THE TOWN'S first ever Children's Book Festival will take place later this year.

Wokingham Library and Wokingham Town Hall will play host to the festival on October 20-21.

Children will have the chance to meet 23 authors and illustrators who will bring stories to life through fun, interactive workshops.

This is a first for the town, and will allow children aged between 3-12 to take part in interactive workshops and listen to readings.

There will be a book signing after every workshop, and WH Smith has announced that it is the official bookseller with stalls at each venue.

Tickets must be reserved for any workshops, and can be found at