Mia Mayhem Is a Superhero! (Mia Mayhem #1)

by Kara West (Author) Leeza Hernandez (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: MIA Mayhem

Meet Mia Macarooney, an ordinary eight-year-old who finds out she has an extraordinary super-secret in this first chapter book in the brand-new Mia Mayhem series!

Mia Macarooney is a regular eight-year-old girl who finds out that she's A SUPERHERO! Her life literally goes from totally ordinary to totally super when she's invited to attend the afterschool Program for In-Training Superheroes a.k.a. THE PITS! And the crazy thing is, in a weird meant-to-be sort of way, all of this news somehow feels super right. Because all her life, Mia thought she was just super klutz...but it turns out, she's just SUPER! So now, it's up to Mia to balance her regular everyday life and maintain her secret identity as she learns how to be the world's newest superhero!

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Mia Mayhem chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.

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Kirkus Reviews

Transitioning readers will feel accomplished and will surely look for future volumes to see what happens in Mia’s new life. 

School Library Journal

Gr 1-3--Mia Mayhem is going through her ordinary life alongside her best friend, Eddie, when she receives an unexpected letter in the mail congratulating her on her acceptance to the Program for In Training Superheroes (The PITS). Surely this has to be a joke, but when Mia tells her parents, they are not surprised in the least. They also went to PITS and are actually superheroes themselves. Mia ricochets from disbelief to excitement as she digests all this news. While her mom can fly and her dad can talk to animals, Mia has no idea what her super talent may be. Mia undergoes several preliminary tests designed to uncover her secret power, but the results are inconclusive. The headmistress, Dr. Sue Perb, tells her there's no hurry. It'll come in time. The title of the next installment in the series, Mia Mayhem Learns to Fly, gives readers a good idea as to what she'll learn next in training. Upbeat and energetic, Mia will be a reader favorite. The book's design features a very readable font and short, accessible chapters combine to make this a sound choice for beginning chapter book readers. Expressive illustrations augment the text to convey the action and emotion of the characters. VERDICT A solid choice for beginning chapter book readers.--Laura Fields Eason, Parker Bennett Curry Elementary School, Bowling Green, KY

Copyright 2018 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Kara West
Kara West would love to be a superhero, mostly so she can ask squirrels what they're so nervous about. She lives with her own cats, who, unlike Chaos, spend more time sleeping than causing trouble. Thank goodness.

Leeza Hernandez, an award-winning illustrator and now children's book author, hails from the south of England, but has been living in New Jersey since 1999. She works as an art director at a local magazine and in her spare time, creatively noodles with new ideas for books in her art studio. She loves to experiment with printmaking, pen and ink, digital collage, and painting.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Little Simon
Publication date
December 18, 2018
MIA Mayhem
BISAC categories
JUV001000 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
JUV045000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Chapter Books
JUV071000 - Juvenile Fiction | Superheroes
Library of Congress categories
African Americans
JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / Gener
JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Chapter Books

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