Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler


Daughter’s age when read: 3 years old

I was on Twitter asking for suggestions on good children Halloween books and Inara Scott (author of The Candidates, an awesome book I must say) suggested this one.  So I requested it from the library and what a wonderful book it is!  It instantly became one of my daughter’s and my own favorites.  It’s about a friendly witch who is flying on her broomstick and loses her hat, wand, etc and animals along the way help her find the items and then join her on her broom.  There is a nice rhyming pattern that makes this book easy to read and has just enough repetition that my daughter can read parts of it herself.  That is her favorite part as I read the beginning of a sentence and she finishes it for me.  Her favorite line from the book to read herself  is “Whoosh! They were gone.”  The illustrations are also wonderful and we have to stop to examine each page so she can point out something new every time we read it.  If you are looking for a Halloween themed book for the little ones this is definitely one I would pick up.


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  1. 1

    Oh, excellent. We love Donaldson and Scheffler, so this sounds perfect.

  2. 2

    dsuzuki said,

    I definitely need to check out their other books since my daughter loves this one so much.

  3. 3

    Yes, I’ve shared ROOM ON THE BROOM with children, and they love it! And how about some spider books this month? You can find my suggestions on my new children’s lit blog at

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