WIZARDS, princesses, Disney characters and dinosaurs will appear in classrooms all over the town next month when World Book Day is staged.

After two years of the event being held under lockdown conditions because of the pandemic, it’s full steam ahead for this year’s celebration - and we want to see all your photos for a special gallery.

Created by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation 27 years ago, World Book Day promotes the idea of reading for pleasure, especially for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The first celebration in the UK was in 1997, which means March 3 will be the 25th anniversary for British schools.

Founder Baroness Gail Rebuck, said: “We wanted to do something to reposition reading and our message is the same today as it was then – that reading is fun, relevant, accessible, ex citing, and has the power to transform lives.”

According to UNESCO spending just 10 minutes in a day reading with children can make a real difference to their futures.

If your child is taking part in a World Book Day event send your picture to us below or email james.richings@newsquest.co.uk including their name, age and school.

Community answers

Did your children dress up for World Book Day?

"Send us your best photos from World Book Day - and they may be featured in the newspaper!"

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From Ed Tang

What is the first name and age of those included in pictures?Otto Tang, 4, and Ed Tang, 37

Did your children dress up for World Book Day?

Bucks Free Press: Otto and Ed Tang on World Book Day as Funny Bones skeletonsOtto and Ed Tang on World Book Day as Funny Bones skeletons UGC (contributions)
Bucks Free Press: Otto and the skeleton dogOtto and the skeleton dog UGC (contributions)

From Claire Matthews

What is the first name and age of those included in pictures?Jessica-Ava Houghton

Did your children dress up for World Book Day?

Bucks Free Press: Jessica Ava age three. Off for a fun World Book Day at Nursery.Jessica Ava age three. Off for a fun World Book Day at Nursery. UGC (contributions)

From Mikela Upton

What is the first name and age of those included in pictures?Florence age 9

Did your children dress up for World Book Day?

Bucks Free Press: Florence went as Arrietty (The Borrowers) in a homemade costume.Florence went as Arrietty (The Borrowers) in a homemade costume. UGC (contributions)

From Nasir Khan

What is the first name and age of those included in pictures?Zirwa, 5 years

Did your children dress up for World Book Day?

Bucks Free Press: Just one more hugJust one more hug UGC (contributions)

From Katy Thomson

What is the first name and age of those included in pictures?Isla-May Thomson Age 8

Did your children dress up for World Book Day?

Bucks Free Press: Introducing Cruella De VilIntroducing Cruella De Vil UGC (contributions)

From Mrs clarke

What is the first name and age of those included in pictures?Nathan 6

Did your children dress up for World Book Day?

Bucks Free Press: Ninja turtleNinja turtle UGC (contributions)

From Lesley Godwin

What is the first name and age of those included in pictures?Marsh Infant and Nursery School set up cosy reading areas for parents to enjoy stories and hot chocolate with their child.

Did your children dress up for World Book Day?

Bucks Free Press: 90 parents attended a presentation about reading and then visited beautifully set up classrooms to relax and immerse their children in the joy of books.90 parents attended a presentation about reading and then visited beautifully set up classrooms to relax and immerse their children in the joy of books. UGC (contributions)