We’re delighted that Magical Muddles, the second book in Inky Willis’ hilarious middle-grade series, is published today with Hachette Children’s.

When Molly finds out her best friend, Chloe, is moving schools, it feels like the end of the world. That’s until she realises her secret paper witch, Notes, can fly letters between them.

But then Molly receives a note from Chloe that mentions her new friends and the Inter-School Spelling Championship and her bubble bursts. In retaliation, Molly enters herself into the competition. Just one tiny problem: Molly absolutely HATES spelling.

Meanwhile, Notes is up to her usual tricks and is determined to help Molly make new friends of her own. Of course, there are a few magical muddles along the way …

Can Molly and Chloe get their friendship back on track? Will Notes succeed in her mission? And who will win the dreaded Inter-School Spelling Championship?

With a vibrant, unique voice, and amazing illustrations to match, Inky Willis conjures up magic for every reader!

With authors such as Harriet Muncaster declaring ‘I adored this book and whizzed through it in one sitting – now I desperately want my own tiny scribble witch!’ and A.F Harrold calling it ‘a great zappy adventure from a new voice I’m sure will be filling kids’ brains for years to come,’ the first book in the Scribble Witch series launched to much praise in March.

We’re thrilled that the delightful follow up is finally flying its way onto shelves – congratulations, Inky!

Inky Willis is a children’s author and illustrator living on the Kent coast with her husband and two children. She studied Illustration at the Royal College of Art where she soon realised she wanted to play with words as well as pictures.

Her Queen Sardine young fiction series, published by Templar, was her authorial debut written under Kate Willis-Crowley, starring a lovable (and slightly haughty) tabby cat.