Witches, wizards and magic books for children

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Jill Murphy, children’s author and illustrator, dies aged 72
The writer was best known for the much-loved picture book Peace at Last and the Worst Witch series of novels

Weronika Strzyżyńska

20, Aug, 2021 @3:33 PM

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The Worst Witch review – a magical baddie makes the production fly
Dastardly Agatha Cackle’s attempts to make witching great again have the young audience almost levitating in their seats

Clare Brennan

03, Feb, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Ten of the best theatre shows for Christmas 2018
Musical improv elves, cabaret and interactive hijinks abound in these festive shows for families

Chris Wiegand

09, Nov, 2018 @3:33 PM

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Coven ready: from Instagram to TV, why are witches so popular?
Occult dramas from The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina to Strange Angel are a theme of the new season’s TV. Is this a response to the uncertainty of contemporary politics?

Neil Armstrong

15, Sep, 2018 @3:41 PM

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Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend review – a magical debut
This enchanting adventure of a ‘strange little girl with black eyes’ more than holds its own against a certain H Potter. Roll on the franchise

Fiona Noble

29, Oct, 2017 @11:00 AM

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Halloween light parties put a Christian spin on haunted celebrations
With Halloween spending in Britain expected to reach £320m this year, churches are offering trick or treaters a lighter alternative to ghosts and monsters

Jamie Doward

28, Oct, 2017 @11:05 PM

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Broomsticks and dragon bones in British Library's Harry Potter magic show
Manuscripts for JK Rowling’s books mix with a centuries-old mermaid and a witch’s crystal ball in hotly anticipated exhibition

Maev Kennedy

18, Oct, 2017 @4:03 PM

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness - review
Secret Scribbler: ‘Ness seems to be one of the few contemporary YA authors who really ‘gets’ being a 21st century Western teenager, and crucially accepts it without judgement’

Secret Scribbler

06, Jul, 2016 @11:00 AM

Keeping up with Magic by Carolina Munhóz – review
Pedro: ‘funny, controversial and educational’

Pedro Martins

05, Jul, 2016 @2:00 PM

The Summoner series by Taran Matharu – review
freddymadefilms: ‘something completely new and completely and utterly brilliant’


04, Jul, 2016 @2:00 PM

Magic in the Mix by Annie Barrows – review
mayissa: ‘I really like the story because I love books with time travel’


02, Jul, 2016 @8:00 AM

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas – review
tessathebooklover: ‘Once I started reading this book I couldn’t stop and I felt like I lived in that world throughout the whole story’


01, Jul, 2016 @8:00 AM

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