See pictures of your children dressed up for World Book day at Suffolk schools

Melissa and Jessica Greenstreet as Alice and the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland for World Book

Melissa and Jessica Greenstreet as Alice and the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland for World Book Day at Whitehouse School in Ipswich. Picture: Sam Greenstreet - Credit: Archant

It’s World Book Day today and we’re looking for your pictures celebrating the big day.

Bliss Wilson from Dale Hall Primary School dressed as Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series for

Bliss Wilson from Dale Hall Primary School dressed as Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series for World Book Day. Picture: Penny Wilson - Credit: Archant

Schools across the county are letting their pupils go wild with creative costumes of their favourite book characters – with Harry Potter, Matilda and the Mad Hatter among those venturing to school.

Broke Hall Primary School student Sienna Brunning dressed as Matilda for World Book Day. Picture: Em

Broke Hall Primary School student Sienna Brunning dressed as Matilda for World Book Day. Picture: Emma Brunning - Credit: Archant

Teachers are also being encouraged to get into the literary spirit with their costumes, and we’re putting together a special online gallery of all your fabulous creations, so if you’re all decked out send your pictures here.

Broke Hall Primary School pupil Ethan Brunning dressed as his favourite character Stick Man for Worl

Broke Hall Primary School pupil Ethan Brunning dressed as his favourite character Stick Man for World Book Day. Picture: Emma Brunning - Credit: Archant

World Book Day is a national event, which this year is celebrating its 20th anniversary. It aims to encourage, celebrate and appreciate reading for everyone.

Georgia Fortnum-Adams, seven , from Dale Hall Primary School dressed as Cruella De Vil from 101 dalm

Georgia Fortnum-Adams, seven , from Dale Hall Primary School dressed as Cruella De Vil from 101 dalmations for World Book Day. Picture: Rachel Fortnum-Adams - Credit: Archant

Youngsters are given special book tokens to put towards a story of their choice, or they can enjoy one of ten exclusive books each year released for the occasion.

Jack Johnson, five, dressed as Stick Man for World Book Day

Jack Johnson, five, dressed as Stick Man for World Book Day - Credit: Archant

A host of events are often held by bookstores, libraries, authors and publishers, all with the aim of putting the spotlight on reading.

Keira Bole dressed as a Shopkin Strawberry Kiss for World Book day. Picture: Carly Bole

Keira Bole dressed as a Shopkin Strawberry Kiss for World Book day. Picture: Carly Bole - Credit: Archant

Chloe Lambert, four, goes to Broke Hall Primary School, and is dressed as Goldilocks for World Book

Chloe Lambert, four, goes to Broke Hall Primary School, and is dressed as Goldilocks for World Book Day. Picture: Vicky Brett - Credit: Archant

Six-year-old Jordan Lambert from Broke Hall Primary School in Ipswich dressed as Batman for World Bo

Six-year-old Jordan Lambert from Broke Hall Primary School in Ipswich dressed as Batman for World Book Day. Picture: Vicky Brett - Credit: Archant

Harry Poutney from St helen's Primary School in Ipswich, dressed as Harry Potter for World Book Day.

Harry Poutney from St helen's Primary School in Ipswich, dressed as Harry Potter for World Book Day. Picture: Kate Whitmore - Credit: Archant

Isla Lambert (left) as Matilda and Layla Lambert as the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, from Broke

Isla Lambert (left) as Matilda and Layla Lambert as the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, from Broke Hall Primary School in Ipswich on World Book Day. Picture: Rachel King - Credit: Archant

Darci Compton, five, dressed as Angelina Ballerina for World Book Day. Picture: Sabrina Compton

Darci Compton, five, dressed as Angelina Ballerina for World Book Day. Picture: Sabrina Compton - Credit: Archant

Ronnie Dixon as the Boy in a Dress for World Book Day. Picture: Aimee Wright

Ronnie Dixon as the Boy in a Dress for World Book Day. Picture: Aimee Wright - Credit: Archant

Evie Kelly from Capel Primary School dressed as Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series for World

Evie Kelly from Capel Primary School dressed as Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series for World Book Day. - Credit: Archant

• On March 14 we will be publishing a special pull-out and keep supplement with more than a hundred school photos taken across Ipswich and wider Suffolk.

Frazer Hardman from St Mark's Roman Catholic Primary School dressed as Super Potato for World Book D

Frazer Hardman from St Mark's Roman Catholic Primary School dressed as Super Potato for World Book Day. Picture: Sharne Hardman - Credit: Archant

Katherine Idehen dressed as Lady from Lady and the Tramp for World Book Day. Picture: Ginny Idehen

Katherine Idehen dressed as Lady from Lady and the Tramp for World Book Day. Picture: Ginny Idehen - Credit: Archant

Lili-Mai Compton, seven, dressed for World Book Day. Picture: Sabrina Compton

Lili-Mai Compton, seven, dressed for World Book Day. Picture: Sabrina Compton - Credit: Archant

Ben Howlett from Capel St Mary CEVC Primary School dressed as Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter ser

Ben Howlett from Capel St Mary CEVC Primary School dressed as Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter series for World Book Day. Picture: Michelle Howlett - Credit: Archant

Left to right: Katelyn Simmonds, eight, Tilly Smith, seven, Jessie Smith, seven and Harley Smith, ei

Left to right: Katelyn Simmonds, eight, Tilly Smith, seven, Jessie Smith, seven and Harley Smith, eight, dress up as Peter Pan characters for World Book Day. Picture: Kelly Simmonds - Credit: Archant

Laura Whinney with her son

Laura Whinney with her son - Credit: Archant

Kyle Seymour as Where's Wally from Gorseland Primary School. Picture: SAM SEYMOUR

Kyle Seymour as Where's Wally from Gorseland Primary School. Picture: SAM SEYMOUR - Credit: Archant

Emily Basford, as Tinkerbell. Emily is 3 and attends Springfield Nursery in Ipswich. Picture: CARRIE

Emily Basford, as Tinkerbell. Emily is 3 and attends Springfield Nursery in Ipswich. Picture: CARRIE BASFORD - Credit: Archant

Caitlin & Evie Kent, St Mark's Catholic Primary School. Picture: CLAIRE KENT

Caitlin & Evie Kent, St Mark's Catholic Primary School. Picture: CLAIRE KENT - Credit: Archant

Alana and Isaiah Moore as Little Red Riding Hood and a Ghostbuster. Picture: NIKKI MOORE

Alana and Isaiah Moore as Little Red Riding Hood and a Ghostbuster. Picture: NIKKI MOORE - Credit: Archant