A childrens’ book called Pebbles and Friends: A Christmas Adventure is being launched at The Norris Museum on November 11.

The book has been self-published by Robert Clarke and Hannah Vandridge, who is the museum's learning and outreach officer.

The original book, containing the first three stories in the Pebbles and Friends series, is available to buy in The Norris Museum shop.

A Christmas Adventure will be available to buy from the museum after the event. Families will have the opportunity to listen to the new story, read by the authors and discover the real-life pets behind the characters. There will also be festive family crafts, based on the characters, running throughout the morning, including making Christmas decorations and Pebbles and Friends Christmas Hunt Challenge.

The book launch is the first of a series of events coming up at the venue in the run-up to Christmas.

November 11 - Festive crafts and Pebbles and Friends story time, from 10am till midday. Free event.

November 28 - Oh Whistle sees Robert Lloyd Parry perform two ghost stories by M R James at 7pm. Tickets, including refreshments, are £10.

December 2 - family fun day with ice-themed crafts and games. Mince pies and hot chocolate available at the free event, from 10am till 4pm.

December 11 - Sherlock at Christmas - Rober Lloyd Parry will perform a rehearsed reading of The Adventures of the Blue Carbuncle by Arthur Conan Doyle, starts at 3.30pm. Reserve a place by calling 01480 497314.

For more information, or to book seats or buy tickets, go to: www.norrismuseum.org.uk.