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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Jake Bailey: What Cancer Taught Me / Jake Bailey Jake Bailey’s inspirational end-of-year speech as head boy at Christchurch Boys’ High School was delivered from a wheelchair just one week after he was diagnosed with the most aggressive of cancers. As he lay in hospital fighting to stay alive, his speech grabbed headlines around the world.  Jake’s cancer, and that speech, became the start of a bigger journey that continues today.

Jake Bailey: What Cancer Taught Me / Jake Bailey Jake Bailey’s inspirational end-of-year speech as head boy at Christchurch Boys’ High School was delivered from a wheelchair just one week after he was diagnosed with the most aggressive of cancers. As he lay in hospital fighting to stay alive, his speech grabbed headlines around the world. Jake’s cancer, and that speech, became the start of a bigger journey that continues today.

Jake Bailey: What Cancer Taught Me / Jake Bailey Jake Bailey’s inspirational end-of-year speech as head boy at Christchurch Boys’ High School was delivered from a wheelchair just one week after he was diagnosed with the most aggressive of cancers. As he lay in hospital fighting to stay alive, his speech grabbed headlines around the world.  Jake’s cancer, and that speech, became the start of a bigger journey that continues today.

Jake Bailey: What Cancer Taught Me / Jake Bailey Jake Bailey’s inspirational end-of-year speech as head boy at Christchurch Boys’ High School was delivered from a wheelchair just one week after he was diagnosed with the most aggressive of cancers. As he lay in hospital fighting to stay alive, his speech grabbed headlines around the world. Jake’s cancer, and that speech, became the start of a bigger journey that continues today.

Awatea's Treasure / Fraser Smith. Awatea is staying in the country with his grandparents and uncles – next door to Mrs Carol’s house, said to be haunted. Awatea’s uncles challenge him to spend a night there, but can he do it? Meantime, they go to stay at the beach, where he meets the Rumbles and their talking parrot, Carrot. Awatea and Carrot go exploring, and Carrot takes Awatea to a hidden treehouse, reveals a secret and treasure and teases Awatea’s uncles. When Awatea returns home, he…

Awatea's Treasure / Fraser Smith. Awatea is staying in the country with his grandparents and uncles – next door to Mrs Carol’s house, said to be haunted. Awatea’s uncles challenge him to spend a night there, but can he do it? Meantime, they go to stay at the beach, where he meets the Rumbles and their talking parrot, Carrot. Awatea and Carrot go exploring, and Carrot takes Awatea to a hidden treehouse, reveals a secret and treasure and teases Awatea’s uncles. When Awatea returns home, he…

Flight Path / David Hill. Eighteen-year-old Jack wanted to escape boring little New Zealand. But he soon finds that flying in a Lancaster bomber to attack Hitler’s forces brings terror as well as excitement. With every dangerous mission, he becomes more afraid that he’ll never get back alive. He wants to help win the war, but will he lose his own life?

Flight Path / David Hill. Eighteen-year-old Jack wanted to escape boring little New Zealand. But he soon finds that flying in a Lancaster bomber to attack Hitler’s forces brings terror as well as excitement. With every dangerous mission, he becomes more afraid that he’ll never get back alive. He wants to help win the war, but will he lose his own life?

Heloise / Mandy hager. What happens when the 12th century’s most famous French lovers are caught in the crossfire of factions, religious reform and blind ambition?

Heloise / Mandy hager. What happens when the 12th century’s most famous French lovers are caught in the crossfire of factions, religious reform and blind ambition?

Heloise / Mandy hager. What happens when the 12th century’s most famous French lovers are caught in the crossfire of factions, religious reform and blind ambition?

Heloise / Mandy hager. What happens when the 12th century’s most famous French lovers are caught in the crossfire of factions, religious reform and blind ambition?

Flight Path / David Hill. Eighteen-year-old Jack wanted to escape boring little New Zealand. But he soon finds that flying in a Lancaster bomber to attack Hitler’s forces brings terror as well as excitement. With every dangerous mission, he becomes more afraid that he’ll never get back alive. He wants to help win the war, but will he lose his own life?

Flight Path / David Hill. Eighteen-year-old Jack wanted to escape boring little New Zealand. But he soon finds that flying in a Lancaster bomber to attack Hitler’s forces brings terror as well as excitement. With every dangerous mission, he becomes more afraid that he’ll never get back alive. He wants to help win the war, but will he lose his own life?

Singing My Sister Down / Margo Lanagan. An outstanding collection of thirteen short stories from the internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning author. A bride accepts her devastating punishment. A piece of the moon is buried. A ferryman falls into the Styx. Wee Willie Winkie brings a waking nightmare. A new father dresses a fallen warrior princess. A sniper picks off clowns one by one.

Singing My Sister Down / Margo Lanagan. An outstanding collection of thirteen short stories from the internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning author. A bride accepts her devastating punishment. A piece of the moon is buried. A ferryman falls into the Styx. Wee Willie Winkie brings a waking nightmare. A new father dresses a fallen warrior princess. A sniper picks off clowns one by one.

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.