The Little Witch’s Book of Spells
The Little Witch’s Book of Spells is an enchanting compendium of spells, potions, and activities for kids 8 to 12 years old.
Young witches-in-training will discover spells to resolve problems, foster friendship, and engage with the natural world.
This spellbinding book guides readers on how to craft a magic wand, befriend a fairy, and read tea leaves, as well as glossaries of magical terms and symbols.
• A playful and immersive guidebook to all things magical
• Filled with simple activities using easily found ingredients
• Complete with lush illustrations
The Little Witch’s Book of Spells harnesses magic and the imagination to help little witches feel powerful, tap into creative energy, and practice self-love.
Spells and activities include Best Friends Forever Spell, Jump Rope Protection Spell, Get Well Soon Elixir, Blanket Fort Magical Fortress Spell, How to Make a Magical Fairy Garden, and Mermaid Bath Spell.
• Perfect for young readers interested in magic, fans of Harry Potter, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and fantasy series featuring witches
• A mystical, fun, and empowering book of spells that will have any child enthralled by the magical world
• Makes a great gift for millennial parents who want to encourage imagination, creativity, and play
• Add it the shelf with books like The Book of the Secrets of Merlin Wizardology by Candlewick Press, Fairyopolis: A Flower Fairies Journal by Glen Bird and Liz Catchpole, and The Unofficial Harry Potter Spellbook: Wizard Training by Michael Gonzalez.
Praise for The Little Witch’s Book of Spells
“In a welcoming and meditative spell book for budding witches, Kusby asserts that readers need not “possess the power to make objects fly or to read minds” to engage with witchcraft. Instead, the ways of witches concern expressions of individuality, personal self-reflection, and the practice of kindness, detailed here in chapters devoted to spells for success, happiness, and friendship, among other ideals. Though a small number of the included spells ask for specialty items, such as a quartz crystal, most require simple, readily available objects—a pink ribbon and a tablespoon of honey for a “Conflict-Sweetening Spell,” two pipe cleaners to make a bubble wand for a “Butterfly Bubble-Blowing Spell.” Paired with Baumert’s bright, fluid images of children, animals, and witches’ accoutrements, Kusby’s creative activities and incantations warmly encourage mindfulness, community building, and forming connections with the natural world. A nurturing, hands-on primer.”
“The Little Witch’s Book of Spells is sweet and charming, full of beautiful illustrations and spells which uplift and empower. The book is a great entryway for children to explore self-care, witchcraft, magic, and spirituality. What’s more is that the content is equally fun for adults who might want healthy activities to share with their young ones. I definitely suggest checking it out.”
-Sage Liskey, Author of You Are A Great And Powerful Wizard
Oh, the sweet simplicity of a magical practice! Kusby’s warm-hearted guide gently instructs the novice and reminds the seasoned practitioner (like myself) to look for magic everywhere, and to begin with the stuff inside you. In fact, if you’ve lost sight of your own charms, one of the best spells in the book is the Love Yourself Rainbow Spell. It will help you find them again.
-Elizabeth Neal, Powell’s Books
“This book is so cute! The illustrations are gorgeous, and the text offers practical tips and recipes for spellcasting. It also gives an overview of how magic can be applied from day to day. This would be the ideal companion book to YA magic-centric classics like “Half Magic” and the Harry Potter series. If you or your kid have been interested in learning more about making magic, this book will get you started! Released during a pandemic, this book is perfectly timed. There’s no better time than now for us to be sharing spells and techniques for generating one’s own magic. This is a perfect gift for the budding witch in your life.”
-Joni Whitworth, Founder of Future Prairie Creative Studio
“The Little Witch’s Book of Spells not only to encourages its readers to create a world of magic, but to give the world some magic. I trust a world in which our kids grow up reading books like this. Give them this book and watch the magic they create.”
-Bobby Eversmann, Editor of Deep Overstock
“The care Kusby put into the text is evident. The writing is inclusive, accessible, and shall we say… magical! None of the material elements are out of reach of what a kid can find in their own home, or backyard, or with a short exploratory walk down the block. I love that it gives kids options for solo-spellwork as well as encouraging kids to bond over their shared interest. Plus none of the spells are meant to replace good old fashioned communication and hard work, and rather serve to help direct the young witches thoughts and efforts in a productive direction.”
-Sarah Reif, Powells Books
“With beautiful illustration, heartening writing, and easy-to-replicate spells for witches of all ages, this book is perfect for kids looking to connect more with the natural world, the people around them, and most importantly, themselves. Little spellcasters will love how much there is to do (everything from tea leaf reading to blanket fort construction) and parents will appreciate how it helps their little ones develop, enabling them to be present in every moment. Parents will learn just as much as kids with this book, and that, plus the beautiful combination of art and prose, makes it an easy recommend.”
-Benjamin Kessler, Portland State University Creative Writing Department
“This is the book that the ten-year-old me would have cherished and benefitted from… The Little Witch’s Book of Spells is a work that introduces readers to self-care and the power of positive intentions and positive mindset through creative endeavors.”
-Tanya Turek, books4yourkids