Witches

  • Meg and Mog by Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski

    Meg and Mog by Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski

    We’re sad to hear of the death of Jan Pienkowski – his colourful characters, Meg, Mog and Owl were some of the first picture book characters that I was introduced to. I remember reading them in my infant school classroom and we frequently borrowed the books from the library. Our copy of Meg and Mog […]


  • You Can’t Make Me Go To Witch School! by Em Lynas & Jamie Littler

    You Can’t Make Me Go To Witch School! by Em Lynas & Jamie Littler

    You Can’t Make Me Go To Witch School! is the debut novel from Em Lynas and we enjoyed reading it so much that we couldn’t put it down! Why anybody wouldn’t want to go to Witch School is inconceivable to my daughter who loves the fact that one of the characters shares her name! We…


  • Picture book monsters and witches for Halloween

    Picture book monsters and witches for Halloween

    We’ve rounded up some of our favourite picture books about witches and monsters for Halloween. If you have any scary, monsterly, witchy, ghostly suggestions we’d love you to add them to the comments. Winnie the Witch is our favourite witch and Winnie’s Amazing Pumpkin is a story that is particularly relevant to Halloween. After hollowing out her pumpkin Winnie turns the skin into an…


  • Winnie’s Amazing Pumpkin – Valerie Thomas / Korky Paul
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    Winnie’s Amazing Pumpkin – Valerie Thomas / Korky Paul

    This year we planted three pumpkin seeds but we didn’t realise how big pumpkin plants grow (luckily only one plant survived!). We did cut the plant back when it started to grow across our patio and threatened to strangle the tomatoes next to it but although our plant is big it doesn’t look like our…


  • Winnie the Witch by Valerie Thomas & Korky Paul
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    Winnie the Witch by Valerie Thomas & Korky Paul

    The Story: Winnie the Witch lives in a black house with her black cat Wilbur. She can see Wilbur when his eyes are open but when he sleeps she often sits on him or trips over him. Her first spell to solve the problem means that Winnie can’t see Wilbur in the garden and the second…