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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.


The tide of new free ebooks being published on Smashwords just keeps pouring in. As before, I've been trawling through it for children's books (not picture books) that are decently written and enjoyable to read, for ages about 6 to 12.
These ones are worth a try: click on the title to be taken to the Smashwords page.

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Average rating: 3.69 · 70 ratings · 18 reviews · 31 distinct works · Similar authors
Missing Magic
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 51 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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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...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2012
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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
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A Bundle of Dinosaurs: Thre...
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2014
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Save the Unicorn!
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2012
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Dungeon, Dragon
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2008
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