Left Bank Books, 109 Church Street, Belfast, will host a free reading and book signing on Saturday, November 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., by children’s book author and illustrator Chris Van Dusen. Families with children of preschool age up to second grade are encouraged to attend. Van Dusen’s most popular books include “If I Built a Car,” which won the 2006 E.B. White Read-Aloud Award from the Association of Booksellers for Children; “If I Built a House”; and the recently released “If I Built a School.” He credits Dr. Seuss and Robert McCloskey as the two authors who most influenced him. For more information, phone 338-9009 or email leftbank@myfairpoint.net.