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Gallery: More than 80 of your photos from World Book Day 2024

Scroll through our World Book Day snaps and see if you can spot any familiar faces under the make-up and masks.

We received some great submissions from young book-lovers this year. Here's how you celebrated World Book Day 2024. Image: supplied/DC Thomson
We received some great submissions from young book-lovers this year. Here's how you celebrated World Book Day 2024. Image: supplied/DC Thomson

World Book Day 2024 was a rousing success, with pupils from all across the north and north-east donning costumes and transforming into their favourite characters.

From Harry Potter and Willy Wonka to Paddington Bear and Matilda, this year’s costumes spanned the full range of kids’ literature.

We’re collecting your submitted snaps throughout the day to show off the creative young readers in our local schools. Scroll through and see if you spot any familiar faces under the makeup and masks.

World Book Day 2024 gallery

Two-year-old Mitchell as Willy Wonka. Image: supplied
Three-year-old Ruben Donald with his golden ticket. Image: supplied
Three-year-old Cole as Alvin from Alvin and the Chipmunks. Image: supplied
Stephanie, 4, and Daniel, 9. Image: supplied
Some schools chose to come in their pyjamas, ready to hear some stories. Image: supplied
Six-year-old Deacon’s school chose to dress as a word from the dictionary – he chose ‘doctor’. Image: supplied
Sienna, 5, as Matilda. Image: supplied
Riley, 5 as Pikachu. Image: supplied
Presley, 6, Dakota, 5 and Orlando, 9. Image: supplied
Cosima Gaarn-Donaldson, 10 months. Image: Jordon & Josefine Donaldson
Oakley, six months, was inspired by his favourite book ‘That?s Not My Monkey’. Image: supplied
Natalie Ballantyne’s kids as Little Red Riding Hood and Willy Wonka. Image: supplied
Kadie Owen is donning a splendid ensemble that radiates elegance and style. Image: Ellie Lings
Lily and Lola, both 8, took their inspiration from Alice in Wonderland. Image: supplied
Lewis, 4, was Thomas the Tank Engine. Image: supplied
Junior, 5, and Olivia, 4 as Peter Pan and Tinkerbell. Image: supplied
Harlo, 7, was inspired by her favourite book Ruby’s Worry. Image: supplied
Grace, 3, as Little red Riding Hood. Image: supplied
Full marks for these two sisters’ World Book Day costume efforts. Image: supplied
Ethan, 8, as Spiderman. Image: supplied
Elliot, 5, as the Gingerbread Man. Image: supplied
Dylan, 6, as Spiderman. Image: supplied
Demi-Leigh, 4, is Minnie Mouse. Image: supplied
Debbie Gerrard’s son as Batman. Image: supplied
Charlie Baillie, 8, on his way to school as Zog the Dragon. Image: supplied
Cameron, 5, as Paddington (with a marmalade sandwich in his hat for emergencies). Image: supplied
Brooklyn, 7. Image: supplied
Alfie, 3, as Paddington Bear. Image: supplied
Alannah, 7, as Veruca Salt from Willy Wonka. Image: supplied
A Squash and a Squeeze, from the Julia Donaldson book. Image: supplied
A pyjamas day for storytime at Joanne Black’s kids’ school. Image: supplied
A Hobbit for the day. Image: supplied
Aidan Finney, 5, dressed as Stickman. Image: supplied
Albie, 6 weeks, as the very hungry caterpillar. Image: supplied
Another Willy Wonka. Image: supplied
Arlo, 3, as Zog the Dragon. Image: supplied
Belle of the ball. Image: supplied
Brody Watt, 3, as Supertato. Image: supplied
Brooke, 6, as Woody. Image: supplied
Buzz Lightyear. Image: supplied
Caelan, 7, as Billionaire Boy. Image: supplied
Cahlan, 9, as Rocket. Image: supplied
Charlie, 7, as Spaceboy from the David Walliams book. Image: supplied
Cruella De Ville. Image: supplied
Dave Pigeon. Image: supplied
Ella as Peppa Pig and Tyler as the solar system. Image: supplied
Elliana, 4, as Matilda and Lucie, 2, as Goldilocks. Image: supplied
Ellie, 10, as Hermione from Harry Potter. Image: supplied
Four-year-old Carson as Willy Wonka. Image: supplied
Four-year-old Zara went as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz. Image: supplied
Freya, 7, is the witch’s cat, and Eilidh, 6, is Harry Potter. Image: supplied
Grayson, 6, as Charizard. Image: supplied
Harrison, 11, as the armored bear. Image: supplied
Jake, 6, as Grandpa Frank. Image: supplied
Kate is Anne from Famous Five. Image: supplied
Bethany and Galilee love dressing up for world book day. Image: Kimberly Serenio-Urua
Khaleesi, 7, as Flash. Image: supplied
Leon, 6, as The Cat in the Hat. Image: supplied
Luna Lovegood and Peter Rabbit. Image: supplied
Macey, 6, as Enchanto. Image: supplied
Maisie, 11, as an Anime character. Image: supplied
Mason, 5, as the Gingerbread Man. Image: supplied
Milana, 3, dressed as Peter Rabbit. Image: supplied
Miss Trunchbull. Image: supplied
More pyjamas for World Book Day. Image: supplied
Mya, 4, as Little Red Riding Hood. Image: supplied
Nevaeh, 4, as Princess Anna. Image: supplied
Ollie, 9, and Ellie, 8, as Harry Potter and Luna. Image: supplied
Patrick Singer as The Hulk, Rangers fan Georgia White, and Ian White as Woody from Toy Story. Image: supplied
Peyia, 7, as Horrid Henry. Image: supplied
Princess Anna, Pikachu and T-Rex. Image: supplied
Sarah Scott’s sons went to school in pyjamas. Image: supplied
Sleeping Beauty. Image: supplied
Sonic the Hedgehog. Image: supplied
Staff at Peterhead Central School nursery got into the spirit with their Julia Donaldson-themed costumes. Image: supplied
Tabby McTat and Samuel Spratt. Image: supplied
The Cat in the Hat – Orla, 6. Image: supplied
The fearsome Miss Trunchbull from Matilda. Image: supplied
The Scarecrow from Wizard of Oz. Image: supplied
Theo, 4, as Spiderman. Image: supplied
Two-year-old Holly as Belle (of the ball). Image: supplied
Jessica Bowen, 3 months old, dressed as Alice from Alice in Wonderland. Image: Supplied.
Ellie Kerr dressed as Where’s Wally. Image: Debbie Barnham
 Sowmya Chandrasekaran daughters all dressed up for world book day.
Ella Gray dressed up as Violet Beauregarde from Willy Wonka. Image: Debbie Gray
Ronan MacMillan brilliant costume. Image: Raquel Macmillan
Thomas and Mary Ross as characters from Mary Poppins<br />Image: Yvonne Buskie
Karley Dunnett from Wick Caithness. Image: Nikita Bremner
Celebrate the magic of storytelling today and every day Daisy Agar. Image: Gail Agar
A hungry little 12 week old Isla-Rose. Image: Melanie Moncur
The Amazing Adventures of Molly The Elephant. Image: Carey Milne
Millie Beattie dressed up as Dorothy from the Wizard of OZ<br />Image: Emma Beattie
Every book is a door to another world waiting to be opened. Happy World Book Day. Image: Sigita Zaboriene
Demi-Leigh is embracing the spirit of Dorothy: brave, kind, and always ready for adventure! Image: Shannon Stewart
Abbie Webster exploring the magical world of Harry Potter, one page at a time<br />Image: Amanda Flett
Tea parties with the Mad Hatter and adventures with Alice played by Izzy Noble – who’s ready for some storybook fun? Image: Dee Noble
Buckle up, young farmer Andrew! The tractor magazine is gearing up to take you on a wild ride through the world of agriculture! Image: Angela Elphinstone
Golden tickets, chocolate rivers, and Oompa Loompas – the magic of Willy Wonka awaits Ethan!  Image: Aimee Pegram
Wands at the ready! It’s time for some Hogwarts magic. Image: Leo Irving
Cole Stepping into a world of pure imagination as Willy Wonka. Image:  Tracy Small
To infinity and beyond! Lucas McArthur dressed as Buzz Lightyear! Image: Agata Lipinska
James is discovering the magic of farming. Image: Emma Clements
Sophia age 7 and Carter age 2. Image: Shannon Steiner from Inverness.
From mermaid tails to treasures untold, ‘The Little Mermaid’ has it all! Sienna 3 and Allana 4. Image: Natasha Sapsford
Let’s fly a kite and chase our dreams with Mary Poppins played by Emily! Image: Carina Eloff
Lachlan who is dressed as a volcanologist. Image: Lauren Scott
Robyn Douglas is channeling her inner Matilda: curious, clever, and ready for adventure! Image: Dionne Noble
Sonny the Oompa Loompa, straight out of Willy Wonka’s factory, spreads joy and magic. Image: Angela Brown
On World Book Day, let’s celebrate the joy of reading and the wonders found within the pages of our favorite stories. Camryn Burton, Age 6. Image: Georgia Burton
Twins Olivia & Grorge Barnett dressed up for World Book day. Image: Susie Parsley
Hollie 7 and Cardi 5. Image: Yolanda Robertson
In a world of monsters and mice, ‘The Gruffalo’ teaches us bravery and cleverness! Image: Lisa Mitchell
Arran and Ruben Kriel from Aberdeen. Image: Donna Kriel
It’s World Book Day and Rosie Knight is celebrating with ‘The Paper Dolls’! <br />Image: Hayley Knight from Inverness
The magical land of Oz with Izzy. Image:  Rachael May
Celebrate the magic of books with a sprinkle of imagination and a dash of adventure! Image: Jayne Van Rensburg
Milo Fox dressed up for World Book Day. Image: Natasha Bond
Elijah Dalgarno celebrated World Book Day with a stroll through the pages of ‘The Gruffalo’ and its whimsical characters! Image: Shannon Macleod
Who says reading has to be serious? Let’s take a cue from Mr. Bean played by Joey Murphymakes and add some laughter to our books! Image: Amy Ashton
Hop into the world of Beatrix Potter with Peter Rabbit dressed by Logan Beaton. Image: Joanne Stewart
Evelyn Mitchell dressed up for world book day.<br />Image: Gemma Mitchell
Leo, 6 from Aberdeen. Image: Courtney Johnston
Let’s celebrate girl power and friendship with the fierce and fabulous characters of Toy Story this World Book Day! Iona-may Richardson, Age 4. Image: Laura Richardson
Brody Watt as the wolf from the three little pigs. Image: Jasmine Brock
Joshua Masson age 2 as Lightning McQueen. Image: Jacqueline Masson
Jax A-B as Stitch. Image: Jennifer Barrie 
Theo 6 and Odin 3 dressed up for world book day in Aberdeen. Image: Zoe Mullen

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