Beth and Chrissi Do Kid Lit- The Worst Witch

The Worst Witch (The Worst Witch, #1)

How did I get it?:
I bought it!


Mildred Hubble is starting her first year at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches—and making a mess of it! She can’t ride her broomstick without crashing, she’s always getting her spells mixed up, and worst of all, the teacher’s pet, Ethel, has just become her sworn enemy.


I read a few books in this series when I was younger. I remember really enjoying it and I have quite a few children in my current class who read this series. I love that it is still appealing to young children now. I think it’s because it’s harmless, magical fun with a great heroine.

Mildred Hubble really wants to be a good witch, however, she can’t stop getting into trouble. Her spells are often unsuccessful no matter how hard she tries. I love this about Mildred. God knows children don’t need to read about perfect characters. They need to read about heroines that have relatable character traits and I believe Jill Murphy does that with Mildred. I love Mildred’s friends and foe (Ethel is a wonderfully awful character!) I think there’s a lot to love in a gentle book about witches. 

I think this book is a perfect read for those children not quite ready for Harry Potter yet. It’s the perfect gateway book in my opinion!

For Beth’s wonderful review, please check out her blog HERE.

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

Next up in the Beth and Chrissi do Kid-Lit Challenge:
The Christmasaurus- Tom Fletcher