Author: This Charming Mum

Happily Ever After – Modernised Fairy Tales (To Avoid Death Discussions At Bedtime)

modern fairy tales for kids

Happily Ever After series by Alex Field with guest illustrators New Frontier Publishing RRP: $24.99 AUD It’s Children’s Book Week in Australia right now and kids everywhere are celebrating literacy and storytelling in homes, classrooms and libraries. My Mr 5 went…

Straight White Men (Theatre Review)

Brisbane theatre review

Straight White Men by Young Jean Lee La Boite at the Roundhouse Theatre, Brisbane Straight white men, especially the middle to upper class variety, are regularly told they hold a privileged position in society.  Historically, this has been true in…

Book Gifts For New Mums

book gifts for new mums

As if you have time to read anything when you have a new baby in the house, right? Right?? My idea of ‘spare time’ when my babies were young was catching up on ads for the Ab Cruncher 3000 during 3am breastfeeds…

The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis (review)

Sidekicks Will Kostakis YA Fiction

It’s been awhile between blog posts lately due to general chaos on the home front. As ever, good books have been saving my sanity. Here’s one of my recent favourites… The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis Penguin RRP: $19.99AUD It strikes…

Like I Can Love by Kim Lock

Kim Lock Australian fiction

Like I Can Love by Kim Lock Macmillan Australia RRP: $29.99 It’s been awhile since I’ve read a book I wanted to yell at. Do you know what I mean? The kind of book that has you sitting in bed…