Imagine seeing a giant wolf put on a bathrobe and turn into your mom. This is exactly how Artie Irvin discovered that she comes from a line of werewolves in the latest Big Library Read pick, Artie and the Wolf Moon by Olivia Stephens. As part of the global virtual book club, you can borrow the ebook or audiobook for young readers from your library from Nov. 2-16 with no holds or waitlists.
Written as a graphic novel, this 2021 middle-grade fantasy pick has been called “a heartfelt, magical family drama you can really sink your teeth into" and is perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman or anyone who likes coming-of-age stories or tales of supernatural adventure.
Here’s how you can participate:
💳 Grab your library card (or stop by your local branch to get one!)
📲 Download the free Libby app on your phone or tablet
📚 🎧 Borrow the ebook or audiobook (no waiting!)
🎁 Use #biglibraryread for a chance to win prizes
💬 Share your thoughts on the discussion board
✨ Check out bonus material like a letter from the author and reader group guide
After sneaking out against her mother's wishes, Artie Irvin spots a massive wolf—then watches it don a bathrobe and transform into her mom. Thrilled to discover she comes from a line of werewolves, Artie asks her mom to share everything—including the story of Artie's late father. Her mom reluctantly agrees. And to help Artie figure out her own wolflike abilities, her mom recruits some old family friends. Artie thrives in her new community and even develops a crush on her new friend, Maya. But as she learns the history of werewolves and her own parents' past, she'll find that wolves aren't the scariest thing in the woods—vampires are.
Finished early and want more? Check out these books similar to Artie and the Wolf Moon:
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