SLIDESHOW: Hartlepool children celebrate World Book Day

You have come up with some novel costumes today to celebrate World Book Day.

Here's just a selection of the pictures you have sent us today from activities taking place at schools and nurseries throughout Hartlepool and East Durham.

Jack Robinson, nine, as Oliver Twist.

Jack Robinson, nine, as Oliver Twist.

Thanks for sharing them with us and don't worry if yours hasn't appeared yet as we'll be publishing more very soon.

Please check what you have sent us to ensure that your child's full name appears on your message. If not then go back in and add the missing detail underneath your original message.