammad age 10 as a knight

Lola-Fay RyanRoberts dressing up for World Book Day At Creative Play Nursery

Lola-Fay RyanRoberts dressing up for World Book Day At Creative Play Nursery

Maddie Sharpe, age 6, as Alice in Wonderland.

Maddie Sharpe, age 6, as Alice in Wonderland.

The staff at Phoenix Primary in Ashford

The staff at Phoenix Primary in Ashford

Emma-rose as Luna Lovegood at Dartford Science and Technology College

Emma-rose as Luna Lovegood at Dartford Science and Technology College

Tyler and Tayo dressed up as where's wally and Dennis the Menace for world book day at Barnsole School

Tyler and Tayo dressed up as where's wally and Dennis the Menace for world book day at Barnsole School

Sue Kearns sent in this picture of Charlie as Where's Wally.

Sue Kearns sent in this picture of Charlie as Where's Wally.

Haidon as Willy Wonka and Harley as Gruffalo. Picture Joanne Streatfield

Haidon as Willy Wonka and Harley as Gruffalo. Picture: Joanne Streatfield

Lily-Mai as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz

Lily-Mai as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz

Jessica Sturrock. Year 7 and 8 are dressing up at St Simon Stock, and having a tea party for charity

Jessica Sturrock. Year 7 and 8 are dressing up at St Simon Stock, and having a tea party for charity

And this year is special as it is the 20th anniversary of the event.

We want to see your costumes.

Above, we publish some of the first to be sent to us today - and they're fantastic!

 

Send us your pictures by emailing news@thekmgroup.co.uk, or tag us in on Twitter @Kent_Online

World Book Day 2017

World Book Day 2017

Since World Book Day began in 1997, more than 275 million book tokens have been given away.

For details of the day, visit worldbookday.com

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