World Book Day pictures 2014

Young bookworms jumped into the world of stories and facts.

Schools around the area celebrated World Book Day, which was held on Thursday, March 6, although some of the schools elected to dress up at the end of the week rather than on the day itself.

Maple Tree Lower School

Maple Tree Lower School

The aim was to interest more pupils in reading for fun.

Watch our slideshow to see pictures by our photographer and by readers.