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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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 . . .

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

Snow White: A Graphic Novel / Matt Phelan. The scene: New York City. The dazzling lights cast shadows that grow ever darker as the glitzy prosperity of the Roaring Twenties screeches to a halt. Enter a cast of familiar characters: a young girl, Samantha White; her cruel stepmother, the Queen of the Follies; her father, the King of Wall Street, who survives the stock market crash only to suffer a strange and sudden death; seven street urchins, brave protectors.

Shooting Stars / Brian Falkner. Egan Tucker is fifteen and has been in hiding his entire life. But things are about to change. Forced to leave his home, he must venture out into a world that is unlike anything he has ever known. He is not ready for this world. And the world is not ready for Egan.

Shooting Stars / Brian Falkner. Egan Tucker is fifteen and has been in hiding his entire life. But things are about to change. Forced to leave his home, he must venture out into a world that is unlike anything he has ever known. He is not ready for this world. And the world is not ready for Egan.

The Green Bicycle / Haifaa Al Mansour. Dreamer. Rebel. Hero. Eleven year old Wadjda has one simple wish – to ride her very own bicycle in a race with her friend Abdullah. But in Saudi Arabia it is considered improper for girls to ride bikes, and her parents forbid her from having one. Sick of playing by the rules, Wadjda invents different schemes to make money to buy the bike herself. But freedom comes at a high price . . .

Everything Is Changed / Nova Weetman. If only we could all go back to the way it was before… Jake and Alex. Best mates. One terrible mistake. Two lives that will never be the same. Told in reverse, this powerful and gritty novel moves through the wreckage of a broken friendship, back to the moment when everything changed.

What We Saw / Aaron Hartzler. When a picture of Stacey passed out over Deacon Mills's shoulder appears online the next morning, Kate suspects she doesn't have all the details. When Stacey levels charges against four of Kate's classmates, the whole town erupts into controversy. Facts that can't be ignored begin to surface, and every answer Kate finds leads back to the same questions: Who witnessed what happened to Stacey? And what responsibility do they have to speak up about what they saw?