Have you ever wondered what it would be like to move into a neighborhood of witches? In this funny book, The Witch’s Guide to Cooking with Children by Keith McGowan, that is exactly what happens to Sol and Connie. This hilariously funny adventure places the children up against the witch who lives next door. Of course, the witch is trying to lure the kids into her cauldron and it seems as though the whole town is in cahoots to get those children onto the witch’s table as her entree. The witch’s diary entries are very funny, especially the list of her favorite recipes. You can guess the book is a very clever twist of the tale of Hansel and Gretel and is a funny read-aloud for families.
Another clever book is The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman.
You will take on a discovery quest to find out who is stealing the magic from priceless items in the collections repository when they are checked out for everyday use. The adventure, romance and magical aspects include rhyming charms, a mirror that talks, boots that fly, and magic carpet rides.