A great way to get children reading for fun is by finding an author they enjoy because the chances are that if they like the story and writing style of one book, they’ll like the rest as well! Stories from the imagination of Enid Blyton have been enjoyed all over the world for nearly 100 years, publishing her first book back in 1922. There’s also new talent like David Walliams, who only published his first book in 2008 but has since become a multi-award winning author!

If your little book worm has already decided on their favourite book character then we know there’s no hope of changing their mind. But the others who haven’t decided what to dress up as yet, should have a look through our children’s book costume collections. We have made sure to include a wide variety of books so your child can choose what they enjoy the most whether that be the colourful characters from the Cat In The Hat or the ghastly husband and wife from The Twits.

Once upon a time… the short stories we call fairy-tales captured all of our imaginations, we all could get lost in the tales of brave knights, beautiful princesses and dangerous dragons. They are often the first type of story children learn about in school and teach important lessons of Good vs. Evil so this collection of fairy-tale costumes are sure to make a great book week costume whether you want to make up your own character or go for a well known fable such as Little Red Riding Hood or Robin Hood.

There are many familiar faces that children recognize from TV or the big screen that actually originate between the pages of children’s books. Mary Poppins is a great example of an iconic film character that originally came from a book series. These characters and the stories they come from are a wonderful way of getting young children interested in reading! Do you have a little one obsessed with Marvel and DC Comics films? Well as they all originate from comic books, they’re another great idea for a Book Week Costume!

Transport yourself to another era with a historical Book Week costume this year! How about using a Viking costume to dress up as a character from a Norse Mythology, or our Greek costumes collection has all the togas and golden laurel leaf you need to transform yourself into Zeus or Athena from Ancient Greek mythology! You could even ask your child to do their own research and find a historic warrior they want to dress up as – Whether they choose a Medieval Knight or a Roman Gladiator this collection will have the perfect costume!

Is your child’s favourite book character an hero? We’re not talking about Superman or Wonder Woman, but a real everyday hero like our Nurses, Doctors, Firefighters and Police Officers? If so, we have all you need to complete the look with our huge range of uniform & occupation fancy dress costumes. Seriously it’s huge, you’re covered for uniforms from the seas, all the way to the skies with this collection and we have sizes to fit all!

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