All Ages

11 Witch Books for Kids of All Ages

by Jennifer Garry

Do you feel that wicked chill in the air? As temperatures drop, leaves begin to flutter in the wind, and attention starts to turn to Halloween costumes, cackling witches will begin popping up everywhere. There’s no better time to cozy up with a good witch book. From fun and silly picture books to spookier, adventure-packed young adult novels, these witch-centric tales will put a spell on you through the Halloween season and beyond!

  • Picture Books

  • Room on the Broom

    by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler

    This is one of those books that you will love just as much as your kids do. It’s fun and clever, and little readers adore the rhyming and repetition. Plus, the story has a great message of friendship. A witch is happily flying around on her broom when the wind blows away her hat, then her bow, and then her wand. Luckily, a helpful animal finds her missing belonging each time. All the animals want in return for their help is some room on her broom. The witch keeps collecting new friends until her broom snaps in two and she’s captured by a fire-breathing dragon who likes to eat witches with French fries. Luckily for the witch, her friends come to the rescue.

  • 10 Busy Brooms

    by Carol Gerber, illustrated by Michael Fleming

    With bright, cheerful illustrations, little readers will love following the witchy Halloween adventures in this fun counting book. It starts with “one little witch on a long, speedy broom” who encounters another witch and invites her along for a ride. Fans of Room on the Broom will enjoy watching the ten witchy friends zoom past skeletons, ghosts, goblins, mummies, and a werewolf with bad breath. As a bonus, see if you can spy the cat and owl on every page!

  • Little Witch Goes to School

    by Deborah Hautzig

    Little Witch wants to go to school like her friends, but her mom wants her to stay home and learn to be bad from her witchy aunts and cousin. When Mother Witch finally agrees to let Little Witch go, she makes her promise to be very, very bad. But can a good Little Witch do that? The third book in the Little Witch series has a surprise ending that kids will love.

  • Young Adult

  • The Babysitters Coven

    by Kate M. Williams

    One part Adventures in Babysitting, one part Buffy the Vampire Slayer, this hilarious, action-packed novel centers around a coven of witchy babysitters who stumble into their calling to protect the innocent and save the world from evil — all before the parents get home. With a little ‘90s nostalgia sprinkled in, this witty novel would be perfect for a mother-daughter book club.

  • These Witches Don't Burn

    by Isabel Sterling

    Hannah's a real witch — an Elemental who can control fire, earth, water, and air. When a terrifying blood ritual interrupts the end-of-school-year bonfire and evidence of dark magic starts appearing all over her hometown of Salem, Massachusetts, Hannah is sure it's the work of a deadly Blood Witch. The rest of her coven is less convinced, which forces Hannah to team up with the last person she wants to see: her ex-girlfriend, Veronica. While the pair try to expose the Blood Witch at a house party, Hannah meets Morgan — a cute new girl in town. Soon she finds herself trying to get the girl and trying to save her coven from a murderous villain.

  • Witch Child

    by Celia Rees

    Witch Child is the story of a world in which being different can cost you your life. Told through diary entries that begin in the spring of 1659, when Mary Newbury’s beloved grandmother is hanged as a witch in the public square, the book follows Mary as she barely escapes a similar fate. Instead, she faces intolerance and new dangers as she tries to hide her true identity and healing powers.

  • Akata Witch

    by Nnedi Okorafor

    Sunny Nwazue doesn’t seem to fit in anywhere. She was born in New York City, but lives in Nigeria. She has West African features, but she’s albino. She’s an amazing athlete, but she can’t play soccer in the sun. Everything changes the day she learns she has latent magical power. Soon, she becomes part of a foursome of magic students who study together. While they’re still learning the ropes, Sunny and her new friends are asked to track down a criminal who also knows magic. Will their training be enough?

  • Half Bad

    by Sally Green

    The first book in the Half Bad trilogy takes place in modern-day England and follows 16-year-old Nathan who is half White witch (good) and half Black witch (evil). His mother is dead and his father is the world’s most powerful Black witch. Both sides are hunting him and there is no one he can trust. Trapped in a cage, Nathan has to find a way to escape before his 17th birthday, when his father will give him three gifts and he will come into his own as a witch — or he’ll die.