Are you starting to feel that fall chill in the air? As the temperatures start to drop into the cozy fall temperatures we all know and love now is a great opportunity to start preparing some fun Halloween activities to do with your kids. There is no better or more iconic thing associated with Halloween than witches, and what could beat snuggling with your kids while you read a few witch books together? These silly picture books are packed with fun tales of witches of all kinds and work great for Halloween and beyond. Here are the best Witch books for Toddlers and Preschoolers.
Fun Witch Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers
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These not-so-spooky tales of witches are the perfect addition to your Halloween books this year. Pick a couple from the selection and add them to your book box in the lead-up to Halloween and share them with your toddlers and preschoolers.
Room on the Broom
By far our favourite Witch book for this age range, Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson is fantastic. With rhymes and great illustrations. This fun family read-aloud book is a fun and sweet story of friendship and quick wits.
Check out this Room on the Broom Number Activity for preschoolers.
Meg and Mog
A classic from my own childhood, Meg and Mog is a fun tale of the witch Meg and her cat Mog. The original is shown above but there are others in the series that your little ones may enjoy. I know that my own kids did.
Winnie the Witch
Another favourite from our family’s bookshelf is Winne the Witch books they are silly and fun. The first in what looks to now be a 46 book series is one of the first books I brought my daughter for Halloween and we had many nights sitting and reading it together.
How to Catch a Witch
Do you have what it takes to catch a witch? In How to Catch a Witch the Catch Club Kids series will take you on an adventure where they try to catch a witch.
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In Big Pumpkin the witch has grown a massive pumpkin, and now she wants to make a pumpkin pie, but the pumpkin is so big she can’t get it off its vine!
Love pumpkins too – why not combine reading this book with some of our fun Pumpkin Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers.
The Witch’s Cat and the Cooking Catastrophe
Read aloud to your toddler The Witch’s Cat and the Cooking Catastrophe and find out what happens when the witch’s cat finds an old cookbook and gives it a go!
The Witch and the Anxious Broomstick
If you have an anxious child, they will love reading The Witch and the Anxious Broomstick. A picture book about the witch who overcomes worry in this sweet Halloween story.
Leila, The Perfect Witch
In Leila, the Perfect Witch you follow a witch on a fun adventure as she learns that baking is no piece of cake. It’s the perfect read to go along with some of our favourite Halloween Recipes to Cook with Kids (and yes some are perfect for cooking with your toddlers).
Looking for other Halloween Books – we’ve put together our Family Favourite Ghost Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers too! Why not check them out and pick your favourite to add to the book basket this year.
Little Witch’s Big Night
One for your older preschoolers and to keep for when they are learning to read. Little Witch’s Big Night is a “step into reading book” and great for your beginner readers and you to share the reading together.. Forced to stay home on Halloween night because she was too good this year, Little Witch decides to give a few trick-or-treaters broomstick rides!
Wendy the Windy Witch
If you have a toddler or preschool that likes their potty humor then Wendy, the Windy Witch is for them. Did you know that witches can fart! Join Wendy on a fun and farting journey.
More Halloween Fun for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Looking for ideas to do with your toddlers and preschoolers for Halloween then check out these below.
- Fun Halloween Maths Activities for Preschoolers
- Halloween Playdough Activities
- Halloween Songs and Rhymes
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.