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Roy Apps



Roy Apps is the author of more than fifty children's books, including The Twitches, Fang Gang and How To Handle. He is the author of the highly successful Dream to Win series for Franklin Watts.
His novel The Secret Summer of Daniel Lyons won The Writers' Guild Children's Book Award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Awards. It is now a successful musical.
Roy writes extensively for radio, theatre and TV. In 2001 he was awarded a BAFTA for his children's TV work, which includes Byker Grove, The Ghost Hunter and Barmy Aunt Boomerang.
Roy visits schools, libraries and bookshops to read from his books and to share the secrets of The Shed in Your Head . He runs Writing Projects for all ages and over the last few years has helped young and new writers make books, stage plays, films, performance poetry and most recently, an opera.

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Neymar

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This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the jaw-dropping story of Neymar, from his early days playing for Santos FC in Brazil to winning the double with FC Barcelona in Spain. Illustrated with colour artwork by Alessandro Valdrighi, including graphic novel-style panels, this book is perfect for sport-mad girls and boys with a reading age of 7, but will work perfectly well for older readers too. Printed on off-white paper using a reading font approved by the British Dyslexia Association, the Sporting Heroes series brings to life the skill, grit and determination needed to be a world-class sportsperson today. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

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Adam Peaty

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Fara Williams

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Jamie Vardy

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This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the dream-come-true story of Jamie Vardy and his amazing rise to become a star striker in Leicester City's Premier League-winning side and top England goalscorer. Illustrated with colour artwork by Alessandro Valdrighi, including graphic novel-style panels, this book is perfect for sport-mad girls and boys with a reading age of 7, but will work perfectly well for older readers too. Printed on off-white paper using a reading font approved by the British Dyslexia Association, the Sporting Heroes series brings to life the skill, grit and determination needed to be a world-class sportsperson today. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

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Cristiano Ronaldo

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Harry Kane

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EDGE: How to Handle Your Dad

Roy Apps, Nick Sharratt
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Roy Apps, Nick Sharratt

This super silly book is here to 'help' children with all dad-related breakdowns (so add it to the basket quick, before your dad spots it in his order, erhem!)Inside you'll find highly expert* advice, from identifying dad 'types' to solving dad problems, getting your dad going and how to deal with embarrassing situations. This hilarious handbook also sheds light on those tough to answer questions, such as "Are Dads Human?", and has some really quite funny quizzes, too.WARNING: contains daft material that kids might actually enjoy reading. Perfect for readers aged 7+.*Written by a BAFTA award winning author, Roy Apps, and illustrated by Nick Sharratt - winner of the Nestle Book Award.

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Tom Daley

Roy Apps, Chris King
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From the time that Tom, aged 8, drew a picture of his ambition to dive at the Olympic Games, he has gone on to become Britain's leading diver, capturing the attention of the world's media along the way. In this easily accessible text read Tom's emotional story, from his childhood years right up to when he took Olympic bronze at London 2012. It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.

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Ellie Simmonds

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Roy Apps, Chris King

Ellie, or Eleanor, Simmonds, is a swimming legend - and she's only sixteen years old - a multi-Paralympic champion. Read her story from her childhood up to when she crossed the finish line at the London 2012 Paralympics.It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.

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Jessica Ennis-Hill

Roy Apps, Chris King
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Roy Apps, Chris King

After injury prevented her from competing in the 2008 Olympic Games, Jessica Ennis fought back to become the 2012 Olympic gold medal winner in the heptathlon. Read her story from her childhood years right up to when she crossed the finish line in her final event in London, 2012. It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. We believe this title will be of interest to readers aged 7+ and to older readers who struggle with reading. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

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Bradley Wiggins

Roy Apps, Chris King
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Bradley Wiggins is a national hero - the first British person to win the Tour de France - EVER. Read his story from his childhood years right up to when he crossed the finish line at the London 2012 Olympics. It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.

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Tiger Woods

Roy Apps, Chris King
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Chris Hoy

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Ever had a dream -- a dream to win? Chris had a dream -- to be a world-class cyclist.This is the story of Chris's early years and his break through into the British Olympic track cycling team.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. We believe this title will be of interest to readers aged 7+ and to older readers who struggle with reading. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

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Rebecca Adlington

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Michael Phelps

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Andy Murray

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Hope Powell

Roy Apps, Chris King
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Ever had a dream -- a dream to win? Hope had a dream -- to play in, and manage, the England women's football team.This is the story of Hope's early years and her break through into world-class women's football.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. We believe this title will be of interest to readers aged 7+ and to older readers who struggle with reading. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

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Monty Panesar

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Lewis Hamilton

Roy Apps, Chris King
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Ever had a dream -- a dream to win? Lewis had a dream -- to be a Formula 1 racing driver. This is the story of Lewis's early years and his break through into top-level motorsports.

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David Beckham

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Ever had a dream -- a dream to win? David had a dream -- to play for Manchester United.This is the story of David's early years and his break through into Manchester United's first team.