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  • 5 stars across 7 books
    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
    30th March 2014

    Fidgety Bridget Wrigglesworth: The Girl Who Wouldn't Stop Fidgeti

    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 ... More

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    1st November 2013

    Black Toothed Ruth Black: The Girl Who Wouldn't Brush Her Teeth

    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 o... More

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    12th December 2014

    Messy Bessy Clutterbuck: The Girl Who Wouldn't Tidy Her Bedroom

    Messy Bessie Clutterbuck is a little girl who refuses to keep her bedroom tidy no matter how many times her parents tell... More

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    27th November 2012

    Fartin Martin Sidebottom: The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Breaking Wind

    Is your child a breezy-buttocked bottom-burper? A frightful figure of flatulence? A truly terrible trumper? A pungent pu... More

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    8th August 2015

    Day Dreaming Daisy McCloud: The Girl Who Wouldn't Concentrate in

    Day-dreaming Daisy McCloud...is the wondrous story of a little girl who has her head in the clouds. She is always in tro... More

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    31st May 2014

    Nose Pickin Nicholas Pickering: The Boy Who Wouldn't Stop Picking

    Lost in the slimy green tunnel of his nostril - amid screeching bats, poisonous snakes, a wayward owl, and a long-lost k... More

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    1st November 2016

    Chilly Billy Winters: The Boy Who Wouldn't Wrap Up Warm

    Are you fed up with seeing hats, gloves, scarves and coats left to one side even in the depths of winter? How many times... More

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