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Word on the Street attracts top children's authors and young bookworms

Thousands of bookworms descended on Toronto's Harbourfront Centre to celebrate reading during the Word on the Street Festival on Sunday. But for kids, it's also a time to meet some of their favourite authors and discover new favourites. Here are some highlights from the event.

Event has become one of the country's largest book festivals, letting kids seek out new books and authors

Thousands of bookworms took part in the Word on the Street Festival on Sunday. (CBC)

Thousands of bookworms descended on Toronto's Harbourfront Centre to celebrate their love of reading during the Word on the Street Festival on Sunday.

Celebrated annually since 1990, the event has become one of the country's largest book festivals and welcomes popular authors and poets from Canada and around the world each year.

But for kids, it's also a time to meet some of their favourite authors and discover new favourites. Here are some highlights from the event:

Many Canadian children's authors attended Word on the Street.

Carolyn Beck was at the event with her book That Squeak.

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Word on the Street had book for kids of all ages. 

The event offered kids young and old to discover new favourites like My Daddy is a Pretzel or books from the Yoga Planet series. 

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Stories from various cultures were shared at the event. 

Melanie Florence shared her picture book Missing Nimama, a story about three generations of Indigenous women.

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The event was a chance for young and old to share in their love of reading.

With many books to choose from, there was something for everyone.

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Many picture books were showcased at this year's event. 

Willow Dawson flips through her book The Wolf-Birds, a tale of survival in the wild between wolves and birds.

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There was the chance to take home some rare keepsakes as well. 

Kids and parents could also take home some author-autographed books from their favourite writers. 

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Several well-known authors attended Word on the Street to share their latest books. 

Acclaimed children's author Kenneth Oppel attended the event to talk about two of his books, The Nest and Every Hidden Thing.

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Children's book illustrators shared some of their latest work.

Renné Benoit, illustrator of A Year of Borrowed Men, is seen here with a copy of the book. 

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Word on the Street had children's books available from authors new and old.

Robert Munsch still remains a favourite among kids. His classics So Much Snow! and Alligator Baby were popular draws at the event.

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