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Heidi Heckelbeck Has a Secret (Heidi Heckelbeck Series #1)

Heidi Heckelbeck Has a Secret (Heidi Heckelbeck Series #1)

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by Wanda Coven, Priscilla Burris
     
 

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Introducing Heidi Heckelbeck—a brand-new young chapter-book series with witchy whimsy!

Now readers between the ages of five and seven can read chapter books tailor-made for a younger level of reading comprehension. Heavily illustrated with large type, Little Simon's young chapter books let young readers feel like they are reading a

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Introducing Heidi Heckelbeck—a brand-new young chapter-book series with witchy whimsy!

Now readers between the ages of five and seven can read chapter books tailor-made for a younger level of reading comprehension. Heavily illustrated with large type, Little Simon's young chapter books let young readers feel like they are reading a “grown-up” format with subject, text, and illustrations geared specifically for their own age groups!

Heidi Heckelbeck seems like any other eight-year-old, but she has a secret: She’s a witch in disguise. Careful to keep her powers hidden (but excited to use them all the same), Heidi’s learning to live like any other kid—who just happens to be witch. And with easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, Heidi Heckelbeck chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

Heidi and her brother Henry have always been homeschooled—until now. But Heidi is not happy about attending Brewster Elementary, especially not when meanie Melanie Maplethorpe turns Heidi’s first day of school into a nightmare by announcing that Heidi is smelly and ruining her art project. Heidi feels horrible and never wants to go back to school—but while sulking in her room at home, she remembers her special medallion and Book of Spells. With a little bit of carefully concealed magic, Heidi might be able to give Melanie a taste of her own medicine….

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1–3—After being homeschooled, Heidi Heckelbeck is not happy about starting second grade at Brewster Elementary. Her bad attitude shines through hilariously in dialogue and details, such as a math problem she makes up: "Heidi + School = Yuck." Quickly, mean Melanie and nice new friend Lucy emerge as Heidi makes her way through class, lunch in the cafeteria, and rehearsal for the school play. Much of the plot centers on Melanie's nasty antics. Don't worry; Heidi gets even, thanks to the fact that she is a witch and she consults her Book of Spells in the cliff-hanger ending. It's this secret about her identity, and Heidi's relatable personality, that will keep readers coming back for more. Large font, an engaging story, and frequent illustrations make this a good choice for new chapter-book readers.—Amanda Moss Struckmeyer, Middleton Public Library, WI
From the Publisher
Heidi Heckelbeck Has a Secret.
Coven, Wanda (Author) , Burris, Priscilla (Illustrator)
Mar 2012. 128 p. Simon & Schuster/Little Simon, hardcover, $14.99. (9781442440876). Simon &
Schuster/Little Simon, paperback, $4.99. (9781442435650).

Heidi has always been taught at home, and she is nervous and grumpy about starting second grade at
Brewster Elementary. And it’s a not-so-promising beginning when mean-queen Melanie puts Heidi on her
radar, taunting her, vandalizing her art project for Mr. Doodlebee, and suggesting she play a tree in the
class production of The Wizard of Oz (while Melanie is Dorothy, of course)—and all on the first day!
Even though Heidi meets a nice girl named Lucy, she feels she doesn’t fit in at school and wishes she
never had to return. But sudden inspiration leads her to conjure up a plan for payback and her secret is
revealed in the teaser ending. Geared towards new readers, this series opener features simple vocabulary,
large and well-spaced text, short chapters, and interspersed black-and-white cartoon-style drawings while
sympathetically depicting Heidi’s challenges, from dealing with bullies to finding friends. Assorted
characters—including Heidi’s supportive mom, soda pop–formula inventor dad, and peppy younger
brother—add lively touches, and the ending hints of more mischief to come.

Booklist, February 15, 2012

COVEN, Wanda. Heidi Heckelbeck Has a Secret. Bk. 1. illus. by Priscilla Burris. 118p. (Heidi Heckelbeck Series). CIP. S & S/Little Simon. 2012. Tr $14.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-4087-6; pap. $4.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-3565-0; ebook $5.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-3566-7. LC 2011014304.
Gr 1-3–After being homeschooled, Heidi Heckelbeck is not happy about starting second grade at Brewster Elementary. Her bad attitude shines through hilariously in dialogue and details, such as a math problem she makes up: “Heidi + School = Yuck.” Quickly, mean Melanie and nice new friend Lucy emerge as Heidi makes her way through class, lunch in the cafeteria, and rehearsal for the school play. Much of the plot centers on Melanie’s nasty antics. Don’t worry; Heidi gets even, thanks to the fact that she is a witch and she consults her Book of Spells in the cliff-hanger ending. It’s this secret about her identity, and Heidi’s relatable personality, that will keep readers coming back for more. Large font, an engaging story, and frequent illustrations make this a good choice for new chapter-book readers.
SLJ, June 2012

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442435667
Publisher:
Little Simon
Publication date:
01/03/2012
Series:
Heidi Heckelbeck Series , #1
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
243,804
Lexile:
430L (what's this?)
File size:
10 MB
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Wanda Coven has always loved magic. When she was little, she used to make secret potions from smooshed shells and acorns. Then she would pretend to transport herself and her friends to enchanted places. Now she visits other worlds through writing. Wanda lives with her husband and son in San Jose, California. They have three cats: Hilda, Agnes, and Claw-dia.
Priscilla Burris has illustrated numerous books and materials for children, parents, and teachers. She enjoys cake painting and creating art for products that include murals, greeting cards, and rubber stamps. Priscilla lives with her family in Southern California.

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Heidi Heckelbeck Has a Secret 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very real and i even thought it was real. But totally worth the money! I love it so much i even got the real book itself. And on the nook, best of all!! Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh and it is a very fun book to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it it's so good I finished it in 1 day
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever
book4children More than 1 year ago
It's funny how reading the right book to a child can make them come alive. I had started reading a middle grade novel to my children before bedtime each night. While the book was fantastic, it was far over my five year old's head. After a few nights of that, I switched over to reading Heidi Hecklebeck Has a Secret to my kids. Instantly, both of my children became engrossed in the story as they laughed and worried along with Heidi. The simplified writing, illustrations, and relatable plot all made it an enriching experience. My kids could understand and enjoy the story. Each night they would ask for more of Heidi Hecklebeck. As far as the writing and characters go, they were all what you would expect from an early chapter book. The end of the book hints at something larger that might happen as the series continues. You'd better believe that my girls are asking for the next book in the series! Illustrations - black and white illustrations on almost every page. Very cute and age appropriate. Content: clean
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great series. My 8 year old daughter doesnt usually like to read but she is already on book 4 and plans to keep going. I highly recommend it. Would be great for 2nd to 3rd grade. Maybe an excelling first grader. She can read it easily and hasnt needed any word help at all.
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Hedi Hecklebeck Has a Secret ------------------------------------------------------------------------ This is a great book with a great way to express who the characters are and what their feelings are about what is happening in the book and I think that is a great way to write a book! If you didn't see on a scale from one to five I'll give this book a four because some times flipping the pages is slow and the pictures don't show up all the way. Next book Frozen ( Chapter book if you didn't know )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its worth the money & THERE IS NO AGE LEVEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!the book was AWSOME!!!! Bella123.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have daughters around the same age as the character in the story, I thought this book had a cute cover and illustrations.  When reading the book, I am disappointed in the message this sends to young girls.  The way the character handled situations with classmates and siblings does not send the right message to impressionable readers.  After reading this book with my daughter, we had to discuss better solutions that Heidi could have come up with.  Disappointing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thisbook is geart
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't read this book yet but i was wondering what is the age level for this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Today im tired of fighting and getting hurt.like your books wanda