Maxie Wiz and the Magic Charms

Illustrated by Sawyer Cloud
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A rollicking, rhyming, enchanted adventure featuring a young wizard in training in this easy Step 1 Reader.

HOCUS-POCUS! Maxie Wiz has magic homework! She must collect all the charms in her magic spell for it to work. Will she be able to follow the steps and rev up her magic wand?

Follow this little wizard and her dragon on a whimsical treasure hunt.  Predictable rhymes help support a successful reading experience, while bright, lively art brings this delightful story to life.

Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. For children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading.
  • SELECTION | 2023
    Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books
MICHELLE MEADOWS is the author of numerous children's books, among them the rhymed biographies Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles and the award-winning Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins—the first African American principal dancer at the Metropolitan Opera House. View titles by Michelle Meadows
SAWYER CLOUD is a self-taught freelance artist living in Madagascar, her native country. Sawyer loves sunny days and music. If not drawing, she is singing out loud in her room, wearing her favorite fairy costume, and sharing that moment with her online friends. She lives on her island with her family and her two pets, Arya the dog and Potter the cat. View titles by Sawyer Cloud

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A rollicking, rhyming, enchanted adventure featuring a young wizard in training in this easy Step 1 Reader.

HOCUS-POCUS! Maxie Wiz has magic homework! She must collect all the charms in her magic spell for it to work. Will she be able to follow the steps and rev up her magic wand?

Follow this little wizard and her dragon on a whimsical treasure hunt.  Predictable rhymes help support a successful reading experience, while bright, lively art brings this delightful story to life.

Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. For children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading.

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  • SELECTION | 2023
    Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books

Author

MICHELLE MEADOWS is the author of numerous children's books, among them the rhymed biographies Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles and the award-winning Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins—the first African American principal dancer at the Metropolitan Opera House. View titles by Michelle Meadows
SAWYER CLOUD is a self-taught freelance artist living in Madagascar, her native country. Sawyer loves sunny days and music. If not drawing, she is singing out loud in her room, wearing her favorite fairy costume, and sharing that moment with her online friends. She lives on her island with her family and her two pets, Arya the dog and Potter the cat. View titles by Sawyer Cloud

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