Julia Jones' Diary - Book 3 - My Secret Dream by Katrina Kahler

A diary book for girls aged 9 - 12 about friendship, bullying and learning to stand up for yourself, Book 3 in the series.

Julia jones' diary - book 3 - my secret dream

Julia is plagued with doubt. Will she ever be lucky enough to have all the wonderful things that her friends seem to get so easily? Including the opportunity to hang out with the cute boy in her class who she can’t stop thinking about? 

Everything seems to be going wrong…that is until she discovers a very special book that helps her to believe that maybe her secret dream can become a reality after all. 

This story has an exciting plot that will hook you in from the first chapter and have you wondering what is going to happen next. 

What is Julia's secret dream? And will it ever come true? 

A story that will inspire all young readers.

About the Author:

Katrina Kahler is a World-Class educator who has been nominated for the National Inspirational Teaching Award. She is the co-author of a Parenting series, which include a variety of books that will assist parents in raising happy, confident and successful children. She is a highly experienced school teacher, speaker and parenting adviser and her passion involves helping kids to reach their full potential...academically, socially and personally.

Katrina's fiction books for children include Diary of a Horse Mad Girl (a series of 5 books), Bella (another horse series) and the Julia Jones series. These books deal with the emotional traumas that young girls experience...friendship problems, bullying...and the stories teach young children to be more confident and positive. The books suit children aged from 9 to 13.

Teaching thousands of young children to read, spell and write has given Katrina the knowledge and skills to produce a series of Early Readers for children aged from 2 to 6. These simple books with repeated text, pictures to aid comprehension and prediction skills, sight words and parent advice, will help your child to become a fluent and confident reader. What an advantage your child will have when you download these books for them. Watch their confidence and interest in reading blossom.

She lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia with her husband, two wonderful teenagers and two very affectionate and friendly pets, a golden retriever and a ginger cat. Up until recently Katrina lived on a 10 acre property and her daughter and son enjoyed the country lifestyle with horses and motorcycles. From these experiences Katrina has written a series of books on their true life experiences. Diary of a Horse Mad Girl (5 books in the series) and Diary of a Motorcycle Crazy Boy are the result, with many readers falling in love with Katrina's family's adventures. 

Her mission in life is to help as many children as possible to grow up to be happy, confident and successful. 

Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General

Secondary Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Friendship

Language: English

Keywords: books for girls ages 9 -12, girls books, diary of an almost cool girl, friendship, books for girls age 11-13, diary of a horse mad girl, bullying, friends, bullying romance, books for girls age 9 11, Julia Jones

Word Count: 14 800

Sales info:

Sells very well, book 3 in a high selling series. Great reviews.

UK  Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,075 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

#3 in Kindle Store > Books > Children's eBooks > Comics & Graphic Novels
#9 in Books > Children's Books > Comics & Graphic Novels
#17 in Kindle Store > Books > Children's eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories


USA  Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,177 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

#49 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Comics & Graphic Novels
#67 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

Sample text:


He looked at me and I truly thought my heart had skipped a beat. I’d never experienced that feeling before. But the sight of the new boy, Harry Robinson, walking in my direction and smiling warmly at me was something I had only dared to imagine. “Do you want to dance?” he asked. “Okay,” I stammered. When he took hold of my hand and led me to the dance floor, I felt as if I were in heaven. “Is this really happening?” I wondered.

I could feel a familiar nervous anxiety starting to form in the pit of my stomach but his reassuring smile caused the uneasy feelings to completely disappear. The image of the two of us, hand in hand as we danced to the slow romantic tune was etched in my mind. And as Sara Hamilton and her friends looked on with envy, I was the proudest 12 year old girl alive at that moment.

The sudden loud ringing in my ears was deafening as the image of Harry’s handsome face quickly melted away. I opened my eyes and tried to focus. Then the realization hit me. I was actually in bed, my alarm was ringing and it was a school day. I had been dreaming.

“NOOO!” I cried. “That was the best dream ever! I want to go back to sleep and keep on dreaming!” If only dreams did come true. This was the thought that flashed through my mind as I reluctantly tumbled out of bed and headed for the bathroom, only to find the door locked. Great! Just what I need - my brother in the bathroom again. I swear that every time I want to use it, he seems to beat me. And he’s worse than me! For goodness sake, how can a boy take so long? I headed miserably downstairs for some breakfast. “Aren’t girls the ones who are supposed to hog bathrooms, not boys?” I asked my mother as I gulped down my cereal.

Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Translation in progress.
Already translated. Translated by Brigit de Haas
Author review:
Brigit is a great translator and a pleasure to work with. I can recommend her highly.
Already translated. Translated by Gaëlle Guilleaume
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A wonderful Translator, easy to work with.
Already translated. Translated by Anja Ritter and Christina Löw
Author review:
Another fabulous translation by Anja who is an extremely thorough translator and very professional in her approach to her work. Once again, I would recommend Anja very highly for any translation work whatsoever!
Already translated. Translated by Cecilia Metta
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Another excellent translation by Cecilia. Care has been taken to do quality work.
Already translated. Translated by Sandra Schofield
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Sandra has completed a professional translation. I recommend her highly for translation work.
Already translated. Translated by Cinta Garcia de la Rosa
Author review:
Cinta is a real professional. Not only is she an award winning author herself but she is also an extremely efficient and diligent translator. She takes the utmost care with her work, ensuring a perfect translation every time. I am very grateful to have found Cinta and I recommend her highly for any translation work.

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