Youngsters across the Staffordshire Moorlands left their school uniforms at home for the day as they attended classes dressed as their favourite book character.
The fancy dress fun, which took place at schools across the district, was part of the national World Book Day celebrations.
At Leek First School there was a number of Harry Potters, witches, crocodiles, and even Postman Pat walking through the corridors of the East Street school.
Deputy headteacher Sheryl Finney said: "The children have put in a lot of effort for their costumes.
"We had a lovely parade during assembly where everyone guessed what everyone else had come as.
"We have been carrying out work focusing on World Book Day in the classrooms all week, with each class concentrating on a particular book.
"This work will accumulate into a display of each class's work in our school hall."
Pupils at St Leonard's First School in Ipstones also dressed up for the day.
Headteacher David Mellor said: "The children brought their favourite books and talked to the rest of the class about what they really liked about them.
"There were some really creative costumes, from the Gruffalo to Horrid Henry.
"Parents went to a lot of trouble to make sure that the children looked like their story-time heroes."
Bishop Rawle Primary School in Cheadle celebrated World Book Day by focusing its activities for the week on a book called 'Wanted the Perfect Pet'.
On Thursday children dressed up as their favourite characters, and grandparents were invited in to the school to read books with the reception children.
World Book Day at St Edward's First School in Cheddleton saw pupils dressing up as their favourite book characters as well as taking the book into school to share with their classes. At St Luke's Primary School in Endon, pupils were invited to dress up as their favourite book character in return for a donation.
The proceeds are to be used to extend the non-fiction part of the school's library.
Others schools within the Staffordshire Moorlands which took part in the World Book Day celebrations last week included Cheadle Primary, Forsbrook Primary, Greatwood Primary, St Giles Primary, all in the Cheadle area, as well as Blackshaw Moor First School, St John's First School in Wetley Rocks, and Waterhouses Primary School.
Meanwhile, Leek Library hosted a coffee morning on Thursday to recognise the national literature celebrations as well as mark the 125th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Local author Alan Howard was also on hand to sign copies of his book 'The Evolution of an Evangelist' during the brew up.