Halloween is coming and we are reading. Reading lots and LOTS of books! From historically accurate to just plain fun, reading is a great way to introduce children to their imaginations. With a movie, everything is there is bright color, but in a book you have to imagine the scenery and the characters. Besides, reading is great for increasing your child’s vocabulary. 🙂 These Children’s Books about Witches are a fun way to get ready for Halloween.
Children’s Books About Witches
From stories to facts to coloring – these books will help you teach your kids everything there is to know about Witches – from funny, fake ones to Shakespeare and Salem!
1. Something wicked was brewing in the small town of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. It started when two girls, Betty Parris and Abigail Williams, began having hysterical fits. Soon after, other local girls claimed they were being pricked with pins. With no scientific explanation available, the residents of Salem came to one conclusion: it was witchcraft!
2. Fueled by characters from the wizards of the Harry Potter books to the witches of TV’s Charmed, the desire to be a witch or a wizard has never been stronger. The Everything Kids’ Witches and Wizards Book is packed with information on tools of the wizard trade — from wands to brooms to pouches. Kids can learn how to cast spells for friendship, love or good grades, then “brew” potions, predict the future, fend off evil, and much, much, more!
3. Experience the daily life of a very special Minecraft Witch.
What kind of mischief will she get into?
Will she get her revenge?
This diary book is a great read or gift for a Minecraft lover of any age!
4. Peggy has a test. She need to pass her broomstick test before next week.
So the best way is to ask her grandmother…Yes…Peggy’s grandmother is a witch….
5. “Who is William Shakespeare?” For more than 20 years, Lois Burdett has asked that question of her elementary school students in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, leading them on a voyage of discovery that brings the Bard to life for boys and girls ages seven and up.
Macbeth for Kids, written in rhyming couplets is suitable for staging as class plays as well as reading aloud.
6. Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. Real witches are the most dangerous of all living creatures on earth. There’s nothing they hate so much as children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them. Her grandson listens closely to Grandmamma’s stories—but nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face-to-face with The Grand High Witch herself!
7. A picture book retelling of C. S. Lewis’s classic story, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, for the youngest fans! Introduce them to the magic of Narnia with this picture book featuring illustrations by Tudor Humphries.
Now younger children can share the magical experience, entering into a world of enchantment that will forever lure them back. Four adventurous siblings step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter—but never Christmas—cursed by the power of the White Witch. Only Aslan, the Great Lion, can reverse her wicked spell.
8. The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch’s hat, then her bow, and then her wand! Luckily, three helpful animals find the missing items, and all they want in return is a ride on the broom. But is there room on the broom for so many friends? And when disaster strikes, will they be able to save the witch from a hungry dragon?
9. Little Witch wants to go to school just like her friends, but her mother thinks she should stay home and learn from her witchy aunts. Mother Witch finally agrees to let Little Witch go, but only if she promises to be very, very bad. It’s a wild ride on a broomstick that kids won’t soon forget! The third book in the popular Little Witch series, Little Witch Goes to School has all the mixed-up magic and quirky humor kids have come to love in the first two books.
I hope you and your kids have fun learning about Witches as you prepare for Halloween!
More Witch Educational Resources:
Find the Letter W is for Witch
Fun Witch Craft (it is about 1/2 way down the page)