Discover These Children's Books About Witches

Today, we want to tell you about several children's books about witches that will help little ones overcome their fears.
Discover These Children's Books About Witches

Last update: 25 March, 2021

In the following article, we want to introduce you to a wonderful list of children’s books about witches. Witches and other characters such as ghosts or vampires have long been associated with fear and dread in children. More often than not, they’re evil and unpleasant characters.

Many childhood fears in children have to do with these kinds of characters. And that’s why celebrations like Halloween are so loved by some children and so hated by many others.

However, we must get rid of this way of seeing those characters in children’s thoughts so that their fears go away. And we’ll achieve this through tools such as children’s books, movies, or even playful activities and games.

With that in mind, here’s a selection of children’s books about witches to change the perspective on these unusual protagonists.

Children’s books about witches

Room on the Broom! by Julia Donaldson

With a lot of musicality and in the form of poetry, we’re presented with this funny witch who flies with her cat on her broom. The repetitive structure of its pages makes children get into the rhythm of the story from the very beginning.

A cartoon drawing of two witches preparing a potion in a black cauldron.

In addition, the witch, in each of her flights, loses objects that she must go down to recover. With this, children will practice using their attention, concentration, and memory so as not to miss a single detail.

The fantastic illustrations and the fun story have made the book a success. In fact, it’s available in more than 21 languages. What’s more, it’s earned numerous awards and prizes having to do with children’s literature.

The Witches by Roald Dahl, one of the best-known children’s books about witches

A classic among children’s books about witches is this story by one of the most outstanding authors of children’s literature, Roald Dahl. The Witches is one of the author’s most well-known books, and it even reached the big screen with a movie based on the book.

We don’t recommend this book for fearful children because of the small hints of terror it includes. However, irony and fun reign in this fantastic story ideal for children who are ten years and older.

The adventures that the main character of the story experiences with his grandmother will delight children. Thanks to the descriptions of his wise grandmother, young readers will be able to know and identify what witches really look like in order to escape from them easily.

Witches, mice, magic, potions, and the beautiful and true love between a grandparent and a grandchild are experienced in this fantastic story.

A cartoon drawing of a witch riding on a broom.

What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen? by Nick Sharratt

The expressiveness and curiosity of little ones are guaranteed with this fantastic illustrated album. Inside, they’ll find flaps to discover what awaits them underneath: Something appetizing on one side and… something disgusting on the other!

Although the book’s text isn’t necessarily the most profound that we’ve read, the game with the flaps, the food, the disgust, and the unpleasantness of what lies underneath them can provide children with a lot of entertainment.

In addition to knowing everything we can find in the witch’s kitchen, this children’s book will also help children to learn aspects related to food.

This album provides lots of fun, and it can also be used to carry out related activities. For example, a great activity that will encourage children’s creativity is to draw their own kitchens and show what’s in them.

So, what are you waiting for? Head to your local bookstore or library and look for any of these wonderful children’s books about witches!

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