Room on the Broom



Room on the Broom

by Julia Donaldson
illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Room on the Broom summary:
After three different animals help a witch locate her missing hat, bow and want, she tries to return the favor by giving the animals a ride on her magic broom.  But will there be room for the witch, the cat, and the three animals on the witch's broom?

Publisher's Weekly commended the book for its "spooky/silly spin on the folktale format" and rightly promises that kids will be delighted "to see a witch playing against type."  We think this one is PERFECT for this age group. School Library Journal called it "a surefire read-aloud hit."

And... this book was the winner of six European book awards and the Spoken Book Award for Audio Books!


Reading Levels for Room on the Broom

Interest Level:  Kinder-Gr. 3            DRA Level: ?                    Lexile: AD720L   
Grade Equivalent: 3.2                     Guided Reading: ?


See Inside This Book

Below are sample pages from inside this book. To see larger versions of these pages, simply click on the images.  Axel Scheffler's illustration is just so perfect for this silly story. (You might recognize it from The Gruffalo orThe Spiffiest Giant in Town -- both excellent books from this children's literature duo.)


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Room on the Broom: Activities

Given how popular this book is, there are TONS of cute activities out there to go along with this book. One of our favorite ideas is to use the book to study character traits, since the witch in this book is so different than what kids are used to -- the stereotypical mean witch.

The anchor chart at right is from the blog Life in First Grade. So cute! You can read more about it here.

Room on the Broom activity


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You may also want to check out other books by Julia Donaldson, such as those shown below.  Her books are always kid crowd pleasers!  To learn more, click on the images below or here.  :) 

Julia Donaldson books


Or... check out more books from our best Halloween kids books list?

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