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OMG… Am I a Witch?!

Talia Aikens-Nunez


April Appleton is so annoyed at her older brother that she searches the Internet for a spell to turn him into a dog. When the spell works, April realizes she has more powers than she ever dreamed of! Now she has to figure out how to turn him back to normal before her parents find out.

She has little time, but with help from her friends Grace and Eve she finds a book of magic that will hopefully reverse the spell. Will it work, and will April’s newfound magic save the day?

A silver winner of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, OMG… Am I a Witch?! is sure to please young readers.



ISBN Trade Paperback: 978-1-77168-025-7
JUVENILE | Fantasy & Magic
128 pages
List Price: $8.95
August 2014



Praise

“OMG ... Grace, Eve, and April are at it again, as this adorable series continues with a BOOM (when April accidentally summons a herd of elephants to her suburban street. Oops!). A sweet, fun, and magical read perfect for any young reader!” ~ Bianca Turetsky, Author of The Time-Travelling Fashionista Series

"Very well written … definitely recommend…" ~ Book Nook Nuts

"This fast-paced, humorous book is a fun read." ~ Susan Heim, Parenting Author and Editor, Chicken Soup for the Soul

"OMG...Am I A Witch?! is an easy to read, well-balanced, chapter book that will satisfy young readers, fuel their imaginations, and entertain." ~ Project Mayhem

"Highly recommended for the little girls in your life!" ~ A Chick Who Reads



Excerpt

April tightly held the little, white, fluffy dog as she sat on her bed, her heart pounding so hard, she thought it would pop out of her chest.

“Arrr!” he yelped.

Oh gosh, I’m choking him. She tried to trace the outline of the pink dots on her green blanket, but her hands wouldn’t stop shaking.

Breathe. Just breathe. I can’t believe I just did that. I can’t believe . . . wait—I wonder, what else can I do? Who else can I turn into a dog?

Her enormous, ugly, fire engine red glasses slid down her face. The sweat that gathered at the tip of her nose dripped onto Austin’s head.

“Sorry about that.” She wiped the sweat off his cotton ball-looking head, rubbing it farther into his fur. Holding him with one arm, she wiped her clammy hand on the blanket. She switched the dog to the other arm and wiped her other hand.

Breathe in through the nose, out through the mouth—ugh, that yoga class I took with Mom was stupid. She said there would be other girls there my age. Nope, just a bunch of old, deepbreathing moms.

Mrs. Appleton yelled upstairs, “April, is that you?”

Freak! Freak! Did Mom see me run in with Austin? She will kill me! She can’t find out about Austin or, my, uh, powers. Wow! I have powers! Would she even be able to tell this is him?

She picked up the dog and took a good look at his face. She wrinkled her nose and shook her head.

“Nope, you look nothing like him. You’re smaller than a football. And have more fur than anything else.” I have to fix this ASAP.

“Grrr . . .” Austin growled.

“Austin, shhhh!” April pleaded, putting her finger over her tightly squeezed lips. “Please, please, please be quiet. I’m trying to figure out what to do. I’m still shocked no one saw you on the bus.” She grazed her hand over his head, which was so small it only partly covered her palm.

“Grrr . . .” Austin growled again.

“This is what I get for Googling ‘how to turn your brother into a dog.’ It actually worked!”



By Talia Aikens-Nunez

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