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One of the Times Children's Books of the Year 2019!

Book Trust's

Book of the Day

August 2019

It's an absolute corker! ~ The Phoenix Comic

Emma Read

Sticky webs! You've found me! Welcome to my website - you can find out about me and my books right here

Children's Author

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"I’m just one spider, too small to make a difference. But together, who knows what we can achieve..." ~Milton

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Word on the Web ...

"A fantastic story with two heroes (a spider and a girl) whose resilience, determination and kindness make them perfect role-models to us all." ~Book Murmuration

“...lots of brilliant gigglesome gags, and readers are set for a spider adventure that will leave them screaming… with laughter!” ~Lancashire Post

"A really original idea, with up-to-date themes about caring for the environment, and the use of the internet, along with a warm-hearted and totally engaging voice." Amazon review

"Milton and his web-spinning sidekicks are as fearless and charismatic a crew of characters as any others you might come across in children’s fiction." Irish Times

About Emma

Emma was once a very sensible biologist. Now she uses her transferable talents such as attention to detail, patience and fine motor skills, to extract Lego from under the sofa. And of course to write children's books.

Her favourite things in the world are: badges, Death On the Nile, hats, foxes, deserts, desserts and Buck Rogers. Her one regret in life is never having trained to be an astronaut.

Milton the Mighty is Emma's first novel, and was shortlisted for the 2017 Bath Children's Novel Award.

When not writing her own books, you can find Emma helping other writers at -