About Peta’s books

Hello, my name is Peta Rainford.  Thank you for visiting my website. Let me tell you a bit about my books.

Once upon a time, a few years ago, I decided to write and illustrate a story for children. I had so much fun! So I wrote and illustrated another, and then another. And each time I finished a story, I saved the words on my computer, put all the illustrations in a smart black folder and carefully stored them behind the blanket box in my spare room, where I could be sure no-one would ever see them.

Then, one day, I had an idea: why not turn my words and pictures into actual books so that real children could actually read them? Genius, I know! So that’s what I decided to do. These are the books I’ve published so far. Click on the books to find out more. Or go straight to my SHOP to buy one!

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It’s OK to be different!

‘It was a delight to read out loud and I laughed along with my two daughters’ Amazon Review

Hairy Fairy is about Fizzy, a fairy who just cannot toe the line: ‘She doesn’t think like others think; prefers blue wings to standard pink.’  It’s about being brave and being true to yourself. Empowerment for girls! BUY FROM MY SHOP or BUY FROM AMAZON


Monsters and resilience!

‘Smashing for those anxious children’  Linda’s Book Bags

The Niggle,  through humour and rhyme, tells children aged between five and eight that it’s OK to feel fear. In fact, you can’t be brave if you don’t. Face your fears and learn resilience!  BUY FROM MY SHOP or BUY FROM AMAZON


Don’t fear the dark!

‘This book is truly wonderful!’ Whispering Stories Book Blog

Jacob Starke Loves The Dark is a rhyming picture book about being brave, outer space, loving plants and animals and the importance of Dark Skies. An important environmental issue is tackled with lively illustrations, humour and (hopefully) a light touch. BUY FROM MY SHOP or BUY FROM AMAZON


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Fun for early readers!

‘Not just a book, a great learning tool too! Boys as well as girls will love Isabella Amazon review

In Isabella, Rotten Speller everything and everybody is made of letters and words. Imagine the devastation caused when young witch Isabella, ‘a lovely girl but a rotten speller’ arrived unexpectedly. A fun story and a great way to learn letter shapes. BUY FROM MY SHOP or BUY FROM AMAZON


Why numbers matter!

‘An extremely enjoyable children’s book’ Nerdish Mum

My second book featuring the feisty young witch, Isabella – Isabella’s Adventures in Numberland. This time the accident-prone little witch lands in Numberland – a place where all the numbers have disappeared! She makes new friends, encounters an old enemy and, though the odds are against her, finally saves the day. Funny, rhyming story that gets young children to understand the importance of numbers in everyday life.  BUY FROM MY SHOP or BUY FROM AMAZON


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Story in a joke book!

Had my 6 year old giggling from start to finish!’ Amazon review

Jamie and the Joke Factory is the first (and so far only) one of my books not to rhyme! With a nod to Roald Dahl and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, it tells of Jamie and Grandad’s day out at Billy Bonker’s joke factory. Never heard of a Joke factory? Then how did you think jokes were made?A combination of picture story book and joke book. BUY FROM MY SHOP or BUY FROM AMAZON


4 thoughts on “About Peta’s books

  1. Ella

    I liked Fizzy’s sruffy hair. And the scary bit in the woods, I want to read the Hairy Fairy every day ! From Ella aged 4 years

    1. Peta Post author

      Oh Ella, I’m so pleased you liked my book! I like Fizzy’s scruffy hair too (probably because my hair is a bit scruffy!). Thank you so much for commenting on my website. I hope you enjoy Hairy Fairy for a long time to come. Peta x


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