Parents' Guide to

The Worst Witch at School

By Pam Gelman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Too young for Harry? Try this fun witch series.

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age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

Its Good But.....

My coven and I see this as a high stereotype. Even though I don't really love the book, its a good book for children. My boys, kept laughing and my girls kept trying to act out the parts. It's a great book, we keep reading it! :)

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This makes a great read-alone or read-aloud for pre-Potter kids; the author's great characters and worthwhile lessons are ideal for this age group.

Mildred Hubble is your average, awkward, school-age kid who has adventures with her friends, but also faces challenges. Kids will find her a relatable character right away (with the added fun that she's a witch), and will enjoy her unique friends Maud and Enid. Maud wears glasses, is short and stocky, and tends to play it safe. Enid is tall and big-boned, also awkward, and likes mischief.

First published in 1974 when the author was just 18 years old, it's since been adapted as a movie and TV series.

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