The Storybox Festival returns to Foyles’ Cabot store this summer, bringing with it a range of free events to inspire and engage young readers. On Saturday 15 July, Foyles’ will host an interactive storytelling session with award-winning children’s author Yasmeen Ismail. Children will be invited to join in with the telling of Yas’ stories and get involved in some hands-on craft activities. Suitable for children aged three to eight, Friday 28 July sees the store host a storytelling and illustration workshop with children’s author Yuval Zommer, who will be introducing his latest book, The Wonderful World of Beasts. Children will learn all about the beasts in the book, and even create their own at this entertaining event. Make sure the older readers out there pop along to the store on Saturday 12 August where, from 7 – 8pm, there will be a YA panel made up of authors Jenny McLachlan, Karen Gregory, and Orlagh Collins. After readings from each author, there will be the opportunity to meet and mingle with the authors and enjoy some complimentary refreshments.

• Foyles, Cabot Circus, Brigstowe Street, Cabot Circus, Bristol, BS1 3BH; foyles.co.uk; email cabotcircus@foyles.co.uk to book your place

Featured image, Yasmeen Ismail © Olivia Hemingway