On February 4 the Bookworm Book Festival returned to in-person programming for the first time since the pandemic, taking place at the M.O. Campbell Education Center in Houston, Tex. The free bilingual festival featured author panels and book signings celebrating literature for young readers in Spanish and English. We’ve gathered a selection of photos from the event. All photos © Two Cats Communications.

Authors Stephen Shaskan (l.) and Zaida Hernandez at their panel.

(From l.) Moderator and translator Lily Cobos with authors Kelly diPucchio and Marcelo Verdad welcome attendees.

Illustrator Rafael López at his book signing.

Author Anne Wynter (l.) poses with a festival attendee.

Author Marcelo Verdad greets young guests at his book signing.

Attendees meet author Kelly DiPucchio.

Author Zaida Hernandez signs a copy of her book.

Panelists celebrate a successful Bookworm Festival. (Top row, from l.): Grace Delgado, Rafael López, Anne Wynter, Stephen Shaskan, Cathy Berner; (middle row, from l.) Marco Zannier Virginillo, Marcelo Verdad, and Melanie Scales; (lower row, from l.) Kelly DiPucchio and Zaida Hernandez.