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World Book Day hits Batley!

A dog that turned out to be a wolf and a naughty little sister helped bring World Book Day to life for children at a Batley school.

Author Emma Barnes spent the day leading workshops at Carlinghow Princess Royal School as part of their day-long event to celebrate books and reading last Thursday.

Warwick Road pupils celebrate World Book Day.

Warwick Road pupils celebrate World Book Day.

Emma opened the event with an assembly then used her published books Wolfie and Wild Thing to encourage and inspire pupils at the junior and infant school to use their love of reading to help them become better writers.

Pupils dressed up as their favourite book characters – everyone from Alice in Wonderland and the Wicked Witch from Hansel and Gretel, to Harry Potter and the Skeleton from Funny Bones made an appearance.

Ms Barnes also picked out the winners of the best-dressed girl and boy competition: Tyler Blakeley, six, as Pinochhio, and Erin Little, 10, as the scarecrow from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Warwick Road School also got into the spirit as characters from beloved childhood stories were spotted, as pupils and staff made to effort to come dressed in their favourite book characters.

Children were surprised as classrooms were transformed into scenes from their chosen book.

There were many more costumes on show at events throughout the area, with plenty of proud parents sending their snaps in to share with our readers.