CHILDREN from around York will be showing off their costumes today as they take part in the World Book Day celebrations from home.

This year is set to be a very different World Book Day, with the majority of children home schooling due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The annual event allows children to dress up as a character from their favourite book.

World Book Day is a registered charity on a mission to give every child and young person a book of their own.

It’s also a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading.

This year is the 24th annual World Book Day.

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