Send us your pictures for World Book Day

Alfie Waites, 5, from Marsh Green Primary, Dagenham, as Captain America

Alfie Waites, 5, from Marsh Green Primary, Dagenham, as Captain America - Credit: Archant

An army of Harry Potters, white rabbits and superheroes will arrive in schools across the borough to celebrate the joys of reading.

Kayleigh Heath, 4, from Village Infants School, Dagenham, as Goldilocks with her three bears

Kayleigh Heath, 4, from Village Infants School, Dagenham, as Goldilocks with her three bears - Credit: Archant

The costumed fun will mark World Book Day, the annual event to highlight the importance of children reading and loving books.

Students across Barking and Dagenham will come to school dressed as their favourite fictional character.

Here at the Post we will be collecting your pictures for World Book Day, either taken at school or at home, so your great costumes can be featured in your local paper.

Send your pictures to adam.barnett@archant.co.uk or post them on our Facebook page.

Roxanne Kirby, 4, Rush Green School in Dagenham, as Red Riding Hood

Roxanne Kirby, 4, Rush Green School in Dagenham, as Red Riding Hood - Credit: Archant