Entering into the spirit

    St Augustine's School

    Hundreds of children across Tunbridge Wells took part in World Book Day dressing up as their favourite characters from much loved books.

    The annual event, now in its 19th year, took place on March 3rd. It’s the biggest celebration of authors, illustrators and reading for children and happens in over 100 countries all over the world.

    Pupils came to school dressed up in all manner of literary inspired fancy dress outfits. Harry Potter, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and Where’s Wally all made special ‘appearances’ in the town’s primary school classrooms in order to mark the fun-filled day which aims to get more children reading and enjoying books.

    Fourteen million special £1 National Book Tokens are given out to schools to mark the event and encourage children to explore the pleasure of reading. Each year a variety of books are featured in order to showcase the diversity of quality writing and illustrating talent in the UK.

    World Book Day books:

    • Kipper’s Visitor  by Mick Inkpen (Hodder Children’s Books)
    • Supertato: Hap-pea Ever After by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet (Simon & Schuster Children’s Books)
    • Daisy and the Trouble With Jack by Kes Gray (Red Fox)
    • The Great Mouse Plot by Roald Dahl & Quentin Blake (Puffin)
    • Welcome to the World of Norm by Jonathan Meres (Orchard)
    • Star Wars: Adventures in Space by Cavan Scott (Egmont)
    • The Boy Who Could Do What He Liked by David Baddiel (HarperCollins)
    • Harper and the Sea of Secrets by Cerrie Burnell & Laura Ellen Anderson (Scholastic)
    • Spot the Difference by Juno Dawson (Hot Key)
    • Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell (Macmillan Children’s Books)

    The £1 Book Token can be exchanged for one of the ten specially published World Book Day £1 books, or is redeemable against any book or audio book of their choice costing £2.99 or more at a participating bookshop or book club. The World Book Day £1 Book Token will be valid until Sunday 27th March 2016.

    For more information on World Book Day visit www.worldbookday.com