YOUNG people from around the Wee County celebrated World Book Day last week.

There were plenty of events in Clackmannanshire schools as the annual occasion was marked on or around Thursday, March 7.

Each year, the drive celebrates authors, illustrators, books and most importantly reading.

At Clackmannan Primary School, children from P1-3 were treated to a visit by author Alan Windram, who enjoys writing fun adventures with the odd twist and moral tale.

He arrived as one of his characters Mac from his Mac and Bob series.

Alan also shared with the children where he takes his ideas from and what inspires him, while the young people asked him questions following a story.

In general, the school continues to focus on reading for enjoyment and classes have been visiting their counterparts to share what they liked.

Furthermore, every child is involved in the First Minister’s Reading Challenge.

The theme for the week was “don’t judge a book by its cover” and the pupils had been surveying each class to ascertain their favourite genre of book.

Each class was gifted a book based on their choice, but wrapped in brown paper so they could not judge it by its cover.

At Abercomby Primary School in Tullibody, the children were encouraged to dress up as their favourite character from a book.

As part of the celebrations, many donned colourful costumes and enjoyed a musical guest on the day.