List of free online children's stories and short books by Emma Laybourn, for ages 6 to 12
List of free stories
Read online, print or download!
All books can be downloaded for Kindle or other e-readers
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- Cold Cuthbert's Journey
Snowmen can only walk when it is very cold and still indeed. But that Christmas Eve was the
coldest and the stillest ever...
- Bad Frog!
Olly longs for a pet. But when Mr Splat the frog moves in, he causes havoc...
- Bad Frog at School
When Olly takes Mr Splat to school, it means more trouble!
Mr Blister invents the fearsome robot Sharkbiter
to get rid of the sharks. But who will get rid of Sharkbiter?
- Save the Unicorn!
Only Kia can save the unicorn from the hunters - if it will let her!
See below for full-length books...
- Petrol Paws
Can a dog really learn to drive? When Horace gets behind the wheel,
it means smashes, crashes and fun all the way! A free full-length book.
- Race Night
The free sequel to Petrol Paws. The cats challenge Horace
to a race - but can they be trusted?
- **NEW!** Flying Fur
Now on sale, this is the third, longer book in the WHEElers series about Horace and his
friends. Find out more and read the first three chapters
- FREE LONGER BOOKS FOR OLDER READERS
- One Thousand Lollipops
A fast and funny full-length book. When Sam wins a thousand lollipops, it's a dream
come true - but soon the dream turns into a disaster...
- Cosmic Camel
Donal finds himself on a deadly mission in space - with a little
green alien and a camel. Thrills and laughs in this free full-length book!
- The Trophy Trap
Abby's name is on the trophy, so why should her brother have it? Her attempts to get
it back leave chaos in their wake.
- I Can't See You
All Reece wants is to make friends at his new school. But when Oliver
snubs him, he plans a very unusual revenge!
- E-BOOKS FOR SALE
- **NEW!!**Flying Fur
The third in the WHEELers series, following the free books Petrol Paws and Race Night:
more mayhem with Horace and the stunt hamsters.
Read the first 3 chapters
- Monster Shoes
Jack's new shoes are out of control! This popular book for younger readers is now reissued
as a paperback and ebook.
Read more here.
"Just the thing to tempt new readers into the world of books." (Adele Geras)
- Mummy Mania
Can an Ancient Egyptian mummy really have walked out of the museum? Only Jake and Amber
know the truth - and it's up to them to hunt it down!
Read a sample here.
"A very funny, fast-moving book" (Write Away)
A new edition of the highly-praised book about a computer mouse that comes alive.
Read a sample here.
"Very funny" (The Observer)
"A rollicking adventure" (The Independent)
- The Ghost of Custard Castle
Six more stories about Custard Castle, involving a vampire, a headless knight and
a skeleton in the cupboard! Read more
- And still more free stories below...
New stories will be added to the website regularly - so please do come back!
Looking for more free children's ebooks by other authors? Take a look at Emma's blog posts
here for some suggestions and reviews (on the Goodreads website.)
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