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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Emmy Laybourne

Emmy Laybourne is, in her own words, ‘a writer, teacher and a recovering character actress’ who lives in upstate New York with her husband ‘and two surprisingly well-mannered children’. Here she talks to Graham Marks, on Skype, about how she became a writer, the highs and lows of starting out on a writing career, and her novel, Monument 14.

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Fara Williams

Roy Apps
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Roy Apps

This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the life story of Fara Williams and her rise to become a world-class defender at Arsenal Ladies and influential, no-nonsense England regular. 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

Roy Apps
Authors:
Roy Apps

This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the swimming story of Adam Peaty and his incredible rise to become a Commonwealth gold medalist and world-record holder for 100 metre breaststroke. 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

Roy Apps
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Roy Apps
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Jamie Vardy

Roy Apps
Authors:
Roy Apps

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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Harry Kane

Roy Apps
Authors:
Roy Apps

This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows Harry Kane's story and his journey to becoming Tottenham Hotspur's leading striker and England shooting star. 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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Neymar

Roy Apps
Authors:
Roy Apps
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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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Roy Apps, Chris King
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Ellie Simmonds

Roy Apps, Chris King
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Roy Apps, Chris King
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Jessica Ennis-Hill

Roy Apps, Chris King
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Roy Apps, Chris King
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Bradley Wiggins

Roy Apps, Chris King
Contributors:
Roy Apps, Chris King

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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Monty Panesar

Roy Apps, Chris King
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Roy Apps, Chris King
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Hope Powell

Roy Apps, Chris King
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Roy Apps, Chris King
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Andy Murray

Roy Apps, Chris King
Contributors:
Roy Apps, Chris King

Ever had a dream -- a dream to win? Andy had a dream -- to be the number one tennis player.This is the story of Andy's early years and his break through into the top ten ranking.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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Michael Phelps

Roy Apps
Authors:
Roy Apps

Ever had a dream -- a dream to win? Michael had a dream -- to be the world's greatest Olympic athlete ever.This is the story of Michael's early years and his break through into the US Olympic swimming squad.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 8+ and to older readers who struggle with reading. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

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Rebecca Adlington

Roy Apps
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Roy Apps
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Chris Hoy

Roy Apps
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Roy Apps
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Tiger Woods

Roy Apps, Chris King
Contributors:
Roy Apps, Chris King

Ever had a dream -- a dream to win? Tiger had a dream -- to be a top golf professional.This is the story of Tiger's early years and his break through into the golf world ranking.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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David Beckham

Roy Apps, Chris King
Contributors:
Roy Apps, Chris King

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.

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Lewis Hamilton

Roy Apps, Chris King
Contributors:
Roy Apps, Chris King