From Gangster Grannies to Evil Peas, the children of Winchester went all out for World Book Day 2024. 

On Thursday, March 7, children across the city were encouraged to dress up as their favourite book characters for the day. 

World Book Day is an annual event which celebrates books and reading and has inspired generations of children to read for more than 25 years.

Proud parents have shared photographs of their children in their creative costumes which highlighted their love of literature. 

Take a look at the gallery above which highlights some of our favourites.