Sidmouth celebrates World Book Day 2019

The staff at Sidmouth College in the World Book Day spirit dressed as characters from How To Train Y

The staff at Sidmouth College in the World Book Day spirit dressed as characters from How To Train Your Dragon. Picture: Charlotte Pollentine - Credit: Archant

Why not try our World Book Day quiz while you glance through our gallery?

Popular fictional characters have been brought to life across the Sid Valley today in honour of World Book Day.

Children from as young as 11 months have dressed up as their favourite heroes, heroines and creatures for the annual event, celebrated in schools across the country.

Witches, wizards, Gruffalo and dragons are just some of the many costumes that have been worn today to mark the 22nd annual World Book Day.

The event was started to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and offered the opportunity to pick up a book of their own.

Cordelia, nine, was inspired by the Harry Potter series for her costume. Picture: Andrea Gliddon

Cordelia, nine, was inspired by the Harry Potter series for her costume. Picture: Andrea Gliddon - Credit: Archant


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Wesley, five, is the controller from the Polar Express. Picture: Andrea Gliddon

Wesley, five, is the controller from the Polar Express. Picture: Andrea Gliddon - Credit: Archant

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Wizard of Oz are the inspiration for these World Book Day costumes.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Wizard of Oz are the inspiration for these World Book Day costumes. Picture: Emma Mullenger - Credit: Archant

You're a wizard Zach, the youngster is one of many dressing up as Harry Potter this World Book Day.

You're a wizard Zach, the youngster is one of many dressing up as Harry Potter this World Book Day. Picture: Claire Rush - Credit: Archant

11 month old Scarlett dresses up from That's Not My Witch. Picture: Hannah Wright

11 month old Scarlett dresses up from That's Not My Witch. Picture: Hannah Wright - Credit: Archant

Toby Hodgson as Zog. Picture: Gemma Hodgson

Toby Hodgson as Zog. Picture: Gemma Hodgson - Credit: Archant

Jasper Nichols as The Gruffalo. Picture: Contributed

Jasper Nichols as The Gruffalo. Picture: Contributed - Credit: Archant

Freyja here is a fierce dinosaur from tryrannosaurus drip. Picture: Claire Rush

Freyja here is a fierce dinosaur from tryrannosaurus drip. Picture: Claire Rush - Credit: Archant

Poppy, six, is Dr Suess Cat in the Hat. Picture: Laura Southcott

Poppy, six, is Dr Suess Cat in the Hat. Picture: Laura Southcott - Credit: Archant

Alfie, nine, as David Walliam's Gangsta Granny. Picture: Laura Southcott

Alfie, nine, as David Walliam's Gangsta Granny. Picture: Laura Southcott - Credit: Archant

Mason, 10, as Diamond Steve and Harry, eight, as boy wizard Harry Potter Picture: Gemma Bailey

Mason, 10, as Diamond Steve and Harry, eight, as boy wizard Harry Potter Picture: Gemma Bailey - Credit: Archant

Isabelle dresses up as a singing mermaid. Picture: Contributed

Isabelle dresses up as a singing mermaid. Picture: Contributed - Credit: Archant

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