World Book Day is a great excuse for pupils and teachers to dress up, have fun - and celebrate a love of books.

This year's World Book Day took place on Thursday.

Over the years, the Oxford Mail has enjoyed sharing photos of young readers dressed up as their favourite book characters.

You may be a parent working hard to perfect your child's outfit - don't forget to take a photo and send it in, using the link below.

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If you are taking part, we'd love to see your costumes, so please get in touch and send us photos of your outfits and we aim to publish them in a special supplement on Tuesday.

Some parents have already started sending in photos, including Susan Conway from Cowley.

She sent in a photo of daughter Kaiti Farraku, 11, who dressed up as The Max Hatter.

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World Book Day is a charity with the aim to help change children’s lives by making reading together and reading for pleasure a habit for life.

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The organisation says that reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator for success in life - more than family circumstances, educational background, or income.

A spokesperson said earlier: "Sharing stories together for just 10 minutes a day will encourage a love of reading and it’s fun for everyone! You can read together anywhere and everywhere, from breakfast to bedtime! In the park, on the train, on the sofa, on a plane – reading and sharing stories can happen anywhere at any time."

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Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, World Book Day is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.

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This story was written by Andy Ffrench, he joined the team more than 20 years ago and now covers community news across Oxfordshire.

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