World Book Day 2020: Colourful costumes as South Tyneside's children channel favourite characters

A celebration of stories and reading has taken place across South Tyneside for World Book Day, marked on Thursday, March 5.

Thursday, 5th March 2020, 4:20 pm
Happy World Book Day!

Children across the borough have been letting their creative flags fly, donning costumes to pay homage to their favourite characters from beloved stories. And we’ve been loving your pictures! Families have really been putting in the effort with this year's outfits and here are some of our favourite photographs so far. See if you can spot your little bookworms in action!

Payton, aged nine.
Ellie, aged 10 and Hannah, aged seven.

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Lenny, aged six months.
Lexi and Charlotte, both aged nine.
Annabelle, aged seven.
Molly, aged one and Ruby, aged three.
Kyra-Jade, aged two.
Finley Short, aged four.
Monica, aged three,
Mason, aged seven.
Joshua, aged four.
Sophie, aged 10.
Ava Langley, aged nine.
Charlie, aged 10 and Scarlett, aged four.
Kelly Mack said her son's school, in Jarrow, encouraged children to bring in a book, a duvet and a soft toy to make the day all about reading instead of costumes.