Results for: heather smith

Below is a list of 14 the books by this author.

Book cover of AGONY OF BUN O'KEEFE
AGONY OF BUN O'KEEFE
By: heather smith | Published: September 2017

Theme: Mental Health & Wellness

  • ISBN
    9780143198659
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of AGONY OF BUN O'KEEFE
AGONY OF BUN O'KEEFE
By: heather smith | Published: April 2019

Little Miss Sunshine meets Room in this quirky, heartwarming story of friendship, loyalty and discovery. It's Newfoundland, 1986. Fourteen-year-old...

Little Miss Sunshine meets Room in this quirky, heartwarming story of friendship, loyalty and discovery. It's Newfoundland, 1986. Fourteen-year-old Bun O'Keefe has lived a solitary life in an unsafe, unsanitary house. Her mother is a compulsive hoarder, and Bun has had little contact with the outside world. What she's learned about life comes from the random books and old VHS tapes that she finds in the boxes and bags her mother brings home. Bun and her mother rarely talk, so when Bun's mother tells Bun to leave one day, she does. Hitchhiking out of town, Bun ends up on the streets of St. John's, Newfoundland. Fortunately, the first person she meets is Busker Boy, a street musician who senses her naivety and takes her in. Together they live in a house with an eclectic cast of characters: Chef, a hotel dishwasher with culinary dreams; Cher, a drag queen with a tragic past; Big Eyes, a Catholic school girl desperately trying to reinvent herself; and The Landlord, a man who Bun is told to avoid at all cost. Through her experiences with her new roommates, and their sometimes tragic revelations, Bun learns that the world extends beyond the walls of her mother's house and discovers the joy of being part of a new family -- a family of friends who care.

  • ISBN
    9780143198673
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of ANGUS ALL AGLOW
ANGUS ALL AGLOW
By: heather smith | Published: September 2018

Angus loves sparkly things, so much so that he can hear them. To Angus, shiny objects not only look beautiful; they also crackle, buzz and go...

Angus loves sparkly things, so much so that he can hear them. To Angus, shiny objects not only look beautiful; they also crackle, buzz and go whiz-bang-POP! His unique ability is lost, however, when Angus wears his grandma's beaded necklace to school, and his classmates tease him for his atypical choice. Saddened by their laughter, Angus stops hearing the sparkle. A gentle story of acceptance, generosity and friendship, Angus All Aglow reminds us that it only takes one kind gesture to restore your sparkle, and returning the kindness can make you glow from the inside out. Runtime: 9:07 Because this is a download product, our online shopping cart will require prepayment by credit card. If you would like to purchase this item with a purchase order, please email [email protected]

Theme: Diversity, Friendship

  • ISBN
    9781459814936
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of ANNIE'S CAT IS SAD
ANNIE'S CAT IS SAD
By: heather smith | Published: June 2022

Theme: Social Emotional Learning

  • ISBN
    9781250806840
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of BARRY SQUIRES FULL TILT
BARRY SQUIRES FULL TILT
By: heather smith | Published: September 2020

Barry Quires, Full Tilt takes readers on a romp through the streets of St. John's and into the Squires household, a place where tragedy strikes but...

Barry Quires, Full Tilt takes readers on a romp through the streets of St. John's and into the Squires household, a place where tragedy strikes but love prevails. Derry Girls meets Billy Elliot with an East coast twist. It's 1995. When the Full Tilt Dancers give an inspiring performance at the opening of the new bingo hall, twelve-year-old Finbar (Barry) Squires wants desperately to join the troupe. Led by Father O'Flaherty, the Full Tilt Irish Step Dancers are the most sought-after act in St. John's, Newfoundland (closely followed by popular bagpiper, Alfie Bragg and his Agony Bag). Having watched Riverdance twice, Barry figures he'll nail the audition. And good thing too -- it'd be nice to be known for something other than the port wine stain on his cheek. With questionable talent and an unpredictable temper, Barry's journey to stardom is jeopardized by his parents' refusal to take his dreams seriously. Thankfully, Barry has the support of a lively cast of characters: his ever-present grandmother, Nanny Squires; his adorable baby brother, Gord; an old British rocker named Uneven Steven; a group of geriatrics from the One Step Closer to God nursing home; and Saibal, a friend with whom Barry gets up to no good. Told with humor and a healthy dose of irreverence, Barry Squires, Full Tilt takes readers on a rowdy romp through the streets of St. John's and into the Squires household, a place where tragedy strikes, but love prevails.

  • ISBN
    9780735267466
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of BARRY SQUIRES FULL TILT
BARRY SQUIRES FULL TILT
By: heather smith | Published: April 2022

Barry Squires, Full Tilt takes readers on a romp through the streets of St. John's and into the Squires household, a place where tragedy strikes but...

Barry Squires, Full Tilt takes readers on a romp through the streets of St. John's and into the Squires household, a place where tragedy strikes but love prevails. Derry Girls meets Billy Elliot with an East coast twist. It's 1995. When the Full Tilt Dancers give an inspiring performance at the opening of the new bingo hall, twelve-year-old Finbar (Barry) Squires wants desperately to join the troupe. Led by Father O'Flaherty, the Full Tilt Irish Step Dancers are the most sought-after act in St. John's, Newfoundland (closely followed by popular bagpiper, Alfie Bragg and his Agony Bag). Having watched Riverdance twice, Barry figures he'll nail the audition. And good thing too -- it'd be nice to be known for something other than the port wine stain on his cheek. With questionable talent and an unpredictable temper, Barry's journey to stardom is jeopardized by his parents' refusal to take his dreams seriously. Thankfully, Barry has the support of a lively cast of characters: his ever-present grandmother, Nanny Squires; his adorable baby brother, Gord; an old British rocker named Uneven Steven; a group of geriatrics from the One Step Closer to God Nursing Home; and Saibal, a friend with whom Barry gets up to no good. Told with humor and a healthy dose of irreverence, Barry Squires, Full Tilt is the latest novel by Heather Smith, the award-winning author of The Agony of Bun O'Keefe and Chicken Girl.

  • ISBN
    9780735267480
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of BAYGIRL
BAYGIRL
By: heather smith | Published: September 2013

Growing up in a picturesque Newfoundland fishing village should be idyllic for sixteen-year-old Kit Ryan, but living with an alcoholic father makes...

Growing up in a picturesque Newfoundland fishing village should be idyllic for sixteen-year-old Kit Ryan, but living with an alcoholic father makes Kit's day-to-day life unpredictable and almost intolerable. When the 1992 cod moratorium forces her father out of a job, the tension between Kit and her father grows. Forced to leave their rural community, the family moves to the city, where they live with Uncle Iggy, a widower with problems of his own. Immediately pegged as a "baygirl," Kit struggles to fit in, but longstanding trust issues threaten to hold her back when a boy named Elliot expresses an interest in her.

Theme: Alcohol use

  • ISBN
    9781459802742
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of CHICKEN GIRL
CHICKEN GIRL
By: heather smith | Published: March 2019

"After her photo is posted and mocked online, Poppy becomes obsessed with the dark side of the internet. Her previously sunny disposition shattered,...

"After her photo is posted and mocked online, Poppy becomes obsessed with the dark side of the internet. Her previously sunny disposition shattered, Poppy's outlook on life turns bleak. This disillusionment is only heightened by her love of the 1940s, an era she's been enthralled with since she was a young girl. Viewing the world through a vintage lens, Poppy yearns for simpler times and sees the present day as a discouraging time of doom and gloom. Poppy's twin brother, Cam, is aware of Poppy's unhappiness, but nothing he says or does can shake Poppy out of the cycle of negative thinking. As an escape, Poppy take a job as a sign waver at a local chicken shop. The costume she wears provides anonymity and protection from the outside world. Then she meets Miracle, a six year old girl who breaks through Poppy's feathery armor and introduces her to life under the Fifth Street bridge. There, Poppy meets a disparate group of people and sees firsthand the realities of life - the good, the bad, and the ugly. The question is, can she reconcile the positive and negatives of the modern world? Or will she continue to long for the past, when even then, things weren't always as they seemed."--

  • ISBN
    9780143198680
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of CHICKEN GIRL
CHICKEN GIRL
By: heather smith | Published: September 2020

After a photo of Poppy goes viral, she's having trouble seeing the good in the world. So she accepts a job as a chicken-suited sign waver outside a...

After a photo of Poppy goes viral, she's having trouble seeing the good in the world. So she accepts a job as a chicken-suited sign waver outside a restaurant. It opens her eyes to the people around her: Cam, her twin brother, who is adjusting to life as an openly gay teen; Buck, a charming photographer with a cute British accent and a not-so-cute mean streak; and Lewis, a teen caring for an ailing parent while struggling to reach the final stages of his gender transition. But just as she comes to terms with the fact that there is good and bad in everyone, she is tested by a deep betrayal.

Theme: LGBTQ2S+

  • ISBN
    9780143198703
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of EBB & FLOW
EBB & FLOW
By: heather smith | Published: June 2022

  • ISBN
    9781525303357
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of EBB & FLOW
EBB & FLOW
By: heather smith | Published: April 2018

One summer, after a long plane ride and a rotten bad year I went to Grandma Jo's. It was my mother's idea. Jett, what you need is a change of...

One summer, after a long plane ride and a rotten bad year I went to Grandma Jo's. It was my mother's idea. Jett, what you need is a change of scenery. I think she needed a change of scenery, too. One without me. Because that rotten bad year? That was my fault. Thus begins the poignant story, told in free verse, of eleven-year-old Jett. Last year, Jett and his mother had moved to a new town for a fresh start after his father went to jail. But Jett soon learned that fresh starts aren't all they're cracked up to be. When he befriended a boy with a difficult home life, Jett found himself in a cycle of bad decisions that culminated in the betrayal of a friend - a shameful secret he still hasn't forgiven himself for. Will a summer spent with his unconventional grandmother help Jett find his way to redemption? Writing in artfully crafted free-verse vignettes, Heather T. Smith uses a deceptively simple style to tell a powerful and emotionally charged story. The engaging narrative and the mystery of Jett's secret keep the pages turning and will appeal to both reluctant and avid readers. This captivating book offers a terrific opportunity for classroom discussions about the many ways to tell a story and how a small number of carefully chosen words can have a huge impact. It also showcases the positive character traits of empathy resilience, courage, and responsibility.

Theme: Written in Verse

  • ISBN
    9781771388382
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of IDEE POUR PAPI
IDEE POUR PAPI
By: heather smith | Published: February 2019

Dans cet album, un enfant aide ses grands-parents à s'adapter à un changement difficile de leurs capacités.

  • ISBN
    9781459822054
  • Binding
    Hardcover French
  • Category
    French Picture Book
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Book cover of PHONE BOOTH IN MR HIROTA'S GARDEN
PHONE BOOTH IN MR HIROTA'S GARDEN
By: heather smith | Published: September 2019

When the tsunami destroyed Makio's village, Makio lost his father . . . and his voice. The entire village is silenced by grief, and the young child's...

When the tsunami destroyed Makio's village, Makio lost his father . . . and his voice. The entire village is silenced by grief, and the young child's anger at the ocean grows. Then one day his neighbor, Mr. Hirota, begins a mysterious project-building a phone booth in his garden. At first Makio is puzzled; the phone isn't connected to anything. It just sits there, unable to ring. But as more and more villagers are drawn to the phone booth, its purpose becomes clear to Makio: the disconnected phone is connecting people to their lost loved ones. Makio calls to the sea to return what it has taken from him and ultimately finds his voice and solace in a phone that carries words on the wind. The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota's Garden is inspired by the true story of the wind phone in Otsuchi, Japan, which was created by artist Itaru Sasaki. He built the phone booth so he could speak to his cousin who had passed, saying, "My thoughts couldn't be relayed over a regular phone line, I wanted them to be carried on the wind." The Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in 2011 destroyed the town of Otsuchi, claiming 10 percent of the population. Residents of Otsuchi and pilgrims from other affected communities have been traveling to the wind phone since the tsunami.

Theme: Death & Grieving , Natural Disasters

  • ISBN
    9781459821033
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of PLAN FOR POPS
PLAN FOR POPS
By: heather smith | Published: September 2021

Lou's great-grandfather Pops has a fall and is confined to a wheelchair. Unable to cope, Pops becomes withdrawn and shuts himself in his room....

Lou's great-grandfather Pops has a fall and is confined to a wheelchair. Unable to cope, Pops becomes withdrawn and shuts himself in his room. Hearing Grandad trying to cheer up Pops inspires Lou to help Pops deal with his new circumstances. Full color.

Theme: Family Relationships

  • ISBN
    9781459832237
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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