Children's Fiction & Non-Fiction

Emma Read

Agent: Lauren Gardner

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.

Emma’s first novel, Milton the Mighty is published by Chicken House. It was shortlisted for the 2017 Bath Children’s Novel Award and was selected by The Financial Times as one of the best children’s books of 2019. In April 2020, Milton returned in his highly sought after sequel: Milton the Megastar.

The House Trap was published in July 2023.

When not writing, Emma can be found helping other writers at WriteMentor.

Review for Milton the Mighty:

‘A charming tale of standing up for what’s right, being brave, and searching out the truth for yourself.’ - Booktrust