O’Bryant Intermediate School in Bellville, Texas was a lively and colorful sight as students and staff celebrated their love of reading in style. In honor of their favorite books, the students dressed up as some of the most iconic and beloved characters in literature.

The school was awash in a sea of costumes, as familiar faces from Dr. Seuss, Harry Potter, Mary Poppins, and other literary classics roamed the halls. There were students dressed as characters from Charlotte’s Web, Matilda, Harry Potter, Mary Poppins, and even “Thing One and Thing Two” from the Cat in the Hat were seen.

But it wasn’t just about the costumes. The students spent the day engrossed in various reading activities, and they were thrilled to pose for pictures with their favorite books. Some of the most popular titles included Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary, the Babysitters Club by Ann M. Martin, Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney, Matilda by Roald Dahl, Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White, the Flat Stanley Series by Jeff Brown, The Miss Nelson series by Harry Allard, and even some of the older classics like Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina.

It was heartening to see the enthusiasm for reading that was on display at O’Bryant Intermediate. The joy that comes from immersing oneself in a good book is a universal experience, and it was inspiring to see so many young people embracing that joy with such gusto.

As for the authors that we missed mentioning, we must give a shout-out to J.K. Rowling for her creation of the magical world of Harry Potter, as well as Dr. Seuss for his whimsical and imaginative stories that have captured the hearts of children for generations. And let’s not forget the brilliant Beverly Cleary, whose Ramona series has delighted readers young and old for decades.

O’Bryant Intermediate School’s celebration of reading was a wonderful reminder of the power of books to transport us to new worlds and inspire our imaginations. Who knows what new literary characters we’ll see next year?

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