Julia Smith

Julia Smith

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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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The Explorer / Katherine Rundell. As the plane crashes into the canopy of the Amazon Rainforest, Fred is suddenly left without a choice. He and the three other children may be alive, but the jungle is a vast, untamed place. With no hope of rescue, the chance of getting home feels impossibly small.    Except, it seems, someone has been there before them …

The Explorer / Katherine Rundell. As the plane crashes into the canopy of the Amazon Rainforest, Fred is suddenly left without a choice. He and the three other children may be alive, but the jungle is a vast, untamed place. With no hope of rescue, the chance of getting home feels impossibly small. Except, it seems, someone has been there before them …

FRANCE. No and Me / Delphine de Vigan. Lou Bertignac has an IQ of 160 and a good friend in class rebel Lucas. At home her father puts a brave face on things but cries in secret in the bathroom, while her mother rarely speaks and hardly ever leaves the house. To escape this desolate world, Lou goes often to Gare d'Austerlitz to see the big emotions in the smiles and tears of arrival and departure. But there she also sees the homeless, meets a girl called No, who she invites to live with them.

Lou Bertignac has an IQ of 160 and a good friend in class rebel Lucas. At home her father puts a brave face on things but cries in secret in the bathroom, while her mother rarely speaks and hardly ever leaves the house.

Solo / Kwame Alexander. Blade never asked for a life of the rich and famous. In fact, he'd give anything not to be the son of Rutherford Morrison, a washed-up rock star and drug addict with delusions of a comeback. Or to no longer be part of a family known most for lost potential, failure, and tragedy, including the loss of his mother. The one true light is his girlfriend, Chapel, but her parents have forbidden their relationship, assuming Blade will become just like his father.

Solo / Kwame Alexander. Blade never asked for a life of the rich and famous. In fact, he'd give anything not to be the son of Rutherford Morrison, a washed-up rock star and drug addict with delusions of a comeback. Or to no longer be part of a family known most for lost potential, failure, and tragedy, including the loss of his mother. The one true light is his girlfriend, Chapel, but her parents have forbidden their relationship, assuming Blade will become just like his father.

The Curse of Snakes / Christopher Fowler. Red Hellion lives opposite the creepy, tightly locked Torrington Park, or 'Viper's Green'. Walking home from school one day, he meets Max, who is trying to break in. Before he knows it, Red finds himself sucked into Max's plans to discover the whereabouts of his father, who disappeared weeks before under sinister circumstances connected with the park. But their investigations into the park, are linked to the terrible legend of Medusa . . .

The Curse of Snakes / Christopher Fowler. Red Hellion lives opposite the creepy, tightly locked Torrington Park, or 'Viper's Green'. Walking home from school one day, he meets Max, who is trying to break in. Before he knows it, Red finds himself sucked into Max's plans to discover the whereabouts of his father, who disappeared weeks before under sinister circumstances connected with the park. But their investigations into the park, are linked to the terrible legend of Medusa . . .

The Thunderbolt Pony / Stacy Gregg. When a devastating earthquake hits Evie’s hometown of Parnassus on NZ’s South Island, she and the rest of the town are forced to evacuate. But when she realises that she will be forced to leave her beloved pony, Gus, her dog, Jock, and her cat Moxy behind, she is determined to find another way. Before the rescue helicopter returns, Evie flees with Gus, Jock and Moxy in a race against time.

The Thunderbolt Pony / Stacy Gregg. When a devastating earthquake hits Evie’s hometown of Parnassus on NZ’s South Island, she and the rest of the town are forced to evacuate. But when she realises that she will be forced to leave her beloved pony, Gus, her dog, Jock, and her cat Moxy behind, she is determined to find another way. Before the rescue helicopter returns, Evie flees with Gus, Jock and Moxy in a race against time.

When We Wake / Karen Healey. Sixteen-year-old Tegan is just like every other girl living in 2027 - she's happiest when playing the guitar, she's falling in love for the first time, and she's joining her friends to protest the wrongs of the world: environmental collapse, social discrimination, and political injustice. But on what should have been the best day of Tegan's life, she dies - and wakes up a hundred years in the future, locked in a government facility with no idea what happened.

When We Wake / Karen Healey. Sixteen-year-old Tegan is just like every other girl living in 2027 - she's happiest when playing the guitar, she's falling in love for the first time, and she's joining her friends to protest the wrongs of the world: environmental collapse, social discrimination, and political injustice. But on what should have been the best day of Tegan's life, she dies - and wakes up a hundred years in the future, locked in a government facility with no idea what happened.

When We Wake / Karen Healey. Sixteen-year-old Tegan is just like every other girl living in 2027 - she's happiest when playing the guitar, she's falling in love for the first time, and she's joining her friends to protest the wrongs of the world: environmental collapse, social discrimination, and political injustice. But on what should have been the best day of Tegan's life, she dies - and wakes up a hundred years in the future, locked in a government facility with no idea what happened.

When We Wake / Karen Healey. Sixteen-year-old Tegan is just like every other girl living in 2027 - she's happiest when playing the guitar, she's falling in love for the first time, and she's joining her friends to protest the wrongs of the world: environmental collapse, social discrimination, and political injustice. But on what should have been the best day of Tegan's life, she dies - and wakes up a hundred years in the future, locked in a government facility with no idea what happened.

When We Wake / Karen Healey. Sixteen-year-old Tegan is just like every other girl living in 2027 - she's happiest when playing the guitar, she's falling in love for the first time, and she's joining her friends to protest the wrongs of the world: environmental collapse, social discrimination, and political injustice. But on what should have been the best day of Tegan's life, she dies - and wakes up a hundred years in the future, locked in a government facility with no idea what happened.

When We Wake / Karen Healey. Sixteen-year-old Tegan is just like every other girl living in 2027 - she's happiest when playing the guitar, she's falling in love for the first time, and she's joining her friends to protest the wrongs of the world: environmental collapse, social discrimination, and political injustice. But on what should have been the best day of Tegan's life, she dies - and wakes up a hundred years in the future, locked in a government facility with no idea what happened.

Fangirl / Rainbow Rowell. Cath and Wren are identical twins, and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they're off to university and Wren's decided she doesn't want to be one half of a pair any more - she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. It's not so easy for Cath. She's horribly shy and has always buried herself in the fan fiction she writes, where she knows exactly what to say and can write a romance far more intense than anything she's…

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

Six of Crows / Leigh Bardugo. Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price--and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...he is joined by six dangerous outcasts.

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Pieces of You / Eileen Merriman. Rebecca McQuilten moves with her parents to a new city. Lonely but trying to fit in, she goes to a party, but that’s when things really fall apart.   I couldn’t tell anyone what had happened. Especially since I was the new girl in town. Who would want to believe me?  Things look up when she meets gregarious Cory Marshall.  Cory helps Rebecca believe in herself and piece her life back together; but that’s before he shatters it all over again . . .

Pieces of You / Eileen Merriman. Rebecca McQuilten moves with her parents to a new city. Lonely but trying to fit in, she goes to a party, but that’s when things really fall apart. I couldn’t tell anyone what had happened. Especially since I was the new girl in town. Who would want to believe me? Things look up when she meets gregarious Cory Marshall. Cory helps Rebecca believe in herself and piece her life back together; but that’s before he shatters it all over again . . .

The Traitor and the Thief / Gareth Ward. Discovered picking pockets at Coxford’s Corn Market, fourteen year old Sin is hunted across the city. Caught by the enigmatic Eldritch Moons, Sin is offered a way out of his life of crime: join the Covert Operations Group (COG) and train to become a spy.  Secrets, spies and steampunk gadgets abound in this fantastic adventure story!

The Traitor and the Thief by Gareth Ward, A thief, a spy and a steampunk showdown at Traitor's Gate!

Bastion Point / Tania Roxborogh. 1970s race relations in Aotearoa are revealed to the reader through the eyes and heart of a young Māori girl worried about her pony, and wondering what is wrong with the grown-up world around her.

Bastion Point / Tania Roxborogh. 1970s race relations in Aotearoa are revealed to the reader through the eyes and heart of a young Māori girl worried about her pony, and wondering what is wrong with the grown-up world around her.