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Mia Mayhem Breaks Down Walls

Book #4 of Mia Mayhem
Illustrated by Leeza Hernandez
LIST PRICE $5.99

Mia uses her super-strength to break down walls in this fourth adventure of the Mia Mayhem chapter book series!

Mia is determined to be the best in her strength-training class, so she can learn how to lift cars, and climb super tall buildings! But when her own super strength gets the better of her, she ends up causing absolute mayhem. Will Mia be able to rebuild the walls she broke down, one-by-one?

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

Mia Mayhem Breaks Down Walls CHAPTER 1

THE GOOD LUCK CHARM
My room is a mess. I’m digging around in my closet because I’ve ripped another shoelace. For some reason, they keep tearing in half when I try to pull the bunny ears through the loop.

Don’t ask me why. The only answer I’ve got is this: Disasters, even tiny little shoelace-size disasters, follow me around everywhere.



They happen during the day at regular school. And they also happen after school, at the Program for In Training Superheroes, aka the PITS. That’s the top secret training academy where I learn how to use my superpowers!

Yeah, you heard me right.

My name is Mia Macarooney, and I. Am. A. Superhero!

But at the PITS, I go by Mia Mayhem.



And guess what? So far, I’ve learned how to fly and run with superspeed.

But here’s the thing: Even superheroes sometimes have shoelace trouble.

So that’s why there was a huge mess on my floor when my mom walked into my room.



“Hey, sweetie. There’s something I want to give you,” she said as she sat down.

“Is it a new shoelace?” I asked.

“No, it’s way better than a shoelace,” she replied.

Then she held out a small box.



I took it from her hand and opened it. Inside, on top of a tiny cushion, was a shiny star pendant with a single blue stone in the middle, and lightning bolts on either side. It was the coolest necklace I’d ever seen.





“Wow, this is so cool!” I cried. “Is it my birthday today?”

“Ha! No, it isn’t,” she said, smiling. “But I know how hard you’ve been working lately. Going to regular school and juggling PITS training is a lot.”

I nodded. It was a lot sometimes.

“Your grandma gave this to me after I started training at the PITS. This was her necklace when she was a girl, and I think you’re ready to have it. It’s a family good luck charm!”

Good luck charm? Perfect. I needed all the luck I could get right now.

I thanked my mom and gave her a huge hug before she left.

Then I took a better look at the necklace. It was the perfect shade of blue and would even go with my suit.

It was so pretty that I couldn’t stop staring at it.

Kara West would love to be a superhero, mostly so she can ask squirrels what they’re so nervous about. She lives in Chicago 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.

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