Given to me by a good friend many years ago, Meredith, the Witch Who Wasn’t, still remains one of my favorites. It is a fun, uplifting Halloween story with themes of gifts, following your heart, and acceptance. Readers can enjoy this book any time throughout the year.
As the title suggests, Meredith was a witch who wasn’t your average witch. She preferred to walk rather than ride her broom and making things from scratch instead of using spells. Whenever she tried to use magic, her spells went all wrong.
One day, she is summoned to attend the ‘Annual Assessment of Witchly Powers’, where she must pass certain tests to remain a witch. A lot of confusion and craziness follow, which initially causes Meredith to feel down about herself.
I love that the book’s main message is happiness comes from truly being yourself, doing what you love, and that everyone has unique talents. Such a fun, feel-good book with beautiful illustrations!