Lottie Luna and the Twilight Party by Vivian French

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Illus. by Nathan Reed. HarperCollins, 2020. ISBN: 9780008343019. 144pp., pbk.
This is the second in this series for newly independent readers about Lottie Luna who is a werewolf and follows Lottie Luna and the Bloom Garden. While she's super-fast, super-strong and has X-ray vision. she doesn't really like to use her skills. She just wants to be like everyone else. But when it's her friend Marjory's birthday, Lottie sees a way she can use her special powers to get her the biggest surprise ever.
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.
Barbara Braxton