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All this and Kipper too for Book Day

PUBLISHED: 17:49 12 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:44 06 July 2010

PRINCESSES, pirates, fairies and superheroes have been a familiar sight in Waveney last week as children celebrated World Book Day.

At Gisleham Middle School, pupils were joined by their teachers as they attended school dressed as their favourite character from a book.

PRINCESSES, pirates, fairies and superheroes have been a familiar sight in Waveney last week as children celebrated World Book Day.

At Gisleham Middle School, pupils were joined by their teachers as they attended school dressed as their favourite character from a book.

That was one of a series of events across Waveney this week as schools and libraries joined in the widespread celebration of literature and reading, leading up to World Book day on Thursday last week.

Dell Primary School in Lowestoft held a dressing up day on Tuesday. All of the children from nursery to year four attended school dressed as a character from a book, which they took in with them.

The teachers and teaching assistants also joined in, reading extracts from their books.

Lowestoft Library welcomed much-loved book character Kipper on Wednesday as part of their free weekly Bookstart sessions for babies and pre-school children and their parents or carers.

Suffolk Libraries also promoted an initiative to encourage reading to older children, recommending 10 quick reads.

Among these was Hello Mum, a tough talking story told through the voice of a 14 year old boy. The author Bernardine Evaristo will be appearing at Oulton Broad and Lowestoft libraries, and Lowestoft College on March 23.

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