I’m Alison Inches, but sometimes I go by Wanda Coven. I’m Wanda when I’m writing about Heidi Heckelbeck. Heidi is the star of a new chapter book series for young readers. Heidi is just like any other 8 year-old. She eats peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch. She hates all vegetables. She picks on her younger brother, Henry. She begrudgingly does her homework. And she’s a witch. A witch? Yup. That’s right. Heidi is a witch in disguise. Heidi will have the same challenges that any 8 year-old would, and she’ll need to find a way to balance her desire to use her powers and her need to fit into her new school.

Heidi debuted in January 2012, followed by two more titles in May 2012. The first two titles are: Heidi Heckelbeck has a Secret by Wanda Coven, illustrated by Priscilla Burris and Heidi Heckelbeck Casts a Spell by Wanda Coven, illustrated by Priscilla Burris.

Happy reading!


Heidi Heckelbeck mixes up a magical cookie concoction for the annual Brewster Elementary Cookie Contest. Heidi's unusual recipe is sure to steal the show…But wait—what's that strange smell…?

Heidi Heckelbeck is already a witch—so what will she be for Halloween? Heidi decides to be as Melanie Maplethorpe. And why not? Melanie's going to be a witch! Is it possible that Heidi could take her Melanie act a little too far?

When Heidi's best friend, Lucy Lancaster, gets glasses, Lucy also gets a whole lot of attention. Will a new pair of glasses make Heidi stand out too? Or simply fall down…?

Coming Soon

  • Heidi Heckelbeck and the Secret Admirer (Coming December 18th)
  • Heidi Heckelbeck Is Ready to Dance! (Coming March 5th)
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