Halloween is nearly here and many of you will be reading Halloween themed stories. We have thought of as many fictional witches as we can but we’re sure that we have missed lots! Do you have a favourite fictional witch to add to our list?
Winnie the Witch by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul – Winnie is still our favourite picture book witch and although we have enjoyed lots of her adventures the original story is still our favourite.
Winnie’s Big Catch by Laura Owen and Korky Paul – We also enjoy reading the Winnie Early Readers in which we are introduced to several new characters,
Meg’s Eggs by Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski – The stories about Meg, Mog and Owl are timeless and my daughter loves reading them. Meg’s Eggs is still our favourite.
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler – This is my daughter’s favourite Julia Donaldson story and she loves to re-enact the witch’s adventures.
Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Really Big Adventure by Kristina Stephenson – There is a great twist at the end of this story and it’s related to the witch who follows Charlie throughout his adventure.
It’s Raining Bats & Frogs by Rebecca Colby and Steven Henry – Delia does her best to help when rain threatens the annual witch parade but when changing the rain to bats and frogs doesn’t work she needs to find another solution.
The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy – Young witch Mildred Hubble is always in trouble but can she help when she discovers a mysterious group of witches plotting against Miss Cackle’s Academy of Witches?
The Witches by Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake – The Grand High Witch is planning to get rid of every child in England but a brave boy and his grandmother are determined to stop her.
The Little Witch by Otfried Preußler and Winnie Gebhardt – The Little Witch (translated from the German Die Kleine Hexe) spends a year trying to be good so that she can attend the annual Walpurgis night celebrations. But does she succeed in impressing the older witches?
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay – Hogwarts not only takes young wizards but also young witches as well, the most famous being Muggle, Hermione Granger.
You Can’t Make Me Go To Witch School by Em Lynas and Jamie Littler – Daisy is desperate to escape Witch School so that she can fulfil her destiny as an actress but magical forces are at work. Can she find a way to escape from Toadspit Towers?
The Cake, the Wolf and the Witch by Maudie Smith and Tony Ross – A wonderfully original fairytale fantasy with a modern day hero and heroine. Many well known fairytale characters are woven into a story with unique twists.
How to Catch a Witch by Abie Longstaff – ‘Nothing has gone right for Charlie since her family moved. The house is creepy, school makes her nervous and the village seems odd, spooky, almost … magical. Charlie is drawn into a tale of the unexpected, a tale in which good must do battle with evil over an ancient curse.
Who would you add to our list?
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