In pictures: Chapter one of Burnley children celebrating World Book Day in style

Children across Burnley and Padiham really got into the spirit of World Book Day.

Thursday, 7th March 2019, 2:11 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th March 2019, 3:13 pm
Jolie Forrest (10) as the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland.
Jolie Forrest (10) as the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland.

Parents pulled out all the stops to kit out their youngsters as characters from their favourite books.

From the Mad Hatter and Matilda to Peter Rabbit and Fantastic Mr Fox the children looked fantastic and had fun at school and nursery celebrating some of the world's most popular books.

Violet Sparrow Goldie (22 months) dressed as a troll for World Book Day.
Darcey Hirst (10) dressed as Pippy Longstocking
Brothers Noah (six) and Charlie (four) Hargreaves looked splendid as Peter Rabit and Fantastic Mr Fox
Isobel Parker's character is Nikki from the Dork Diaries
Esmai Hoban (three) chose Little Red Riding Hood as her character for World Book Day.
Emily Rose Lord (three) dressed as the Queen of Hearts
Tommy Wilkinson (who is almost two) loved dressing up as The Hungry Caterpillar.
Ruby Hopkins (10) was Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter books.
Trixie Forrest (four) was Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.
Rosie Beaumont (seven) made the perfect Goldilocks.
Sosha Derbyshire (six) who is dressed as Miss Spider from James and the Giant Peach.
Holly Hope (10) as her favourite character Matilda.
Pupils at Stoneyholme Primary School, Burnley are all ready for World Book Day.
These youngsters at Stoneyholme Primary School looked very colourful in their outfits for World Book Day.
Youngsters at Stoneyholme Primary School chose their favourite characters to dress as for World Book Day.
This smiling pupil enjoyed World Book Day at Stoneyholme Primary School in Burnley.
Students at Burnley's Stoneyholme Primary School get into the spirit of World Book Day.
World Book Day was marked by pupils at Stoneyholme Primary School, Burnley.
This trio at Stoneyholme Primary School in Burnley enjoyed World Book Day.
A marionette joined a princess and a pokemon for World Book Day at Stoneyholme Primary School in Burnley.
Staff and pupils at Christ the King RC Primary loved dressing up for World Book Day
Staff at Christ the King RC Primary School in Burnley took a break for a photo call during World Book Day.
Where's Wally? was the character chosen by Cooper Smith for World Book Day.
Harry Hamer dressed as The Naughty Little Rabbit
Koah Bradley (four) looks magnificent as the beast from Beauty and the Beast