Julia Smith

Julia Smith

Northland, New Zealand / Qualified librarian at Kerikeri High School, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, showcasing library books for students in Years 7-13.
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1917: Machines of War / Brian Falkner. 1917. World War One. 17 year old NZ Bob Sunday, in the Royal Flying Corps, finds himself flying against the great German air aces, including the infamous Red Baron.

1917: Machines of War / Brian Falkner. 1917. World War One. 17 year old NZ Bob Sunday, in the Royal Flying Corps, finds himself flying against the great German air aces, including the infamous Red Baron.

All the Bright Places / Jennifer Niven. Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.  Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister's recent death.  The story of a girl who learns to live from a boy who wants to die.

All the Bright Places / Jennifer Niven. Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him. Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister's recent death. The story of a girl who learns to live from a boy who wants to die.

All the Bright Places / Jennifer Niven. Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.  Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister's recent death.  The story of a girl who learns to live from a boy who wants to die.

All the Bright Places / Jennifer Niven. Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him. Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister's recent death. The story of a girl who learns to live from a boy who wants to die.

Whether it is basketball dreams, family fiascos, first crushes, or new neighborhoods, this bold anthology—written by the best children’s authors—celebrates the uniqueness and universality...

Whether it is basketball dreams, family fiascos, first crushes, or new neighborhoods, this bold anthology—written by the best children’s authors—celebrates the uniqueness and universality...

Norse Mythology / Neil Gaiman. Back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales. Gaiman's gods are thoroughly alive on the page – irascible, visceral, playful, passionate – and the tales carry us from the beginning of everything to Ragnarok and the twilight of the gods.

Norse Mythology / Neil Gaiman. Back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales. Gaiman's gods are thoroughly alive on the page – irascible, visceral, playful, passionate – and the tales carry us from the beginning of everything to Ragnarok and the twilight of the gods.

Norse Mythology / Neil Gaiman. Back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales. Gaiman's gods are thoroughly alive on the page – irascible, visceral, playful, passionate – and the tales carry us from the beginning of everything to Ragnarok and the twilight of the gods.

Norse Mythology / Neil Gaiman. Back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales. Gaiman's gods are thoroughly alive on the page – irascible, visceral, playful, passionate – and the tales carry us from the beginning of everything to Ragnarok and the twilight of the gods.

AFGHANISTAN. Words in the Dust / Trent Reedy. Zulaikha hopes. She hopes for peace, now that the Taliban have been driven from Afghanistan; a good relationship with her hard stepmother; and one day even to go to school, or to have her cleft palate fixed. Zulaikha knows all will be provided for her--"Inshallah," God willing.

AFGHANISTAN. Words in the Dust / Trent Reedy. Zulaikha hopes. She hopes for peace, now that the Taliban have been driven from Afghanistan; a good relationship with her hard stepmother; and one day even to go to school, or to have her cleft palate fixed. Zulaikha knows all will be provided for her--"Inshallah," God willing.

My teachers sometimes have to come over to me to tell me the bell has rung because of this.

My teachers sometimes have to come over to me to tell me the bell has rung because of this.

Heartless / Marissa Meyer. Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, the infamous Queen of Hearts, she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favourite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King's marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest . . .

Heartless / Marissa Meyer. Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, the infamous Queen of Hearts, she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favourite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King's marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest . . .

Pirate Cinema / Cory Doctorow. Trent McCauley,16 and obsessed with one thing: making movies on his computer by reassembling footage from popular films he downloads from the net. In near-future Britain this is a major crime - copyright enforcement has gone mad

Pirate Cinema / Cory Doctorow. Trent McCauley,16 and obsessed with one thing: making movies on his computer by reassembling footage from popular films he downloads from the net. In near-future Britain this is a major crime - copyright enforcement has gone mad