The Resource Mia Mayhem is a superhero!, by Kara West ; illustrated by Leeza Hernandez

Mia Mayhem is a superhero!, by Kara West ; illustrated by Leeza Hernandez

Label
Mia Mayhem is a superhero!
Title
Mia Mayhem is a superhero!
Statement of responsibility
by Kara West ; illustrated by Leeza Hernandez
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Eight-year-old Mia Macarooney is delighted to learn she is from a family of superheroes, but her acceptance into the Program for In Training Superheroes requires she take a placement exam
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Review
  • 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 --Laura Fields Eason (Reviewed 12/01/2018) (School Library Journal, vol 64, issue 12, p71)
  • In this first volume of a new chapter-book series, a little girl named Mia discovers she's a superhero. Mia Macarooney is "a total disaster machine." Everywhere she goes, chaos and mayhem follow (literally, in the case of Chaos—that's the name of her cat). Except now she's received an unusual letter, inviting her to the Program for In Training Superheroes, and she is totally bowled over. It turns out her accidents are often results of her superpowers, which she will learn to hone in her after-school hours at the PITS. As if that weren't enough of a shock, Mia's parents deliver the thrilling news that they are superheroes too! Her father is fluent in animal speech, and her mother can fly. Everything moves quickly at the PITS. Mia embarrasses herself in front of everyone during the entrance exam but ends up feeling supported and ready to learn...in the next volume. Freckled, brown-skinned, curly-fro-sporting Mia is an adorable protagonist. An overuse of exclamation points keeps the adrenaline running without a steady stream of exciting events—or even a climax and resolution—but with the large, bold type and the cute illustrations full of personality, emerging readers will be happy to read this book independently. What's more exciting than that? Transitioning readers will feel accomplished and will surely look for future volumes to see what happens in Mia's new life. (Fantasy. 5-8) (Kirkus Reviews, November 1, 2018)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10750713
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
West, Kara
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hernandez, Leeza
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Mia Mayhem
Series volume
1
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  • JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Chapter Books
  • Superheroes
  • Examinations
  • African Americans
  • Superheroes
  • Examinations
  • African Americans
Target audience
primary
Label
Mia Mayhem is a superhero!, by Kara West ; illustrated by Leeza Hernandez
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1039415706
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First Little Simon paperback edition.
Extent
121 pages
Isbn
9781534432703
Lccn
2018033373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1039415706
Label
Mia Mayhem is a superhero!, by Kara West ; illustrated by Leeza Hernandez
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1039415706
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First Little Simon paperback edition.
Extent
121 pages
Isbn
9781534432703
Lccn
2018033373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1039415706

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