Emma Laybourn




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Emma Laybourn

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I'm an author based in the north of England. Although I've spent most of my working life in schools and libraries, I've also had seven children's books published, as well as about 40 stories in women's magazines.
In 2012 I set up a child-friendly story website, Megamousebooks.com, to offer free online stories, downloadable ebooks and puzzles. It's proving a full-time job, but a very enjoyable one.


Three weeks ago, Google sent me an email that made me go Aargh. The reason? It told me that my website was not mobile-phone-friendly - and that unless I fixed it, I could expect my search rankings to plummet when Google change their algorithms later this month.

So mobile phones now rule. When I started my children's story website Megamouse Books three years ago, this development never occurred t... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on April 06, 2015 09:32 • 10 views • Tags: ebook-apps, mobile-reading-surveys, reading-on-mobile-phone, smartphone-reading
Average rating: 3.76 · 76 ratings · 19 reviews · 32 distinct works · Similar authors
Missing Magic
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
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One Thousand Lollipops
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2012
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The King of Custard Castle
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2012
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Save the Unicorn!
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2012
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Clone Rangers
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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Two and a half dragons : th...
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Monster Shoes
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1999 — 4 editions
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Doofus, Dog of Doom
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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A Bundle of Dinosaurs
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5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2014
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