Jill Murphy

Jill Murphy was a British author and illustrator best known for her children's books, particularly the 'Worst Witch' series and the 'Large Family' picture books. She began writing and illustrating her own stories at a young age and published her first book, 'The Worst Witch', in 1974. Her work is celebrated for its humor, relatable characters, and charming illustrations.


This list of books are ONLY the books that have been ranked on the lists that are aggregated on this site. This is not a comprehensive list of all books by this author.

  1. 1. The Worst Witch

    The book tells the story of a young girl attending a witch academy who is always getting into trouble due to her clumsiness and inability to get her spells right. Despite her constant mishaps, she manages to save the school from a dangerous plot by a wicked witch, proving that she may not be the worst witch after all.