Schools across the Vale took part in World Book Day this week - with a host of fun events.
Children at Bierton C of E School brought their dads to class to mark the event, and enjoyed dressing up as their favourite storybook characters.
While youngsters at Griffin House, in Kimble enjoyed a visit from best selling author Steve Cole, who opened the school’s new library.
The Haddenham-based writer, who has sold more than three million books worldwide and was recently chosen to pen the new series of young James Bond adventures, enthused the children with his love of storytelling.
Reception teacher Tracey White said: “He has such a way of engaging all the children, particularly the boys. They loved meeting him. He was here for a couple of hours and spent a long time signing books and talking to every individual child.”
The whole week was given over to a celebration of books and reading at the school. Mrs White said: “Reading is a very important part of every day at our school.”
And last week - a week earlier than most - head teacher Thalia Milton dressed up as Gangsta Granny to celebrate World Book Day at St Teresa’s Catholic School in Princes Risborough.
Office manager Therese Daly said: “She looked amazing, she bought loads of jewellery from Primark and told the children they would be having cabbage soup for lunch, and they believed her!”