10-year-old Emily Krickhan speaks with Faith Erin Hicks as the graphic novelist signs a book Saturday at the Vancouver Island Children’s Book Festival at Diana Krall Plaza. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Young readers connect with authors at Nanaimo BookFest

Vancouver Island Children’s Book Festival was held downtown on Saturday

The community got together last weekend to share a love of reading.

The Vancouver Island Children’s Book Festival was held downtown on Saturday, with a dozen guest authors making presentations, signing books and interacting with young readers.

Faith Erin Hicks, Isabelle Arsenault, ​Cale Atkinson, Kathy Beliveau, Darlene Gait, Kim Soo Goodtrack, Scott Henderson, ​Qin Leng, Barbara Reid, ​David Alexander Robertson, Margriet Ruurs and Robin Stevenson were the featured authors/illustrators this year.

Events were held at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre, Harbourfront Library, the Nanaimo Art Gallery and Diana Krall Plaza.

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