HUNDREDS of children enjoyed special events around the Kirklees area to mark World Book Day.
Many dressed up and others enjoyed outings and reading sessions.
Author Livi Michael visited Waterstones bookshop in Huddersfield to talk to children from Headfield CE Junior School, Thornhill Lees, about writing.
Sixty children were treated to a tour of the shop and wrote reviews to recommend books to other readers.
Livi read from her popular books Frank and the Black Hamster of Narkiz and Frank and the Chamber of Fear.
Huddersfield shop manager Clare McGuigan said: "Our aim is to show children how much they can gain from books. Once they develop a passion for reading it will never leave them."
* Pupils at Stile Common Infant School have enjoyed a week full of books.
Parents were invited to join activities, including making giant bookmarks, dressing the children as favourite book characters and visiting Huddersfield Library.
The children were also treated to an evening of bedtime reading when they dressed in their pyjamas and were read stories by candlelight.
Headteacher Dawn Horton said: "It's been a wonderful week, everyone's enjoyed it and it's showed how books can be fun."
* Fifteen students from Royds Hall High School's creative writing group travelled along the Penistone railway line from Huddersfield to Sheffield to learn about travellers' reading habits.
After lunch at Sheffield station, they returned to school to review several books as part of a competition organised with bookstore Ottakers.
* Students from Rastrick High School met children's author Jonathan Stroud.
Mr Stroud visited the Children's Bookshop, Lindley, to talk about his latest novel The Amulet of Samarkand.
* Youngsters from the Little Angels day nursery at Lowerhouses marked the day by dressing up as characters from favourite books.
* At Outlane Junior School, pupils again entered into the fantasy spirit with some wonderful costumes from books.
* Local poet Jez Walsh helped children write their own rhymes as part of Crosland Moor Junior School's celebrations for World Book Day. Jez spent the day working with year three and year six pupils.
Huddersfield Town players Lee Fowler and Phil Senior also visited the school to read with children.
Staff and pupils dressed as characters from their favourite books.