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Magical Mix-Ups Series

Found in Children’s Chapter Books
Magical Mix-Ups is a companion series to the highly successful Mega Mash-Ups. These books once again combine great stories with the opportunity for readers to add to the illustrations by award-winning illustrator Leigh Hodgkinson.
Hamster Magic by Lynne Jonell; illustrated by Brandon Dorman
Grasshopper Magic by Lynne Jonell; illustrated by Brandon Dorman
Wild Water Magic by Lynne Jonell; illustrated by Brandon Dorman

Magical Mix-Ups Series : Titles in Order

Book 4
The reviews are in! Magical Mix-Ups is a high-quality, standout early chapter book series.
 
Tate Willow is pretty and nice, and most people think she’s smart. But Tate doesn’t feel smart . . . until she falls into an old well in the backyard and her mind starts working double-time. She sails through her homework and can read a book in minutes. But keeping Tate in line is becoming a full-time job for her brothers and sister. She’s strangely attracted to water of all sorts—streams, sprinklers, waterfalls. Can they get herwild water magic under control?
 
Lynne Jonell follows up her Minnesota Book Award finalist, Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List Title, and Junior Library Guild selection, Hamster Magic, with a fourth story of the Willow family’s rowdy run-ins with mixed-up magic.
Book 3
   Chicken? Abner is not a chicken, no matter what his brother Derek says. But when it comes to giving a speech in front of the whole town, Abner is . . . well . . . he’s more than a little nervous.

   Then his sister Tate has an idea–bravery lessons. And the first one? Eat a roasted grasshopper. But Abner forgot something important. There’s magic in the ground under his family’s house and grasshoppers hatch from eggs laid in the ground. So what, exactly, would happen if a kid ate a grasshopper that had been soaking up magic all year long? BOING!

   Lynne Jonell follows up her Minnesota Book Award finalist, Texas Bluebonnet Master List choice, and Junior Library Guild selection Hamster Magic with a third story of the Willow family’s rowdy run-ins with mixed-up magic.
Book 3
Doodle, design, and draw while you read and make Sapphire’s birthday wish come true!

Princess Sapphire and Emerald the Witch live in the mixed-up land of Mixtopia, where everything is just a little bit odd. It’s Sapphire’s birthday, and she longs for a pet of her own. Emerald’s present is the next best thing — tickets for an amazing animal magic show! But the star — a performing cat! — has mysteriously disappeared. What a mix-up! Only you can finish the illustrations and make sure Sapphire’s birthday is perfect!
Book 2
With a POP! and a puff of smoke, the Willows’ lawn mower calls it quits. A new mower will cost their parents a lot of money, money Derek had hoped to borrow for a train ticket to visit a friend. Luckily Derek and his brother and sisters find a rusty push mower tucked away in the shed. It doesn’t look like much, but it turns out that it’s been soaking up magic for years. And it’s hungry for grass!

Can Derek earn his ticket? Maybe . . . if he, Abner, Tate, and Celia can keep the magic mower under control!

Lynne Jonell follows up her Junior Library Guild selection, Hamster Magic, with a second story of the Willow family’s rowdy run-ins with mixed-up magic.

A Bank Street Children’s Book of the Year
Book 1
From Lynne Jonell, the popular author of Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat, comes a high-spirited story of mixed-up magic and wishes gone awry.

Celia Willow is the baby of the family and she’s sick of it. She’s sick of being younger and smaller. She’s sick of never being taken seriously. So when her hamster surprises the Willows with his wish-granting powers, she blurts out her deepest desire. The problem? Celia didn’t exactly wish to be furry. Her big brothers and sister can’t let her parents see her like this, but they only have one night to fix things. How can Abner, Tate, and Derek reverse something as powerful as hamster magic . . . before breakfast?

Hamster Magic is on the Texas Bluebonnet Masterlist for 2012-2013 and was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award.
Book 1
Magical Mix-Ups is a companion series to the highly successful Mega Mash-Ups. These books once again combine great stories with the opportunity for readers to add to the illustrations by award-winning illustrator Leigh Hodgkinson. There’s a mix-up in Fairyland and it needs to be fixed by Emerald (a friendly witch) and Princess Sapphire, so get your colored pencils and glitter pens at the ready and start reading and doodling: after all, there’s a party to plan!
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