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Wanda Coven

Biography

Wanda Coven

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 in San Jose, California, with her husband and son. They have three cats: Hilda, Agnes, and Claw-dia.

Wanda Coven

Books by Wanda Coven

written by Wanda Coven with illustrations by Priscilla Burris - Children's 5-9, Comedy, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Magic, Performing Arts

Brewster Elementary School is going to have its very own weekly news program, and there will be a talent contest to find the perfect student host. Melanie Maplethorpe thinks she is destined to be the star of the show, but not if Heidi can help it. With a little magic from her Book of Spells, Heidi instantly becomes famous at her school, but is 15 minutes of fame enough to make her the right person for the job?

Written by Wanda Coven with illustrations by Priscilla Burris - Children's 5-9, Family, Fiction
When Mom asks for help cleaning the house, Heidi takes her magic a little too far. After all, who really wants to deal with all that dust, dirt, and grime? Not Heidi, that’s who! So she creates a cleaning helper named Dusty to do her dirty work. There’s only one problem: Dusty isn’t the most careful cleaner, and when he accidentally breaks Mom’s favorite vase, Heidi gets so totally grounded.
Written by Wanda Coven with illustrations by Priscilla Burris - Children's 5-9, Fantasy, Fiction

When Heidi wakes up to a bird singing at her window, she has a feeling that this Saturday might be the best day ever. Then, after her favorite breakfast, a shopping trip with friends, and an incredible movie night sleepover, Heidi knows it’s better than the best day. It’s the perfect day! In fact, it’s so good that Heidi sneaks in a little magic to make every day just as awesome. But when she wakes up to relive the same perfect day over and over again...will her best day ever turn into a never-ending disaster?

Written by Wanda Coven with illustrations by Priscilla Burris - Children's 5-9, Fiction, Friendship

When Heidi stumbles across a lost puppy at the park, she promises to find the cute critter’s family. Along with Bruce and Lucy, Heidi tries her hardest to solve this mystery. They check the local dog park, visit the vet’s office, and even hang up Found Puppy posters, but they can’t find the owners anywhere. So Heidi decides to use just a teensy-weensy pinch of magic that sets off a mega-gigantic case of magic puppy trouble. Maybe this is why witches only have cats for pets?

Written by Wanda Coven with illustrations by Priscilla Burris - Children's 5-9, Fiction, Sports

It’s time to sign up for sports at school and Heidi is excited (and a little nervous) to find the perfect fit. Lucy is great at soccer. Bruce is great at baseball. Heidi, well, the only thing she’s great at is being awful at every sport she plays! Can Heidi shake off her slump with a little magic or will Melanie’s teasing make her throw in the towel for good?

by Wanda Coven - Children's 5-9, Friendship, Magic
Heidi Heckelbeck is eager to start babysitting, but her mom doesn’t think she’s old enough yet. To prove she’s ready to be responsible, Heidi teams up with Laurel and Bruce to create a spectacular booth --- called the “Little Explorers Museum” --- for the Brewster Elementary fair. It’s going to be an exciting exhibit of fabulous art projects, nifty science experiments...and babysitting! But when Heidi worries that her babysitting station won’t attract enough visitors, will her Book of Spells help her find a magical solution? 
by Wanda Coven - Children's 5-9, Friendship, Magic
Heidi Heckelbeck is going to her first sleepover! She’s packed her special polka dot pajamas and can’t wait to curl up in her brand-new sleeping bag. Until she realizes that she’ll never fall asleep without the lights on! Because Heidi has another teeny-tiny secret: she’s afraid of the dark! What will all the other girls say? Melanie will tease her for sure. Can she use her book of spells to conjure up some light? 
by Wanda Coven - Children's 5-9, Friendship, Magic
Heidi Heckelbeck has a loose front tooth, and class picture day is just around the corner. Despite being as careful as can be, Heidi loses the tooth --- and ends up with a big hole in her smile! Can she use her Book of Spells to create a new tooth? Or will she have to learn to love her new look? 
by Wanda Coven - Children's 5-9, Friendship, Magic
Heidi Heckelbeck’s best friend, Lucy, has a brand-new pen. It’s glittery, looks like a lollipop, smells like strawberries, and even lights up. It’s the coolest pen ever! Heidi wishes she had one just like it. And when it goes missing, Lucy accuses her best friend of taking it! Heidi Heckelbeck might be a witch, but she is NOT a thief! Heidi searches all over for Lucy’s pen, but it’s nowhere to be found. So what’s a witch to do...except turn to her Book of Spells? 
by Wanda Coven - Children's 5-9, Friendship, Magic
Heidi Heckelbeck is all excited about Brewster’s fall festival. She can’t wait to go through the haunted barn with her friend Lucy. But when Heidi starts to sniffle, and then sneeze and then ache all over, it looks like she’s going to miss out on all the fun. Will a spell do the trick and get her back on her feet again? 
by Wanda Coven - Children's 5-9, Friendship, Magic
Heidi’s Aunt Sophie is getting married, and guess who’s the flower girl? Heidi isn’t looking forward to the wedding, however. Her dress (with its awful ruffles around the neck) is super uncomfortable. Her brother Henry, on the other hand, can’t wait to be the ring bearer and carry the rings down the aisle. But what happens when Henry loses Aunt Sophie’s wedding ring? Will Heidi be able to stir up a spell and create a new ring before Henry walks down the aisle? 
by Wanda Coven - Children's 5-9, Friendship, Magic
Easter is just a few days away and Heidi Heckelbeck can’t wait! The holiday weekend is even more special because it’s Heidi’s turn to take home Maggie, the school’s bunny. But when Heidi takes Maggie out of her cage, trouble follows. Maggie escapes from Heidi’s arms and runs through all of the Easter egg dye! Will Heidi figure out how to un-tie-dye the colorful bunny before she has to take her back to school? 
written by Wanda Coven with illustrations by Priscilla Burris
When Heidi loses her mom’s special charm bracelet, she fears that her mom will be angry with her. And when she finally finds the bracelet, it has been totally crushed by a snowplow. Heidi tries to fix the broken bracelet with a spell, but that only makes things worse! Will Heidi have the courage to come clean and tell her mom the truth—and will there still be room for Christmas cheer?
by Wanda Coven - Children's 5-9, Friendship, Magic
Heidi can’t wait to go to camp with her friend Lucy, but when they get there, Lucy’s camp friends from last year make Heidi feel unwelcome. At first Heidi uses her Book of Spells to help her win their friendship, but in the end she decides to be brave and ask the girls why they don’t like her. Heidi is surprised by their answer...and by the time camp ends she has made two new friends! 
by Wanda Coven - Children's 5-9, Friendship, Magic
It’s time for the Brewster Elementary Talent Show, but Heidi Heckelbeck doesn’t want to perform because she thinks she has no talent. Then Heidi finds a special pair of shoes in the attic and decides she will do a dance --- but she may need a little help from her Book of Spells! 
by Wanda Coven - Children's 5-9, Friendship, Magic
The Brewster Science Fair is approaching, and Heidi and Stanley are busy working on their project. But when Heidi finds treats in her cubby and her desk, she realizes that she has a secret admirer! Who can it be? Heidi starts to investigate, and she eventually turns to her Book of Spells for help. Will she discover her admirer’s true identity? 
by Wanda Coven - Children's 5-9, Friendship, Magic
When her friend Lucy Lancaster gets glasses, Heidi notices all the attention Lucy gets and decides that she, too, needs a new look. In order to get glasses, Heidi pretends that she has trouble seeing. All goes as planned and Heidi gets a cool pair of glasses --- but when she puts them on there’s just one problem: She can’t see a thing! Heidi walks around with fuzzy vision and makes many messes until she realizes that she doesn’t need a pair of glasses to make her special. 
by Wanda Coven - Children's 5-9, Friendship, Magic
It’s Halloween in Brewster, and everyone is excited --- except for Heidi Heckelbeck. Heidi hates seeing people dress up as witches, as if they know what life as a witch is truly like. When Melanie Maplethorpe decides to be a witch for Halloween, Heidi decides to dress up as Melanie to get back at her. But Heidi takes her Melanie act a little too far, saying and doing things that upset her friends. Will they ever forgive her? 
by Wanda Coven - Children's 5-9, Fantasy, Friendship
Heidi can’t wait to enter the famous Heckelbeck Chocolate Chunk Cookies in the annual cookie contest at Brewster Elementary. But when Melanie Maplethorpe laughs and says that Heidi’s cookies are “blah,” Heidi decides they could use a little magic. The result of Heidi’s revised recipe is sure to steal the show...but wait --- what’s that strange smell? 
by Wanda Coven - Children's 5-9, Fantasy, Friendship

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...

by Wanda Coven - Children's 5-9, Fantasy, Friendship
Thanks to meanie Melanie Maplethorpe, Heidi is cast as a scary tree in the school play, The Wizard of Oz. Heidi decides to get even with Melanie by casting a spell on her. The result of the spell? Melanie --- who has the lead role as Dorothy --- will forget her lines. As the day of the play nears, Heidi carefully collects all the ingredients she needs. But when she casts her spell, will Heidi’s revenge be as sweet as she thinks?