An author and illustrator team are to speak in Pickering.

Sacha and Thomas Webborn will visit Pickering Book Tree, Market Place, on Saturday, April 22, for an interactive children’s event to celebrate the launch of their picture book, 'Nettle and Dock'. 

The husband-and-wife team live in North Yorkshire, and also form folk duo ‘Webborn’.

Their picture book introduces young readers to the centuries-old folkloric relationship between two well-known and abundant British plants.

It is designed to immerse readers in the exploration of nature, encourage plant identification, and inspire children to engage with outdoor life.

The visit lands on Earth Day - an annual celebration across the globe to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

Gazette & Herald: The husband-and-wife team and also form folk duo ‘Webborn'The husband-and-wife team and also form folk duo ‘Webborn' (Image: Pickering Book Tree)

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Further events will be held in the town to mark the day, including a repair cafe at The Black Swan, an eco-fair at The Memorial Hall, the Bee Amazing Exhibition at The Beck Isle Museum, and the culmination of the Pickering Bee Trail. 

There will be two sessions each lasting an hour, starting at 11am and 1pm.

Both will include a live reading of the book, a performance by the pair, an introduction to plant identification and a craft activity, followed by book signings and the chance to ask questions.

Tickets are free, but advanced booking is required.

You can book a place at the shop counter or online at