The literature world is full of memorable, fun, magical, and spooky stories about witches. From Shakespeare’s famous witches attending to their boiling concoction with a “double, double toil and trouble,” to memorable cult classic witches from the 1970s and from the 1980s, there are stories for all readers. The world of children’s literature has its own share of beloved witch characters. In this list, we’ve gathered the best kids books about witches.
On this list there are some well known witches, like Hermione, Winnie the Witch, and Miss Viola Swamp. There are also stories of less known witch characters you’ll be delighted (and maybe startled!) to meet, like a little girl witch from a Brave Little Witch. And even though it’s a list about witches, there are stories of witches and wizards, cats, broomsticks, bats, spiders, warts . . . the fun things all readers love (or fear!) about witches.
The list includes three types of books—board, picture, and chapter—to appeal to a range of kids. Board books are great for reading aloud to young readers. Picture books are best for toddlers and elementary age kids, whether for reading aloud together or for young readers learning to read on their own. Board and picture book stories are generally meant to entertain and will not include content that could be scary, though parents and other loved ones should still be judicious, especially with a sensitive reader. Chapter books on the list are best for elementary and tween readers around early middle school age.
Enjoy the list, and let us know what titles you would add!
The New York Times bestselling Halloween picture book is now a full-size board book, perfect for sharing with little ones! This rollicking, rhyming tale from master storyteller Julia Donaldson is the perfect Halloween read-aloud for the youngest listeners. A friendly witch, hungry dragon, and muddy monster learn about friendship, and readers will delight in the surprising (and not too scary) ending.
From bestselling author Angela DiTerlizzi comes a lighthearted and spooky Halloween board book perfect for little trick-or-treaters!
We’re seeking a witch And everyone knows Your skin must be green A wart on your nose
Should travel by broom. Wear a tall pointy hat Love eye of newt Adore your black cat
Join two trick-or-treaters on Halloween night as they go on a haunted adventure to find the perfect witch.
The New York Times bestselling Halloween picture book is now a board book!
This rollicking, rhyming tale from master storyteller Julia Donaldson is the perfect Halloween read-aloud for the youngest listeners. A friendly witch, hungry dragon, and muddy monster learn about friendship, and readers will delight in the surprising (and not too scary) ending.
A rhyming Halloween counting board book sure to delight the youngest trick-or-treaters
Now in a board book edition for the youngest reader, join a sneaky spider, a wily witch, a silly scarecrow, and other favorite spooky creatures as seven orange pumpkins disappear in a countdown to a Halloween surprise. Bright, bold, and fun, Seven Orange Pumpkins is a perfect read-aloud and is sure to capture the imagination of the littlest trick-or-treaters.
Who’s that flying over the treetops? Whoosh!It’s the witch and her cat and a very tall hat.Fly through the sky with the witch and her friends and bring the story to life with a specially-designed ‘whoosh’ sound. Whoosh! Went the Witch is a fun and interactive introduction to one of the UK’s favourite story books, Room on the Broom from the superb partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
10 Busy Brooms - “Ten little witches combine a lesson in counting with colorful Halloween fun. “ - Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor Celebrate Halloween with this fun and festive counting board book, perfect for fans of Room on the Broom! Young readers will want to fly the night sky with the ten little witches in this bright and adventurous Halloween story. Whether zooming past rattling skeletons, buzzing by pie-stealing mummies, or soaring over a werewolf with bad breath, this exciting group of witches and their high-flying Halloween adventures will have readers cheering! Plus, play a game of I Spy and find the cat and owl on every page! “An enjoyable celebration of witchy sisterhood.”—Publisher’s Weekly “Bright and cheerful.”—School Library Journal