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Mia Mayhem Stops Time!

Book #5 of Mia Mayhem
Illustrated by Leeza Hernandez

About The Book

Mia learns to control time in this fifth adventure of the Mia Mayhem chapter book series!

When Mia first learned she had superpowers, there was one ability that always came rather naturally: freezing time and people! So, when she finally learns the secret to controlling it, she’s excited to put her new skills to the test. But when she ends up accidentally freezing the entire town, will she find a way to make the clock start ticking again?

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


Mia Mayhem Stops Time! CHAPTER 1

“Mia Macarooney, why are you late again?” asked Mrs. Cruz.

That was a very good question.

I was standing in her office as she wrote me another tardy slip. She was the principal of Normal Elementary School.

“Mia, this is the fourth time this week,” she continued.

“I know. I’m sorry. I’ll try to make sure it won’t happen again,” I replied.

Mrs. Cruz paused, waiting for me to say more.

But I couldn’t make any hard promises.

Because every morning this week, weird things have happened to make me late. And I couldn’t tell her why.

Why not, you ask?

Well, because . . . I’ve been using my superpowers!

Yeah, you heard me right.

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

Right now, during regular school, I’m Mia Macarooney.

But when the school bell rings, I go by MIA MAYHEM.

I’m still really new at being super—that’s why I go to the Program for In Training Superheroes, aka the PITS! The PITS is a top secret superhero-training academy. And thanks to the things I’ve learned, I’ve been able to save the day before school even starts!

On Monday, I flew up into a tree to help a squirrel who was afraid of heights.

On Tuesday, I helped an old lady cross a busy street.

Then on Wednesday, there was a bridge that got stuck in the up position.

And then this morning, my cat, Chaos, ran after the garbage truck!

About The Author

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.

About The Illustrator

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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Little Simon (September 24, 2019)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534449428
  • Grades: K - 4
  • Ages: 5 - 9

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Awards and Honors

  • Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award Honor Book

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