The Witches by Roald Dahl

December 24th, 2015 by

The-Witches-roald-dahlSubmitted by Sam, Age 10 from Connecticut

Rating: ★★★★★

This book is about a boy and his grandmother. His parents died, and his grandmother is his only living relative. His grandmother likes to tell him tales about witches. But these witches are not your fairy tale type of witch that is green with a broomstick to fly on. These witches hate children and will do anything to get rid of them. The boy listens very closely. One day, they take a vacation in London. They stay in a hotel. But little do they know that the witches themselves and their leader, The Grand High Witch. And very surprising events are in store. Dun, dun dun! I like this book because it is very funny and a tad bit emotional. But mostly, suspenseful. If you want to read The Witches, go look for it at your library!

The Witches by Roald Dahl

December 17th, 2015 by

The-Witches-roald-dahlSubmitted by Leah, Age 11 from Connecticut

Rating: ★★★★½

The Witches by Roald Dahl is a very good book. The book is about a child who lives with his grandmother. His grandmother would tell him spooky stories about witches. Then the child became afraid of witches and stays more alert. My favorite part of the book is the ending because it has an interesting twist. I would recommend this book to people that like books with fantasy characters and magic.

The Witches by Roald Dahl

April 3rd, 2014 by

The-Witches-roald-dahlSubmitted by Allison, Age 9 from Virginia

Rating: ★★★★½

Are you scared of witches? Well you should because the witches are everywhere. They dress up as ordinary ladies but they are evil and diabolical little sneaks. The witches hate children. And do everything they can to get rid of them.So if I were you I would watch your back!

Kidsmomo Podcast #37: “The Horror, The Horror!”

November 9th, 2010 by

It seems like we always have to mention food and bad puns — even when we’re talking about scary stories! But there’s also plenty of spine-tingling terror in our latest podcast, all about spooky stuff. Are you frightened by the idea of a duel with the devil, an evil plot to turn children into rodents, and ghosts who move among mortals? Then beware our new podcast!

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  • Which witch is the worst? You’ll meet her when we reveal our mystery book!
  • Our dream Halloween costume ideas
  • Our spooky book picks (The Boneshaker, Dying to Meet You)
  • Horror recs from two of YOU (The Haunting of Derek Stone and Deep and Dark and Dangerous)

Also, don’t forget: next up, we’re celebrating the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 with a special month-long theme dedicated to books for Potterphiles! So send us a review of a book that you would recommend to a Harry Potter fan, check out our “Beyond Hogwarts” booklist, and watch our review of the new movie. Cheers, mate!

— Karen and Nancy

Copy of The Boneshaker provided to Kidsmomo by the author.

Book Trailer: The Witches

November 2nd, 2010 by

This book trailer for The Witches was originally the Mystery Book Theater video for our More Spooky Stuff theme. For more on The Witches, check out our “The Horror, the Horror” podcast.

Ah, a relaxing vacation to the British Isles… What could be better than staying in a nice English hotel, where many of the other guests are proper-looking ladies who always wear gloves, have slightly-too-large nostrils, and are constantly scratching at their hair? Wait a minute! Could it be these women are not what they seem? That’s what our hero finds out in Roald Dahl’s The Witches.