While Hogwarts wannabes await Harry Potter "XXVII", they can pass the time with The Book of Wizard Craft by Janice Eaton Kilby, Deborah Morgenthal and Terry Taylor, illus. by Lindy Burnett.
Narrated by a 600-year-old wizard, this collection of 50 crafts goes beyond glitter and tissue paper projects, to include sewing a wizard's robe, making crystal candy and learning to read tea leaves. Between projects, kids can read stories of Celtic Shape Shifters and of King Arthur.
It is enjoyable and fun and even adults can enjoy the "Witch-Crafts" that this book explains!