by Perdita Cargill; Honor Cargill
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Pub Date 08 Aug 2023 | Archive Date 27 Oct 2023
Publisher Spotlight, Tiger Tales
Bea Black is STILL at witch school, despite her best efforts to get her dad to move her to another school. And with the Halloween Ball on the horizon--only the biggest event of the school year--Bea is selected to be on the planning committee! Will she be able to come up with ideas for the ball that impress--and master her wand skills while still keeping her magic a secret from her dad? Features black-and-white illustrations throughout.
Told through Bea's diary entries, the Diary of an Accidental Witch series invites readers to follow Bea on a humorous journey of self-discovery as she learns where she truly belongs.
Average rating from 6 members
This belongs to the Diary of an Accidental Witch which is an hilarious chapter book collection black and white illustrated with creativity and humor. It adds a lot of extra to the text and makes reading fun.
6th grader Bea is having a hard time I love that she is in a school of witches by accident and now it's time for Halloween, there are decorations and tasks to be completed. We get the diary entries as a countdown to the Halloween ball and her wish to be transferred to a non-witch school before Halloween. She thinks she has no friends and that all goes wrong. I love that she writes entries with words that she then corrects, making them funnier. It's a journey of acceptance, making friends, self-discovery, and finding a place to belong.
Sometimes things are not what they seem... like a frog Halloween costume.
I find this series motivating for those who are reluctant to read. The diary entries and the awesome design of the pages with the funny letters, announcements, news, and notes help.
Easy for young readers. Filled with humor. He's is a 6th grader who is attending a school for witches, but she isn't a witch. The book is in the form of a diary which I love. She thinks she is alone with no friends. The pages are delightfully written so realistic as to what a young girl would write. Thanks##Netgalley and #Tigertales for the eARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.
Halloween Ball is the latest installment of Diary of An Accidental Witch series by Perdita and Honor Cargill. Bea is still stuck at witch school and wants to transfer to another school. Also, her dad and best friend are not aware of her practicing magic. Bea’s school is having a Halloween Ball which is the school’s biggest annual event and Bea is on the committee. Will she still have time to practice magic while planning the ball? Read to find out.
Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid will enjoy reading Halloween Ball. The story is told in a diary format with plenty of humor. Cute black and white illustrations created by Katie Saunder show up throughout the book.
An excellent read 5/5 stars.
Diary of an Accidental Witch: Halloween Ball, written by Perdita Cargill and Honor Cargill, is a heartwarming and enchanting children's book that captivated my imagination from start to finish. This delightful tale, presented in the form of a diary, beautifully combines creativity, relatable characters, and a valuable life lesson.
One of the aspects that immediately caught my attention was the sheer cuteness factor of the book. The inclusion of charming illustrations throughout the diary added an extra layer of whimsy, (I will be getting a physical copy) making it visually appealing for young readers. The artwork truly brought the story to life, enhancing the overall reading experience.
The main character, Bea Black, instantly won my heart with her relatable struggles and endearing personality. Through her diary entries, we gain insight into Bea's journey as an "ordinary" attending a witch school. The authors skillfully address the topic of anxiety, making it accessible to young readers without overwhelming them. It was refreshing to see a character like Bea, who faces her fears head-on, inspiring children to embrace their own uniqueness and navigate challenging situations with courage.
The anticipation leading up to the Halloween Ball was palpable, as Bea's lack of magical powers and absence of friends intensify the tension. When her dad surprises her with a frog costume, I couldn't help but empathize with Bea's concerns about fitting in. However, the beauty of this story lies in the valuable lesson that being unique is not a hindrance, but rather a strength to be celebrated.
The narrative beautifully unfolds, keeping readers of all ages engaged until the very last page. The authors' creativity shines through in their ability to weave a heartwarming story with relatable characters and a meaningful message. The positive representation and empowering themes make this book a must-read for children of all backgrounds.
Lastly, Diary of an Accidental Witch: Halloween Ball is a truly enchanting and adorable book that will leave readers with a smile on their face. Perdita Cargill and Honor Cargill have created a magical world (this book is part of a series) that effortlessly teaches important life lessons about acceptance and self-confidence. This book is a perfect addition to any child's library, and I highly recommend it to anyone seeking a delightful and captivating read.
Remember, being unique is what makes us special, and this charming book is a testament to that!