PEOPLE went book barmy in Huddersfield to mark World Book Day.
Events ranged from a Mills and Boon author visiting a group in Fartown through to youngsters dressing up as their favourite book characters and a Huddersfield Giants player praising youngsters who had designed book covers and posters.
Mills And Boon author Susan Stephens dropped into Huddersfield to mark World Book Day.
Susan joined the Birkby into Books Group to hold a workshop for the group members.
The book group then had a go at writing a Mills and Boon style romantic novel with Susan’s expert help at the Birkby and Fartown Library.
Susan’s visit is also part of a Bollywood themed project the group are currently involved in. They have taken part in several sessions and events linking Bollywood movies with classic and popular literature.
The project is funded by the National Institute for Adults Continuing Education (NIACE) as part of the National Year of Reading.
Huddersfield Giants player Tom Hemingway met youngsters at Kirkburton Middle School and presented prizes to those who won competitions to design book covers and posters promoting World Book Day.
The poster winners were Nadia Natur, Emily Cross and Jake Lewis.
The book cover winners were Farid Tanvir, Aleena Sattar and Alice Whelan.
Youngsters dressed up as their favourite characters to celebrate World Book Day.
The children and their teachers at Dryclough Infant School transformed into all manner of story book and nursery rhyme characters for the day.
They became pirates, fairies, superheroes, princesses and villains and took part in a special story-telling assembly where their own characters inspired a performance.
The children then spent time writing stories inspired by their friends’ weird and wonderful costumes.
They also received a World Book Day £1 voucher.
Gill Simpson, the school’s community development worker, said: “The children had a great day and their imaginations really came out.
“It’s a lovely way putting enjoyment back into education and inspiring them to learn.”
Youngsters and staff dressed up as their favourite characters at Little Acorns Nursery in Mirfield.