It was all strictly by the book when little readers at two schools in Dunstable turned into costumed characters for a special day.
For pupils at St Augustine’s Academy and Watling Lower School thoroughly enjoyed dressing-up fun to mark World Book Day.
At Watling Lower, there were book token prizes for the best costumes.
Staff also picked out their favourite children’s books to read aloud, and pupils could sit in on the storytime session of their choice.
Children at St Augustine’s Academy also enjoyed dressing up and listening to oft-told tales.
Literacy co-ordinator Linda Kitchener said: “It has been marvellous to see them so enthusiastic with their literacy learning.
“The children’s eagerness to participate is a testament to our late principal’s commitment to the sheer joy of learning.”