Books

Monster Shoes

Emma Laybourn

Jack's mum insists he has new school shoes and the only ones they can find are horrid, black lace-ups. They are so stiff, noisy and uncomfortable that Jack suspects they must be monster shoes, especially when they seem to kick his classmates for no reason and make the football go in completely the wrong direction at playtime. Jack desperately works on a plan to get rid of them, until he discovers, quite by accident, a way of taming the monster shoes...

Robopop

Emma Laybourn

When Ben's father has to suddenly go away over the half-term holiday, he has a big surprise for Ben - a very special robot to take his place. The only problem is that like lots of Dad's robots, this one doesn't quite work as well as expected.

Dungeon, Dragon

Emma Laybourn

No singing -no pets - no toys - no stories
By order of the Sorcerer

King Tarcorax has outlawed every kind of fun.He throws people into the dungeons just for whistling.
Rab is determined to defeat him.With the help of a witch, a pirate and a pig, he sets about escaping from his dungeon and teaching the sorcerer a lesson. But then the witch's spells starts to go very wrong indeed...

Minus Magic

Emma Laybourn

Ned is starting at a new school. There's just one problem - everyone else there can do magic. Ned can't. Just as he's getting used to being given snakes for hair and flying carpet rides, the terrifying Necromancers strike. Ned and his friends are kidnapped. But without magic, how can he possibly help them to escape?

Biography

Emma Laybourn was a librarian, and has been a classroom assistant for special needs children in a mainstream school. She is now a teaching assistant. Her favourite place is the Yorkshire Dales, as she enjoys walking. She has two children.