Slideshow: Youngsters transform themselves for World Book Day

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Scyhools and nurseries across the Grantham area encouraged children to take part in World Book Day last week, a day to celebrate books and the joy of reading.

** Bookworms at Harlaxton Primary School were paid a special visit by author Edward Trayer.

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Under the pen name Billy Bob Buttons, Mr Trayer has written ‘Felicity Brady and the Wizard’s Bookshop’, ‘The Gullfoss Legends’, ‘TOR Assassin Hunter’ and ‘TOR Wolf Rising’.

He talked to the children about his books, and held mini workshops throughout the morning. Before lunch, he signed books for the children.

Meanwhile, pupils were invited to dress up as a favourite book character and bring the relevant story to read.

** Tots at a Grantham nursery were excited to dress up as their favourite book characters.

The little ones at My Nursery were asked to take £1 to raise money while celebrating books and the joy of reading.

** Pupils of National Junior School in Grantham went all out during World Book Week...and so did their teachers.

Following on from last year’s Alice in Wonderland and Treasure Island themes was classic tale Wind in the Willows.

On Thursday, staff and children dressed up as characters from the book, or any other classic novel, with prizes for the best efforts.

But the celebration of reading didn’t end there – the theme ran through the whole week, and included a bookmark-making competition, a visit from storytellers and a travelling book fair, and lots and lots of reading.

Pictured are youngsters dressed to impress, and Year 4 teachers, who made a great effort to join in.

** Children and staff at Belton Lane Primary School in Grantham dressed in a variety of costumes.

Characters from Where’s Wally, Cat in a Hat. Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland were just a few of the many seen at the school.

The children took their favourite books to school and read them to other age groups.

There was storytelling in the library and at the end of the day the children took part in a final assembly, where headteacher Jonathan Mason read to the whole school and each class shared some of their experiences.

** The Three Little Pigs was the focus at Great Ponton Primary School.