Thursday, October 02, 2008

October book list - Witches

The Utah Chapter of the Children's Literature Book Club is just getting started and Since it's the bewitching season, we're reading books about witches. We're starting things slowly so the list is short. We're reading The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare And The Widow's Broom by Chris Van Allsburg
I've also asked each member to read at least one other book about witches and bring it to share. Here are a few titles that came to mind as possibilities:
Which Witch by Eva Ibbotson
Well Witched by Frances Hardinge
The Frog Princess Series by E.D. Baker
Witch Child by Celia Rees
The Witches of Dredmoore Hollow by Riford McKenzie
The Witches by Roald Dahl
The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Look for discussion questions later this month along with a list of the books members brought to share.

What's your favorite witch book?


Marissa Doyle said...

Howl's Moving Castle and several other Diana Wynne Jones books...and Susan Cooper's Greenwitch?

I have to smile--I found this post because of a Google alert on my YA that came out this spring, Bewitching Season. And yes, it has witches in it.

Julie P said...

Wow - just want you to know how excited I am to have found this blog this morning!

Warnell said...

I love most anything by John Bellairs (lots of witches). and Jennifer, Hectate, Macbeth, William McKinley and Me, Elizabeth by E.L. Konisburg was always one of my favorites growing up!

Krista Hansen said...

I read Which Witch and Frog Princess. I liked them both. Thanks for the recomendations!

Riford said...

I'm the author of The Witches of Dredmoore Hollow... I'm very pleased to see the book on your reading list. Feel free to email me any questions you might have about the story.