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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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