Once a Witch and Always a Witch are definitely unique books about witches. I love the idea of each witch having a specific Talent unique to him or her and then having the ability to cast spells and such. I recommend these books to anyone who likes to read about witches and/or time travel who are age twelve and older. http://almybnenr.tumblr.com/post/8189559811/always-a-witch
History Crime Solvers: Were there really witches in Salem?
What the heck is a witch? Is it the stuff of Harry Potter? Has our definition of witches changed over time? Put your super sleuths to work and use it as a jump off activity for colonization, The Crucible, or a fun activity for Halloween. After engaging students in a discussion of what a witch is, have them read a short expository essay about how witches were described during the time of the Salem trials. Discussion questions are provided to have students reassess their definitions.