By Enchantments Staff
A roundup of our favorite magical, pagan-friendly books for the young person in your life.
Finding age-appropriate magical books for children isn’t always an easy task (and no, we’re not talking about sleight of hand magic, but the spiritual kind). The reality is, there’s just not that much out there on the subject for younger folks. But it’s not that the demand isn’t out there.
At Enchantments, we’ve spoken to countless families who not only want to learn more about their childrens’ innate spiritual gifts, but also want to offer pagan-friendly reading material for their little one. Here are some of our favorite kid-friendly magical books to get your started on your reading journey.
A Kid's Herb Book, by Leslie Tierra
Penned by nationally licensed acupuncturist and herbalist Lesley Tierra, A Kid's Herb Book is a creative blend of activities, color-in artwork, stories, activities, projects, and practical herbal tidbits. It also describes 17 commonly used herbs that are great for children's ailments and includes the medicinal use of flowers and plants – most of which are already found right in your kitchen or grown in your backyard. The book teaches how to make natural toothbrushes, homemade cough medicine, culinary feats such as "Basil Pesto" and "Rose Petal Jam," and ways to grow your own window herb box.
Wee Witches Children’s Book –– Hands down the most delightfully perfect children’s book on the market, Wee Witches is richly illustrated ABCs book complete with pagan symbolism and earth-loving messages for the little witch in your life. Limited autographed author copies available in-store. ($14.95)
Series: Young Person's School of Magic & Mystery (Volumes 1 - 6), by Ted Andrews
Welcome to the Young Person's School of Magic and Mystery, where you can learn what every magician, priest, priestess, shaman, witch and wise one through history had to learn. You will start to understand the power of imagination and belief. You can begin to develop your psychic abilities, if you wish. As you work the exercises in this second volume in the series, you will come to realize that you truly are more magical and more wonderful than you ever dreamed!
The Magickal Family, by Monica Crosson
"A hands-on guide to raising a magickal family in the modern world. The Magickal Family is a real-life guide for those who want to practice magick and simplicity but need a little nudge to take a break from the workaday world. Filled with tips, ideas, stories, and projects to bring you and your family closer to nature and to celebrate the God and the Goddess, this book shows how to be true to your magickal self while raising little Witchlings—or helping others with theirs. Discover how to create the life you want through gardening, Kitchen Witchery, DIY projects, and celebrations based on the Wheel of the Year. Includes more than 65 rituals, blessings, recipes, crafts, and activities." –– From publisher, Llewellyn
Kids Who See Ghosts: How to Guide Them Through Fear, Caron B. Goode, Ed.D., NCC
"Ghosts can be children’s best friends, and fear of ghosts can be a providential opportunity for parents and kids to face fears and become empowered. Is my child psychic? Do all psychic children see ghosts? Are stress and seeing ghosts related? How can we help them not be afraid?
Kids Who Sees Ghosts takes an up close and personal look at kids who see ghosts, the parents who want to help them, the science of perception, and how kids are affected. This is a book that answers questions and offers real tools and guidance. Many children and parents are afraid, some to the point of physical illness. Cautious and concerned parents worry for their children’s fears and educate themselves on how to handle the situation. But Goode teaches that it doesn’t matter whether parents believe in ghosts to know how to help children through frightening experiences." –– From the publisher Weiser
All books can be purchased at the brick-and-mortar Enchantments store located at 424 East 9th Street in New York City.
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