CHILDREN’S author Cas Lester entertained primary school pupils who visited the Story Museum, in Oxford.

Pupils from St Ebbe’s Primary School in Whitehouse Road, South Oxford, were at the museum, in Rochester House, Pembroke Street, on Tuesday, when Ms Lester read from her new book Nixie the Bad, Bad Fairy.

Illustrator Ali Pye also met pupils.

Ms Lester is no stranger to entertaining children, having been one the the brains behind The Story of Tracy Beaker as former head of drama at children’s TV channel CBBC.

Speaking of her visit to the Pembroke Street museum, she said: “The children were full of ideas — they were fantastic.

“Nixie is a mischievous character and a bit of tomboy.

"This is the first of four books I am writing about her.

“The Story Museum was a perfect location for the launch. It’s one of Oxford’s treasures.”

Rochester House was originally built in 1899 by Merton College for housing, a pub and stables.

A 132-year lease on the site was acquired by the Story Museum for £2.2m in 2009 .

The museum is continuing to fundraise for further expansion.

Nixie the Bad, Bad Fairy is published by Oxford University Press, price £5.99.