Author Archive for Eaton Library

September School Holidays 2018

Just a reminder to everyone on our opening hours during the School Holidays

Tuesday 25th September to Friday 5th October – 9.00am to 5.30pm

Saturdays – 9.00am to 1.00pm

Also that we will be closed Monday the 24th of September for the Queens Birthday public holiday.



Book Talk

New fiction titles


The Ghost Tree by Barbara Erskine

Before you follow the path into your family’s history, beware of the secrets you may find…

The new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author.

Ruth has returned to Edinburgh after many years of exile, left rootless by the end of her marriage, career and now the death of her father, from whom she had long been estranged. She is faced with the daunting task of clearing his house, believing he had removed all traces of her mother. Yet hidden away in a barely used top-floor room, she finds he had secretly kept a cupboard full of her possessions. Sifting through the ancient papers, Ruth discovers the diary and letters written by her ancestor from the eighteenth century, Thomas Erskine.

Goodreads rating 4.44/5




Court of Wolves (Book 2 New World Trilogy) by Robyn Young

The New World Rising trilogy continues with this immersive, atmospheric adventure set in Florence and southern Spain in the last decades of the 15th century, when everybody wants a piece of the pie they except Christopher Columbus to discover when he sets sail. Beautifully, elegantly written as you’d expect from Robyn Young.

Goodreads rating 4.33/5





New non-fiction titles



3D Game Programming for Kids : Create Interactive Worlds with JavaScript – Chris Storm

You know what’s even better than playing games? Creating your own. Even if you’re an absolute beginner, this book will teach you how to make your own online games with interactive examples. You’ll learn programming using nothing more than a browser, and see cool, 3D results as you type. You’ll learn real-world programming skills in a real programming language: JavaScript, the language of the web. You’ll be amazed at what you can do as you build interactive worlds and fun games.

Goodreads rating 4.03/5


New DVD’s



Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time

From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space,  examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.

IMBD 4.2/10



Agatha Christies Poirot Series 8 

Hercule Poirot, the world’s greatest detective, nest-ce pas? Enigmatic, eccentric and extremely intelligent, Hercule Poirot cracks the toughest cases with brainpower alone, endearing himself to thinkers everywhere. Epitomising Agatha Christie’s Poirot, David Suchet stars as the dapper and debonair Belgian detective with an eye for deadly detail, outsmarting both the criminals and his cohorts in and around elegant upper-crust London.




Novel Conversations

Find Your Treasure : Children’s Book Council of Australia 2018

It was Children’s Book Week and this year’s theme was Find Your Treasure. Not only is it a catchy theme but it is absolutely spot on.

As many of us can attest, there are so many fabulous reading gems out there to be discovered.

Established in 1945, the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a volunteer run, not for profit organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians.

Each year the CBCA develops a list of notable books to bring to the public’s attention and enhance reading experiences for young people.

Numerous studies have shown the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories with babies and children of all ages.

It assists with the development of early language, pre-reading skills, listening skills and comprehension, igniting little neurons in your child’s brain. 

The Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research study proves a causal effect between the frequency of reading to a child and his or her development.

Children who are read to six to seven days a week are almost a year ahead of those who are not being read to. These are significant finds as to the positive effects of reading to your child.

Children’s Book Council of Australia book selection has some outstanding books such as Swan Lake by Anne Supdvilas with breathtaking illustrations, a beautifully illustrated picture book and some fantastic adventures like The Great Rabbit Chase by Freya Blackwood and her cute pet rabbit who likes to escape.

Some notable books in the young reader section are The Shop at Hoopers Bend by the renowned Australian Emily Rodda and How to Bee by Bren MacDibble, a beautifully written tale of belonging.


Any of the recommended CBCA titles would be great to share with your child or if they are independent readers there are some great titles to introduce them to.

Shire of Dardanup Libraries have a selection of the CBCA titles on order but we can also access any from the list through the One Library System.

So come on in for Children’s Book Week and Find Your Treasure at the library.




Children’s Book Week 2018

Children’s Book Week 2018

Presenting Author: Rebecca Laffar-Smith









To celebrate Childrens Book Week author Rebecca Laffar-Smith will be visiting the following schools in the Shire of Dardanup today:

  • Glen Huon Primary School
  • Eaton Primary School
  • River Valley Primary School

Rebecca will engage with the students by starting with a show and tell about the process of putting a book together.  Discussing a six-point formula created for young writers.  Together with the students, coming up with ideas for characters, settings and then a six-point story.

The author visit was made possible by the following organisations:

  • The Department of Local Government
  • Sports and Cultural Industries
  • Lotterywest
  • Healthway promoting the Go for 2 & 5 health message, and
  • WA CBCA (Children’s Book Council of Australia)




Book Talk

New fiction titles



The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly

Another title in the Charlie Parker series, although can be read as a stand- alone crime novel.  When a young woman’s body is found in the woods in Maine, it is apparent she was pregnant, but where is the child?  Parker is assigned the case to identify the young woman and find what happened to the child.  This is an edge of your seat thriller, fast paced and with twists and turns that will leave your head spinning.

Goodreads rating 4.44/5





Return to Roseglen by Helene Young

Queen of romantic suspense, Helene’s 7th novel tells the story of Ivy Dunmore, an aging and frail station owner.  Themes of elder abuse, aging and inter-generation relationships are examined.  This is an intelligent and beautifully written book on very relevant issues affecting older Australians.

Goodreads rating 4.33/5


New non-fiction titles



Icy Graves : Exploration and Death in the Antarctic by Stephen Haddelsey

Stephen Haddelsey examines in detail fatal accidents that have occurred in field of exploration of Antarctica.  Some of the accidents examined are famous explorers, and also lesser known figures and many with excerpts in their own words.






Spying on Whales : the past, present and future of the world’s largest animals by Nick Pyenson

Paleonologist Nick Pyenson reveals in this wonderfully detailed and readable book the life of whales, looking back to fossilized forms and the future of the world’s largest mammal.   Pyenson successfully brings science to the everyday reader with the plight of these beautiful and intelligent creatures of the deep.




New DVD’s



The Borrowers

Although this movie was released in 1997, we now have a copy in the library of this timeless comedy.  John Goodman plays the evil real estate developer and ”the borrowers” are tiny little people living in the walls of a house they are determined to save from destruction.   This film has many laugh out loud moments and is lots of fun.

IMBD 5.8/10





Paddington 2

Who could not fall in love with the adorable Paddington?  In this movie Paddington has moved in with the Brown’s and works at odd jobs so he can buy Aunt Lucy a 100th birthday present.  Follow Paddington’s antics after he discovers the special birthday gift is stolen.

IMBD 7.9/10



Popular Magazine selection



Australian Vegan Magazine

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