Milton the Megastar

Milton’s superstardom is stressing him out: the events, the glamour, the adoring fans!

Secretly, Zoe, Audrey and Ralph think he’s turned into … well … a bit of a diva. So when Dad and Greta plan a trip to Hawaii, Zoe knows she has to take her best spider pals along for the ride: they all need a break. But with a live volcano, an endangered spider species, an unscrupulous entrepreneur and Milton’s ego to contend with, this is hardly a holiday …

The second instalment in Emma Read’s fun, fresh spider adventure series! 

Meet Milton, your new fave spider-pal ?

Posted by Jazz on Thursday November 29th, 2018

We are VERY excited to announce an eight-legged addition to the Chicken House list: Milton the Mighty(more…)

Emma Read

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 other dream jobs include being an Egyptologist, or the first human on Mars. There's always hope.

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

She lives in Bath with her young family and many, many notebooks.

Milton the Mighty

The first book in a fresh, funny new series for children, illustrated by Alex G. Griffiths! 

When little spider Milton discovers he’s been branded deadly on social media – and is targeted by pest-killers BugKILL – he fears for his life and the future of his species.

Alongside his BFFs, big hairy Ralph and spindly daddy-long-legs Audrey, he searches for a way to clear his name. But to succeed, Milton realises he must communicate with his house humans, a schoolgirl called Zoe – and her arachnophobic dad. Is he mighty enough to achieve the impossible?