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Heidi Heckelbeck Gets the Sniffles

Illustrated by Priscilla Burris
Book #12 of Heidi Heckelbeck



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About The Book

Everyone’s favorite witch has the sniffles! Will she be able to sneeze out a spell to cure herself in time for the fall harvest festival?

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?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Heidi Heckelbeck chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.


Ah-choo! sneezed Heidi. Ah-choo! Ah-choo!

  “Wow, you sure are sneezy today,” said Heidi’s friend Bruce Bickerson.

  Heidi sniffled and smiled. “It’s nothing,” she said. “Let’s finish our leaf pile.”



  Heidi and Bruce raked the leaves into a colorful mound.

  “You go first,” Heidi said.

  Bruce scurried to the edge of the yard to get a running start. His dog, Frankie, followed close behind.

  “One, two, three . . . GO!” shouted Heidi.

  Bruce took off, and so did Frankie. It had become a race! Then, whump! Frankie disappeared into the leaf pile.



  “We have a winner!” cried Heidi.

  “Hey, that didn’t count!” said Bruce. “Frankie wasn’t supposed to race me.”

  Heidi covered her mouth to keep from laughing. “Okay, do-over!” she said.



  They raked another pile of leaves. Then Bruce put Frankie in his dog run so he wouldn’t interfere.

  “Ready?” called Heidi.

  Bruce got into position and gave the ready signal.

  “On your mark!” shouted Heidi. “Get set! GO!”

  Bruce ran across the yard and pounced into the leaves. Then he shook off the leaves and ran back to Heidi.

  “Your turn!” he said.



  Heidi rubbed her forehead.

  “What’s the matter?” asked Bruce.

  “Nothing,” Heidi said. “I’m just a little tired.”

  “Let’s get a snack,” said Bruce.

  “No, thanks,” Heidi said, setting down her rake. “I think I’d better get home.”

About The Author

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 with her husband and son in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They have three cats: Hilda, Agnes, and Claw-dia.

About The Illustrator

(c) Priscilla Burris
Priscilla Burris

Priscilla Burris is the illustrator and author-illustrator of many books for children. She attributes her love of children’s books and library visits to the East Los Angeles Library. Priscilla loves her role of creating characters and stories for readers everywhere. She lives in sunny Arizona, where she finds the sunrises and sunsets awe-inspiring. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Little Simon (September 2, 2014)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481413626
  • Ages: 5 - 9
  • Lexile ® 620L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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