Reader Reviewed Witch Glitch by Sibéal Pounder

Witch Glitch

Written by Sibéal Pounder
Illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson
Part of the Witch Wars Series

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This is the fourth book about young witch Tiga Whicabim and she gains more fans with each new episode. Reunited with her long-lost mum Gretal Green, Tiga is settled in Silver City and set to live happily ever after. But Tiga always ends up at the centre of an incredible and wild adventure, and this time is no different – she needs to rescue her friend Fran from, of all things, a jelly castle. Wildly inventive and told at breakneck speed, the Witch Wars stories crackle with energy and it’s impossible to resist the appeal of Tiga, her friends and the assorted inhabitants of Sinkville. Stylish design and layout and Laura Ellen Anderson’s gorgeous illustrations make this as fun to look at as it is to read.

One for fans of The Worst Witch, Harriet Whitehorn’s Violet stories and the Royal Babysitters series by Clementine Beauvais. ~ Andrea Reece

Reader Reviews

Some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were lucky enough to read and review the first in this series, Witch Wars. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Isabella Fitz-costa, age 8 - 'The illustrations are outstanding...I loved this book so much that I would like to read the next book in the series!!!'
  • Ella Meredith, age 8 - 'This book is about a girl called Tiger who become a witch. I would give it 5 stars.'
  • Lexie Partleton, age 8 -  'The craziest, funniest book I've ever read!'
  • Leoni Williams age 9 - 'I didn't really love all the fashion and dresses and shoes and stuff. I thought that was a bit boring. But my mum says that is because I'm a tomboy so other girls might like it.'
  • Keeley Spooner, age 10 - 'Some bits in Witch Wars let me down because there was a small bit of anger in the book.'
  • Emily Golding, age 7 ½ - 'it was hilarious - the names of the witches, where they lived and the competition that they have for the Witch Wars.  What would you do with a shrivelled head?'
  • Grace Cuskeran, age 11 - 'a brilliant book about a girl called Tiga who meets a fabulous fairy called Fran who takes Tiga down the sink pipes to a place called Ritzy City where she takes part in Witch Wars.'
  • Evie Aconley, age 8 - 'An extremely exciting fun story.'
  • Caitlin Hill, age 7 - 'Tiga Whicabim knows nothing about being a witch, she doesn't even know she is one! And now someone mysterious has entered her in a witch contest...Brilliantly written book and fab drawings.'
  • Millie Barrett, age 8 - 'I loved this book!  It is exciting because you never know who is going to win Witch Wars or who is going to be out in the next round. '
  • Chloe Fernandes, age 9 - 'A young girl called Tiga gets whisked off into a magical event called 'Witch Wars'. I thought this book was a good read but not one of my favourites.'
  • Jessica Banks, age 8 - 'I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.  I liked the characters and the story.  The illustrations helped to bring the story to life. I would recommend this book.'
  • Jennifer Bridgeman, age 10 - 'Witch Wars is the funniest book I have read in ages.  The main character is a girl called Tiga Whicabim. Tiga gets whisked away to a place under the pipes and underground to a place, Ritzy city.'
  • Annabelle Cassidy, age 6 - 'This book has really funny bits, great characters, and a fast pace, making you feel that the race to be the winner is really thrilling.'


Witch Glitch by Sibéal Pounder

It's a new era for the Witch Wars witches. Felicity Bat is no longer evil, Tiga has at last found her mum and there's the whole of Silver City to explore. But it's not long before the witches find themselves at the centre of another adventure.

When a magical book called The Karens offers to grant Fran the Fabulous Fairy's dearest wish, it seems too good to be true. And it is. Before you can say 'frogknuckles', Tiga and the gang are in a race against time - can they save Fran before she explodes in a large ball of glittery dust?


Praise for the Witch Wars Series

“Fabulous fairies and fashion-forward witches battle it out in this lively read.” – The Observer

“Magic and mayhem rule in this ebullient romp of an adventure” – The Guardian

“Fizzing with fun…The short chapters and delightfully imaginative black and white illustrations make it easily accessible for young readers” – Daily Mail

“Completely bonkers fun, from the brilliant inventions (underwater beauty spas) to the glitzy characters.”

“Silly spells, delectable dresses, magical mishaps and ridiculous riddles, this is a witch story like no other – and it’s a blast!” – The Bookseller

About the Author

Sibéal Pounder

Sibéal Pounder used to work for the Financial Times, where she researched the How To Spend It section and wrote the For Goodness’ Sake column – interviewing everyone from Veronica Etro to Vivienne Westwood. Now she writes about fabulous witches and feisty fairies in Witch Wars, her much loved series for Bloomsbury. Sibéal's first book, Witch Wars, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2016.

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Book Info


288 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Publication date

6th October 2016




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