Lottie Luna and the Bloom Garden
144pp., pbk., RRP $A12.99
Lottie Luna is a werewolf. She’s super-fast, super-strong and has X-ray vision. Lottie doesn’t really like to use her skills, though – she just wants to be like everyone else. But when someone keeps destroying the school bloom garden it’s only Lottie who can come to the rescue…
Characters having alter egos with special powers continue to be popular with readers and this new series for newly independent readers will satisfy those who like this genre. Richly illustrated with monochrome cartoon-like illustrations to support the text, young girls will see themselves in Lottie – on the surface being just regular little girls, but with a heroine not too far below the surface.
The beginning of the new school year always brings great anticipation as new titles and series are released and with a new year level after their names, students look forward to an exciting year of reading as they become more and more competent and confident. So a new series by this established veteran author will be a welcome addition to the collection.