Peter Barron

8 children’s books by the writer

PETER BARRON was born in Saltburn, on the Cleveland coast, in 1962. He spent his early years in the steel community of South Bank, near Middlesbrough, where his dad was a steelworker and his mum the local postlady. His first taste of being a successful writer came when he won a Blue Peter badge as a child for entering an "odd ode" competition with a poem about a giant blancmange. He went to St Peter's Comprehensive School, South Bank, before moving on to St Mary's Sixth Form College in Middlesbrough. He trained as a journalist at Darlington College of Technology, where he met his wife Heather, and got his first job as a trainee reporter on the Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph after getting mixed up with another young applicant - who turned out to be Jeremy Clarkson. Peter joined The Northern Echo in 1984 and became UK Columnist of the Year in 1997, shortly before joining the Hartlepool Mail as editor. He rejoined The Northern Echo in 1999 as editor and continues in that role. Peter has four children, who started out as little monsters but are growing into quite nice human beings. He is the author of four books based on

Fidgety Bridget Wrigglesworth

Peter Barron, Paul Wick

Fidgety Bridget Wrigglesworth

Is the story of a little girl who can't stop fidgeting in class and is told by her Great Aunt that she has "ants in her pants". One night, The Anthill Mob - a gang of giant ants - emerge from ...

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Black Toothed Ruth Black

Peter Barron, Paul Wick

Black Toothed Ruth Black

If you get up close, does it smell like you're down-wind of a herd of cows which have been grazing for weeks on a diet of rotting cabbage? Does the tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth ...

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5+ years

Fartin' Martin Sidebottom

Peter Barron, David Wright

Fartin' Martin Sidebottom

Is your child a breezy-buttocked bottom-burper? A frightful figure of flatulence? A truly terrible trumper? A pungent pumper par excellence? Does the apple of your eye make more noise than the biggest jumbo jet on take-off and emit more methane ...

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6+ years

Daydreaming Daisy McCloud

Peter Barron

Daydreaming Daisy McCloud

Day-dreaming Daisy McCloud...is the wondrous story of a little girl who has her head in the clouds. She is always in trouble for day-dreaming in class and that means there are dark clouds on the horizon. One day, she ...

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