Spooky Half Term Reading
Enjoy Half Term with some great stories they couldn't put down.
This months theme has a particular witchy feel so get ready for some Spooky Half Term Reading recommendations.
The Witches by Roald Dahl
You could be sitting next to a witch and never know it. They look like ordinary women but are extremely dangerous to children. Luckily for the boy in the story, his grandmother knows what signs to look for, but things don't go as planned.
The Worst Witch and the wishing star by Jill Murphy
In The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star, Mildred, notoriously the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, makes a wish on a shooting star - and to her great surprise it comes true! But it also spells trouble. Mildred's wish-come-true is a small dog but she has to keep him a secret from her friends, and especially the formidable Miss Hardbroom. It's a disaster waiting to happen...and it does...!The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star launches a stunning new cover look and an appealing squarer format across the whole of the Worst Witch series which includes The Worst Witch; The Worst Witch Strikes Again; A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch; The Worst Witch all at Sea; The Worst Witch Saves the Day and The Worst Witch to the Rescue.
Witch Child by Celia Rees
Young Adult Fiction
When Mary sees her grandmother accused of witchcraft and hung for the crime, she is silently hurried to safety by an unknown woman. The woman gives her tools to keep the record of her days - paper and ink. Mary is taken to a boat in Plymouth and from there sails to the New World where she hopes to make a new life among the pilgrims. But old superstitions die hard and soon Mary finds that she, like her grandmother, is the victim of ignorance and stupidity and once more she finds herself having to make important choices to ensure her survival. With a vividly evoked environment and characters skilfully and patiently drawn this is a powerful literary achievement by Celia Rees, that is utterly engrossing from start to finish.
Children events in your library
Chatterbooks @ Aylesbury Library and Chesham Library
A fun book club for kids. Chat about your favourite author, play fun games and get creative.
Duplo Club @ Burnham Library
Build and have fun with your toddler.
Bagbooks @ High Wycombe Library
Is a multi-sensory storytime for toddlers.
Various craft activities take place regularly in lots of libraries, great for children who love to express themselves with glue and crayons. We also hold regular Bounce & Rhyme and Storytime session in lots of our libraries across the county.
Find all our events listing on our website.