Chapter Books:

Jill Murphy, The Worst Witch (1974)

The Worst Witch #1

Book Blurb:

Mildred Hubble is the worst witch at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches – she’s always getting her spells wrong. But she manages to get by until she turns Ethel, the teacher’s pet, into her deadly enemy…”

Reading Order:

  1. The Worst Witch (1974)
  2. The Worst Witch Strikes Again (1982)
  3. A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch (1987)
  4. The Worst Witch All at Sea (1995)
  5. The Worst Witch Saves the Day (1999)
  6. The Worst Witch to the Rescue (2007)
  7. The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star (2013)
  8. First Prize for the Worst Witch (2018)

Pedro Mañas and David Sierra Listón, Anna Kadabra. El Club de la Luna Llena (2020).

Anna está furiosa porque tiene que abandonar su vieja casa, su escuela y su ciudad. Se muda con sus padres a Moonville, un anticuado pueblo en medio del bosque. Para colmo, el lugar está lleno de leyendas y secretos. ¿Quién es, por ejemplo, ese gato misterioso que la sigue a todas partes? ¿Podría ser el gato de una bruja? Un momento… ¡¿y si la bruja fuera ella?!”

Perdita and Honor Cargill, Diary of an Accidental Witch (2021)

Diary of an Accidental Witch #1

Book Blurb:

Bea Black has just moved to Little Spellshire, a town with a magical secret. When her dad accidentally enrols her at the local witch school, she has to get to grips with some interesting new classes, like, NOW! Also on her to do list? Make friends, look after the grumpy class frog AND do everything humanly magically possible to stay on a broom…

But with the Halloween Ball on the horizon, will she be able to master her wand skills in time to WOW? And more importantly can she keep her newfound magical abilities a secret from dad?”

Middle-Grade Books:

Eiko Kadono, Kiki’s Delivery Service (1985)

Kiki’s Delivery Service #1


13-year-old Kiki moves to a seaside town with her talking cat, Jiji, to spend a year alone, in accordance with her village’s tradition for witches in training.”

Book Blurb:

Half-witch Kiki never runsfrom a challenge. So when her thirteenth birthday arrives, she’s eager to follow a witch’s tradition: choose a new town to call home for one year.

Brimming with confidence, Kiki flies to the seaside village of Koriko and expects that her powers will easily bring happiness to the townspeople. But gaining the trust of the locals is trickier than she expected. With her faithful, wise-cracking black cat, Jiji, by her side, Kiki forges new friendships and builds her inner strength, ultimately realizing that magic can be found in even the most ordinary places.

Blending fantasy with the charm of everyday life, this enchanting new translation will inspire both new readers and dedicated fans.”

Dominique ValenteWillow Moss and the Lost Day (2020)

Starfell #1.

Willow Moss, the youngest and least powerful sister in a family of witches, has a magical ability for finding lost things – like keys, or socks, or wooden teeth. Her magic might be useful, but it’s not exactly exciting . . . Until, that is, the most powerful witch in the whole of Starfell turns up at her door needing Willow’s help.

A whole day – last Tuesday to be precise – has gone missing. And the repercussions could be devastating. Can Willow find the day to save the day?”

Young Adult Books:

Ольга Громыко, Профессия: ведьма (2003)

Цикл про Вольху Редную #1.

Каждый здравомыслящий человек твердо знает: вампиров не бывает, вампиры очень любят человеческую кровь, вампиры боятся чеснока, осины и солнечного света. Интересно, а что думают на этот счет… сами вампиры? Ох они бы и порассказали, найдись достаточно беспристрастный и храбрый слушатель! Перед вами — подробный отчет на основе личных наблюдений, составленный неунывающей адепткой Старминской Школы Магов, Пифий и Травниц. Но не удалось ли вампирам ввести в заблуждение и ее?”

Sangu Mandanna, The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches (2022)

Book Blurb:

As one of the few witches in Britain, Mika Moon knows she has to hide her magic, keep her head down, and stay away from other witches so their powers don’t mingle and draw attention. And as an orphan who lost her parents at a young age and was raised by strangers, she’s used to being alone and she follows the rules…with one exception: an online account, where she posts videos pretending to be a witch. She thinks no one will take it seriously.

But someone does. An unexpected message arrives, begging her to travel to the remote and mysterious Nowhere House to teach three young witches how to control their magic. It breaks all of the rules, but Mika goes anyway, and is immediately tangled up in the lives and secrets of not only her three charges, but also an absent archaeologist, a retired actor, two long-suffering caretakers, and…Jamie. The handsome and prickly librarian of Nowhere House would do anything to protect the children, and as far as he’s concerned, a stranger like Mika is a threat. An irritatingly appealing threat.

As Mika begins to find her place at Nowhere House, the thought of belonging somewhere begins to feel like a real possibility. But magic isn’t the only danger in the world, and when a threat comes knocking at their door, Mika will need to decide whether to risk everything to protect a found family she didn’t know she was looking for….”


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