Author Archives: Shire of Mundaring Libraries

My Life in a Pea Soup by Lisa Nops

Today’s mini book review is thanks to the First Tuesday Book Club, and is about ‘My Life in a Pea Soup’, by Lisa Nops. It is an autobiography about raising a child with autism, and follows Lisa’s journey across three … Continue reading

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Lost and Found by Brooke Davis

This week’s mini book review is courtesy of the First Tuesday Book Club. ‘Lost and Found’ by Brooke Davis has three main characters: a 7 year-old girl with red, curly hair and gumboots, an 82 year-old widow who stays home and … Continue reading

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The Red Tent by Anita Diamant – mini-review

Monday’s mini-review by Mundaring School for Seniors Book Club is on ‘The Red Tent’ by Anita Diamant. This has been around since 1997 but is continually being borrowed, so much so that we have had to replace our copies more … Continue reading

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For children under 6, a special book rea

For children under 6, a special book reading and illustration activity with Gabriel Evans, artist and illustrator. Gabriel has illustrated over 15 children’s books. Check out his blog at http://ow.ly/bQT030c3Ef4 to view some of his wonderful work. As part of … Continue reading

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What’s on next week! Tuesday 10.30am –

What’s on next week! Tuesday 10.30am – 1,2 Pirate Stew author Kylie Howarth reading and art class at Boya Library Wednesday 1.00pm Mundaring Library – National Simultaneous Storytime and craft – Same story, same time all over Australia! http://ow.ly/i/uYgTv http://ow.ly/i/uYgX3

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‘After’ by Nikki Gemmell You will be walked through an experience many Australian families have been struck by, one that is particular to this time of medical miracles and extended life expectancy which, for some, means extended suffering. Gemmell knew … Continue reading

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‘Lucie Aubrac: The French Resistance Heroine who Defied the Gestapo’ by Sian Rees

Rees brings to vivid life the story of Lucie Aubrac and her husband, a couple in the French Resistance. The story shows how truth can be so much stranger than fiction. From the very beginning of her life, Lucie shows … Continue reading

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Hester and Harriet by Hilary Spiers

Hester and Harriet are two elderly widowed sisters who move in together in a comfortable cottage in an English village. Their lives are also comfortable – predictable and safe. The novel opens with them both contemplating the yearly dreaded family … Continue reading

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Monday mini book review by Mundaring School for Seniors

Monday mini book review by Mundaring School for Seniors is about ‘The Turning’ by Tim Winton. The book club gave it a 9 out of 10. It’s a book that has been published for a while, but still very popular. … Continue reading

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‘Mathilda the Karak’ – her story

Mathilda is a Forest Red-Tailed Parrot currently on display at Boya Library. We have had lots of questions about her, so here is her story: Karak! There are several threatened species of Black-Cockatoo that can be seen around the Perth … Continue reading

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