World Book Day has taken over social media today (March 3) as many of our favourite book characters walk into school.
This year we have seen fairytale classics from the Gingerbread Man, Little Red Riding Hood and the full range of princesses.
There are also many well-loved author’s creations, from Roald Dahl’s Matila to The Twits; David Walliams’ Gangster Granny, Beatrix Potter’s wonderful stories of Peter Rabbit, and let us not forget Julia Donaldson’s Stickman, Gruffalo, and many more tales.
This year marks World Book Day’s 25th anniversary in the UK and Ireland, and celebrates the importance of reading for pleasure for children.
The organisation says that reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator for success in life - more than family circumstances, educational background, or income.
Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference to their future success.
We have chosen a random selection out of over 100 submissions as Bassetlaw celebrates another year of World Book Day.