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‘Millions of young readers have fallen under the spell of Jill Murphy’s Worst Witch’ – Sunday Express

Hold on to your broomstick for magical mayhem with Jill Murphy’s much-loved classic The Worst Witch- the original story of life at a magical boarding school.

Mildred Hubble is a trainee at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches, but she’s making an awful mess of it.

She keeps getting her spells wrong and crashing her broomstick. And when she turns Ethel, the teacher’s pet into her worst enemy, chaos ensues…

Read the rest of Mildred’s (mis)adventures: The Worst Witch, A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch, The Worst Witch All at Sea, The Worst Witch Saves the Day, The Worst Witch to the Rescue, The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star and First Prize for the Worst Witch.

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Catalogue number

6144 in Books and Resources for Schools 2021







Date published

September 5th, 2013



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  1. Mikoto Kanamaru
    on 19 April 2017

    The Super Good Book

    The book is about a little girl witch called Mildred. Her best friend is called Moud and they do almost everything together. Mildred always makes mistakes but Moud forgives her because she is her best friend.

    5out of 5

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  1. Booklover550
    on 10 June 2020

    I loved this book. It is about Mildred Hubble being the worst witch at cackles academy for witches. Shes always getting her spells wrong. However she manages to get by until she turns Ethel, the teachers pet into her deadly enemy.

    5out of 5
  2. Shano
    on 5 December 2018

    I loved it!!!

    5out of 5
  3. Slothgirl
    on 8 May 2018

    Me and my mum really like it as it is funny and surprising I rate it a 5 star. you should definitely read this book

    5out of 5
  4. emerald234
    on 5 March 2017

    I agree with epic 123,it isn’t Mildred’s fault that she gets things wrong but it is quite funny. I also like it when she saves the school. Recommend it for 7 and up

  5. cherry26
    on 8 November 2014

    I love this book it is a very interesting I would suggest this book for children age 7 and up

    5out of 5
  6. epic123
    on 31 October 2014

    I really liked this book and it set me off laughing almost at once. It’s not Mildred’s fault that she always goes horribly wrong, well maybe it is, but only a very tiny amount’s her fault. I adored the part at the end where Mildred showed her school and teachers what she was really capable of doing.

  7. pink-lemonade-cupcake
    on 2 June 2014

    love it! :)

    5out of 5
  8. AngelofDeath
    on 9 March 2014

    Amazing and funny, I loved reading this.

  9. Roodieroo
    on 8 March 2014

    I loved this book it was great

  10. Nimitumpi
    on 5 March 2014

    I like this book. It is fun and exciting. I like how she is the worst witch in the school and then is the best by doing something really good just to prove her horrible form teacher wrong.

    4out of 5
  11. JemBar
    on 13 February 2014

    Mildred Hubble chews on her plaits, wears her hat back to front and her shoe laces trail on the floor. She is worst witch in her school but it isn’t her fault. Mildred doesn’t mean to do it but she always does things wrong. She crashes her broomstick, makes her potions all wrong and can’t make her kitten balance on her broomstick. I love Mildred, but I want to be her friend Maud as she does lots of things right. I also love Miss Cackle the Headmistress because she is kind and clever.

    The stories in the book are funny and lovely. I think my friends would like reading it because it is exciting and you can learn things about witches, like chanting and spells. The most exciting bit of the the book is when they do the Halloween celebrations because I knew something was going to happen but I didn’t know what. It was really exciting.

    I love the colourful cover as it is silver and has witchy colours. It looks really nice on my bookshelf because it is sparkly. The book also has lots of pictures which is good because you can see what everyone looks like.

    I really enjoyed reading it. I am going to read more Worst Witch books because I want to know what happens to Mildred and her friends.

    5out of 5
  12. swatlande
    on 1 December 2013

    princess strawberry I love looking after dogs too

  13. bugsbunny67
    on 12 October 2013

    it is all right

  14. Princess-Strawberry
    on 2 October 2013

    I read this at school but with a different cover on it.:-)

    5out of 5
  15. alannastar
    on 30 August 2013

    This is amazing book.

    5out of 5